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Virginia Technology Council

The Virginia Technology Council (VTC) came into being as the result of 1994 legislation. It was created to be an advocate and advisor to government in shaping technology-related policy for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • The VTC is charged with the task of strengthening the technology business sector in the state in order to position Virginia as a global technology leader
  • The VTC is an advocate for technology related issues at all levels of government and within the business community
  • The VTC works with local and regional technology councils in their effort to promote programs of research, development, investment, and marketing for technology industries throughout the Commonwealth
  • The VTC assists in the formation and development of regional technology councils
  • Greater Richmond Technology Council
  • Hampton Roads Technology Council
  • Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • New Century Technology Council
  • Region 2000 Council (in development)
  • Shenandoah Technology Council (Harrisonburg region)
  • The VTC was a co-sponsor of the Virginia Technology Summit, and will now take a leadership role in the implementation of the Building a Commonwealth of Technology: Blueprint for Technology-Based Economic Growth in Virginia (1997).

The Council has 19 members, one member of the House of Delegates appointed by the Speaker of the House, one Senator appointed by the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections, the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, the Secretary of Administration, the President of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, the Director of the Council on Information Management, a representative of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and 12 members appointed by the Governor representing the geographic diversity of the state.

The 1997-1998 Chairman of the VTC is David Lucien, President and CEO of Intrepro Corp. The Vice Chairman is Stan Maupin, Vice president at Branch, Cabell, & Co. The Treasurer is Valerie Perlowitz, President of Reliable Integration Services Inc., and the Secretary is Rosemarie A. Pelletier, President and CEO of Trans Tech.

For more information about the Virginia Technology Council please contact,

Danilo Pelletiere
CIT Fellow
Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology
CIT Tower, Suite 600
2214 Rock Hill Road
Herndon, VA 22070-4005

E-mail: danilo@cit.org
URL: http://www.cit.org

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