The Chattanooga Technology Council is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to connecting the regional tech community to drive economic growth across the region. The Board of Director meets monthly, usually on the second Thursday of the month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The Executive Committee meets as needed, usually 6-8 times per year.
A full Board term is three years, and each board member may serve up to two consecutive terms. The board is divided into three “classes” of roughly the same number of directors so that the natural turnover will not result in a drastic loss of members or institutional experience in any one year. Directors may be elected to serve a term of less than three years in order to maintain a balanced size among each class.
The Treasurer delegates to the ChaTech Admin/Bookkeeper the responsibility to keep correct and complete records to show accurately the financial condition of ChaTech.
1. Attends all Board meetings and Executive Committee meetings.
2. The Treasurer reviews and provides feedback on the monthly financial reports prepared by the bookkeeper before they are sent out to the board.
3. S/he presents the financial report at Board meetings, communicating concerns and achievements as appropriate.
4. Together with the bookkeeper and tax professionals, the Treasurer assures compliance with: (i) financial standards applicable to non-profit organizations, and (ii) applicable federal requirements incident to the Council’s tax-exempt status.
The Treasurer will generally devote ~3 hours/month to ChaTech business if there is only a Board meeting and ~5-6 hours/month if there is both a Board meeting and an Executive Committee meeting during that month.
Treasurer-Elect: The Treasurer-Elect performs the duties of the Treasurer when s/he is not available. The Treasurer-Elect assumes the role of Treasurer at the end of that officer’s term.
ChaTech Committees: (listed in alphabetical order)
Events/Fundraising: Chaired by Board Member/Events and supported by the Executive Director and Event Planner. Responsible for planning and implementing fundraisers, evaluating effectiveness of existing events, and assessing the feasibility of new events. Evaluate ROI after events and recommend changes to the Board as warranted.
Executive Committee: Convened by the Chair; additional committee members are the Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and sometimes the past Chair. Responsible for developing proposed annual slate, governing bylaw changes, developing budget and conducting annual review of financial policies; and other tasks outlined in the By-Laws.
Marketing & Membership: Chaired by Board Member/Marketing and supported by the Executive Director and Marketing Coordinator; responsible for developing strategies to promote ChaTech events and elevate the profile of ChaTech in the community. Helps assess the value of ChaTech to members and how membership value can be enhanced. Develops strategies for member recruitment and engages the Board in recruitment/retention activities. Partners with Member Programs and Event Committees as needed.
Member Programs (includes monthly Connect programs, social events, subject forum groups, and any special programs): Chaired by Board Member/Programs and managed by Executive Director or Events Planner. Responsible for determining the content and securing the speakers for monthly Connect programs. Bringing additional value-add programs to expand member value and ensuring success of each.
Outreach & Education Programs: Chaired by Board Member/Outreach and supported by Executive Director or Event Planner. Responsible for implementing the ChaTech Scholars program including overseeing the committee to select scholarship recipients. Reviews plans for coding camps. Increases community awareness of ChaTech through participation in job fairs, school programs, etc.
Executive Forum: Provides leadership to ChaTech’s Executive Forum for Chief Information Officers of our member companies. Works with Executive Director to identify and secure presenters, hosts, and other resources needed to carry out this program.
Information Security Forum: Provides leadership to ChaTech’s Information Security Forum for Chief Information Security Officers or the highest information security manager of our member companies. Works with Executive Director to identify and secure presenters, hosts, and other resources needed to carry out this program.
ChaTech Women: Chairs the ChaTech Women Planning Committee, which falls under the Member Programs Committee. Supported by the Executive Director and Event Planner in managing a committee predominantly comprised of community members. Committee identifies important issues/topics for women in technology careers and schedules programs to address them. Assists with identifying and securing presenters, hosts, and other resources needed to carry out this program.
Scenic City Summit: Serves as an active participant on the SCS Planning Committee. Reports to the board on progress of planning and other issues that may arise.
DevOps Day: Serves as an active participant on the DevOps Day Planning Committee. Reports to the board on progress of planning and other issues that may arise.
Diversity Forum: Helps to structure and launch a forum to support IT professionals from underserved groups. In 2019, this includes articulating the mission, recruiting participants, marketing the group, and holding the first meetings with staff support as needed.
Those interested can email their resume to Carla Askonas at firstname.lastname@example.org.