Tampa Bay Tech Announces New Board Chair, Christopher Karlo of MercuryWorks, as the Organization Embarks on Its 24th Year

Tampa Bay Tech Announces New Board Chair, Christopher Karlo of MercuryWorks, as the Organization Embarks on Its 24th Year

Tampa Bay Tech, a leading force in advancing the technology sector in the region, is thrilled to announce Christopher Karlo, a Partner at MercuryWorks, as the new Board Chair succeeding Managing Director, at Accenture, Ande Johnson who seamlessly transitions to Past Chair of Tampa Bay Tech. 

As Tampa Bay Tech enters its 24th year, the organization is poised for an exciting period of growth and collaboration under the leadership of Karlo who has been a long-standing member and valued contributor to the organization. 

Christopher Karlo brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as Board Chair. As a Partner at MercuryWorks, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to the advancement of the technology community in the Tampa Bay area previously serving as Chair of the TBT Membership Committee amongst other roles.  

Tampa Bay Tech has been at the forefront of shaping the local tech landscape, and with Christopher Karlo at the helm, the organization is set to play an even more significant role in making Tampa Bay a hub for technology excellence. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Christopher Karlo as the new Board Chair of Tampa Bay Tech. His vision, leadership, and dedication to the tech community make him an ideal choice to guide our organization into its 24th year and beyond,” said Meghan O’Keefe, Tampa Bay Tech Executive Director.  “Chris’s passion and contagious enthusiasm for making our community thrive, will undoubtedly make for an exciting year.” 

In his role as Board Chair, Karlo will lead the organization in its mission to create a radically connected tech community, driving innovation, collaboration, and growth. The upcoming year promises to be an exciting one for Tampa Bay Tech, with initiatives and programming aimed at strengthening the local tech ecosystem. 

“I am honored to serve as the Board Chair of Tampa Bay Tech during such a pivotal time for our organization and the tech community at large. Together with our dedicated board and members, we will work towards making Tampa Bay an even more dynamic and interconnected tech hub,” said Christopher Karlo. 

Concurrently, Amanda Dugger, CEO, and Co-Founder of DGR Systems, will transition from Chair of Tampa Bay Tech’s Membership Committee to Vice-Chair of the Board.  As Tampa Bay Tech looks forward to a year of transformation and progress, the organization invites the community to join in the journey towards a more connected and vibrant technology landscape in Tampa Bay.

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