CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 29, 2017) - The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) today announced the addition of six new members to its Board of Directors and the appointment of Jeremie Bacon, CEO, Synap as vice-chair of the organization. The new appointments bolster ITA's commitment to helping local tech companies scale by adding additional expertise and depth on how to grow and expand tech businesses.

"It's important for us to continuously evolve our leadership," said ITA CEO Julia Kanouse. "Each of these new board members bring a unique perspective on how ITA can continue to grow and evolve our programs and services to better meet member needs and, by extension, grow the Chicago technology industry."

"I'm thrilled to welcome Jeremie Bacon as vice-chair of the ITA," said Fred Hoch, executive chairman, ITA, and co-founder, TechNexus Venture Collaborative. "Jeremie is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor and a strong supporter of the Chicago tech community. With his leadership, I have no doubt that ITA will continue to be the key resource for driving our members and the industry to new heights."

New ITA board members are:

All appointments are effective immediately.

About ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) scales Illinois tech companies. With innovative resources that allow members to collaborate with each other, build their talent networks and elevate their local and national presence, ITA is the region's strongest advocate for fostering innovation and growth. Founded in 2005 and supporting 500-plus growth-stage tech companies, ITA has a rich history of driving business forward. For more information, visit, follow @ITAbuzz on Twitter or find us on LinkedIn.

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