Cloud Girls Organization Names New Board Leadership for 2020

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Think Tank Names New Board and Co-chairs To Drive Continued Growth and Expanded Vision

Cloud Girls Board 2020
“Cloud Girls is excited to bring new directors to its board,” said Cloud Girls Co-founder Jo Peterson, vice president of cloud services for Clarify360. “It’s great to see our organization’s succession planning at work. ”

Cloud Girls, a Next-Gen Tech Think Tank, is pleased to announce its new leadership for 2020 as it enters its 10th year. The not-for-profit organization named new board directors and co-chairs across key areas of focus, including finance, philanthropy, membership, communications, operations, strategy and brand, community and events. The group also created a new Work Group for platform and infrastructure. The changes support the organization’s expanded vision as it evolves in its role to inspire and empower women as thought leaders in the evolving cloud and next-generation technology space.

Cloud Girls welcomes the addition of two new directors:

  • Tatiana Sebby, enterprise account executive for 8x8, as chair of Event Planning
  • Natalia Botti, national channel manager at CloudGenix, as chair of Membership

“Cloud Girls is excited to bring new directors to its board,” said Cloud Girls Co-founder Jo Peterson, vice president of cloud services for Clarify360. “It’s great to see our organization’s succession planning at work. Both Natalia and Tatiana have been significant contributors to Cloud Girls either as co-chairs or as active members, and we’re excited to promote them each to the role of director to drive our organization forward.”

Returning board members include:

  • Jess Bryar, global account manager for Masergy, chair of Operations
  • Khali Henderson, senior partner for BuzzTheory, chair of Brand & Strategy
  • Angela Hogaboom, founder and CEO of Ocular Privacy, Security and Technology, chair of Philanthropy
  • Michelle Hyde, president and founder of Hyde Group, chair of Finance
  • Amy Kramer, senior engagement manager, global enterprise solutions for NTT America, chair of Community
  • Tamara Prazak, director of channel strategy and marketing for AppGate, chair of Communications
  • Raj Varma, Vice President of Alliances at Xoriant, in the new role of chair of Platform and Infrastructure

Co-chairs named for 2020 include:

  • Lorraine Bassett, Worldwide Public Sector principal technical business development lead for AWS IoT, co-chair of Philanthropy
  • Allison Bergamo, director of partner education at Pax8, co-chair of Brand & Strategy
  • Marcia Dempster, national channel manager at Armor Cloud Security, co-chair of Event Planning
  • Stephanie Minasian, account manager for Epson America, co-chair of Community
  • Jo Peterson, vice president of cloud services for Clarify 360, co-chair of Brand & Strategy
  • Lacy Rondon, regional partner leader at Rackspace, co-chair of Membership
  • Michelle Ruyle, vice president of digital transformation for Intelisys, co-chair of Operations
  • Jeanine Sicinski, partner experience manager at RapidScale, co-chair of Communications

Cloud Girls thanks the following members, who have completed their terms on the Cloud Girls’ Board of Directors:

  • Kedra Simm, director of channel business development for Ciena, chair of Events
  • Laura Romero, director, global solution partners and programs for Plex Systems, chair of Membership
  • Ally Murtlow, national account manager- North American Channels at 8x8, co-chair of Event Planning
  • Leigh Ann Campbell, business development director, cloud and managed services at Quest software, co-chair of Membership

Additionally, Cloud Girls has an Advisory Board, which acts strategically to advance the organization and provide guidance to the board. Advisory board members:

  • Jo Peterson, vice president of cloud services for Clarify 360
  • Tina Gravel, senior vice president for AppGate
  • Michelle Hyde, CEO for Hyde Group
  • Rokeya Jones, senior director, Azure cloud for Microsoft
  • Lisa Noon, managing director, certified chief architect, Deloitte
  • Michelle Ruyle, vice president of digital transformation for Intelisys

About Cloud Girls
Founded in 2011, Cloud Girls is vendor-neutral, not-for-profit community of female technology advocates dedicated to educating themselves, their organizations and customers about the vast and dynamic cloud ecosystem. By exploring emerging market and technical trends, advocating best practices and building community, Cloud Girls is fostering female thought leaders in next-generation technology. For more information, visit http://www.cloudgirls.org.

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