SOURCE: MIT Forum of Atlanta

July 22, 2005 10:16 ET

MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta Announces New Executive Committee

Nelson Chu Takes Helm as Chairman

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 22, 2005 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta, a volunteer, non-profit organization working to promote and strengthen innovation at the intersection of business and technology in the Southeast, has announced its new Executive Committee for the fiscal year 2005 - 2006. Leading the group will be Kinetic Ventures' Managing Director Nelson Chu, with support from Holland Services Company President Ed Inman as Vice Chair.

"We're looking forward to a year that significantly impacts technology and business in the Southeast," said Mr. Chu. "With the help and continued guidance of the previous executive committee, we've assembled a team that is dedicated to helping this entire region grow and prosper through the encouragement of entrepreneurship. I'm very much looking forward to helping move that vision forward."

The Forum Executive Committee also appoints the following: Ann Revell-Pechar, President of Revell-Pechar Inc., takes over as the Programs Committee Chair with Jon Ziglar of Raymond James as Vice Chair; Laurie Baird, Director of Technology Alliances at Turner Broadcasting, Membership Committee Chair; Mike Bloom, Managing Director of EGL Holdings, Volunteer Committee Chair; P.J. Lynch, President and COO at Vistascape, Sponsorship Committee Chair; and Anne Simons, Principal of ®evolution partners, fills the Marketing Committee chair.

"The Atlanta Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum is set to accomplish great things for this community," said outgoing Chairman Mark Braunstein. "We've spent the last 18 months of my tenure with Nelson leading the Programs committee, producing events as far reaching as the state of the wireless world with Earthlink CEO Garry Betty, to Samsung's Peter Weedfald, Senior VP of Marketing, providing insight into the insides of making great companies. I hand the baton over to a very capable leader."

About the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation at the intersection of business and technology in the Southeast. The MIT Forum accomplishes its mission through a series of events, including: Interactive case studies, Satellite Broadcasts, a Distinguished Speaker Series and a series on the Leading Edge Technologies of the 21st Century. The Forum invites anyone who is interested to attend regular events and become a member. No prior affiliation with MIT is necessary to participate or join. For additional information visit

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