SOURCE: Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

September 08, 2015 09:05 ET

ITA Launches Talent Advisory Board

Board to Provide Strategic Direction and Guide Development of Local Recruitment and Retention Initiatives

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - September 08, 2015) - The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) today announced the formation of a new Talent Advisory Board. The Talent Advisory Board brings together leaders in recruitment and talent development to collaborate on positioning Chicago as a premier destination for technology industry talent. The Talent Advisory Board will also provide strategic direction and guidance on the development of new ITA talent initiatives and will assist in assessing the effectiveness of current programs.

"Talented people are the lifeblood of any business and they aren't always easy to find -- especially in the technology sector," said Trisha Degg, ITA Director of Talent Programs. "I'm thrilled to be able to bring this experienced group of people together to assist the ITA in building out and refining the programs that we offer our members."

As the ITA continues to grow and expand its role as the leading voice for the local technology community, it is committed to fostering collaboration amongst the community to help solve common issues and identify opportunities where the community itself can become stronger.

"Rising tides lift all boats and although we are all competing for talent, we know that if we don't work together to create a tech friendly environment in Chicago, none of us wins," said Mike Dwyer, Director of Talent Engagement, NowSecure. "When I approached the ITA with the idea of creating this group, I wasn't sure it would happen. I'm very excited to see it now coming to fruition and appreciate the time and effort the ITA has dedicated to making it successful."

The Talent Advisory Board is just one of several Advisory Boards the ITA is planning to launch this year. Additional groups will be formed around Demand Generation and Product/Technology Development to help guide ITA programs and provide a forum for additional peer-to-peer feedback.

Members of Talent Advisory Board include: Shana Sternstein, Director of Recruiting,; Jennifer Marszalek, Interim Head of People and HR, GrubHub; Rob Crawford, Director of Talent Acquisition, Raise; Lindsay Dagiantis, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition, Rise Interactive; Matt Garvey, Manager of Talent Acquisition, kCura; Lindsay Ellis, Campus and Events Recruiting Lead, kCura; Mike Dwyer, Director of Talent Engagement, NowSecure; Kristy Nitskoff, Director of Talent Development, VISANOW; Jim Conti, Director of Talent, Sprout Social; Jeremy Haney, Head of People, Belly.

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The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is a business services organization dedicated to growing technology companies. ITA provides strategic programming, consulting and resources, enabling its members to grow, build and elevate their business. For more information, visit, follow @ITAbuzz on Twitter or find us on LinkedIn.

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