CorePurpose Founder elected to the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council

Arizona Technology Council Announces Seven New Board Members and Paul Johnson as Returing Chairman.

(TEMPE, Ariz.—October 20, 2004)—The Arizona Technology Council today announced the names of seven new members of its Board of Directors and designated Paul Johnson, President of ComSites, Inc. and former mayor of Phoenix, as the returning Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The seven new members, named for a three-year term beginning October 19 are:

Rick Crutchley
General Manager Inflow
Phoenix, Arizona

Michelle Hanna
President and CEO
Ribomed Biotechnologies Inc.
Phoneix, Arizona

Gene Holmquist President
Ensynch, Inc.
Tempe, Arizona

Joan Koerber-Walker
Executive Director
Core Purpose, Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

Dan Mazzola Technology Account Manager Computer Systems
Sun Microsystems
Phoenix, Arizona

Jon McGarity Chairman
Arizona BioIndustry Association
Phoenix, Arizona

Robert Smith
Vice President, Strategic Technology
Phoenix, Arizona

“The Council is fortunate to attract such exceptional individuals to the board and I know they will significantly benefit our organization,” said Todd Bankofier, President and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “We are also delighted that Paul Johnson will be returning as chairman of the board. He is an integral part of the Council’s success.”

About The Arizona Technology Council
Since its inception in 2002, the Arizona Technology Council has stood as the largest association of technology companies in Arizona, whose shared vision is for the state to be recognized as a top-tier center for technology-based businesses. The Council works to carry out this vision by driving partnerships, policies and programs that advance the business climate for Arizona’s technology community and by representing, supporting and advocating for member companies through initiatives, advocacy, networking and effective communications.

The Arizona Technology Council represents 30,000-plus employees at more than 400 of the leading technology companies across Arizona. Represented industries include advanced manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, e-learning, environmental technology, software, Internet applications, semiconductors, and telecommunications.

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