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Tech Exec Auction to Benefit STEM Education Programs

Technology Association of Oregon
September 07, 2016

Tech Exec Auction to Benefit STEM Education Programs


Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education plays a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the economy and is a critical component to the future success of Oregon and Southwest Washington technology industry. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.

During the month of September, Technology Association of Oregon is featuring a series of blog posts, podcasts, and initiatives focused on the importance of supporting talent development to the technology industry in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

This week we are excited to announce our first annual Tech Exec Online Auction to benefit the work of STEM education programs Innovate Oregon, iUrbanTeen, Oregon Robotics, and Portland YouthBuilders.

“Modeled after similar efforts in other markets, our Tech Exec Auction is a fun way to combine valuable business connections with lending support to STEM education programs that, ultimately, benefit the tech sector in our region,” says Skip Newberry, President and CEO, of the Technology Association of Oregon

From Monday, September 19th at 7 am through Thursday, September 22nd at 5 pm individuals and companies will have the opportunity to bid on Tech Exec experiences, as well as wine and hotel stays, through the Online Auction Portal.

Participating Tech Exec’s include:
Keith Brown, Director - IBM Systems and Gary Mortensen - President, Stoller Vineyards
Bob Conlin, CEO - NAVEX Global
Celeste Edman, CEO - Lunar Logic
Mat Ellis, CEO - Cloudability
Greg Fallon, Vice President, Simulation - Autodesk
Josh Hartung, Founder & CEO - Polysync
Mark Lawler, Vice President, Engineering - CrowdCompass by Cvent
Peter Lund, COO - SuperGenius
Steve Marsh, CEO - Smarsh
Dwayne Melancon, CTO - Tripwire
Skip Newberry, President & CEO, Technology Association of Oregon
Samantha Phenix, Vice President of Research & Development and Jennifer Davis, Chief Marketing Officer - Planar
David Sohigian, Co-Founder & Chairman - Workday
Scott Waddell, CTO -Iovation
Jake Weatherly, CEO - SheerID
Brad Windecker, CEO - Orchestra Software
And others to be added soon.

Special thanks to Portland Development Commission for their support of the Tech Exec Auction.

Are you a Tech Exec that would like to participate in the 2016 online auction? Email Rylee O’Brien, Director of Special Events, to coordinate your auction package today!