Tech 25 Awards Honor 'Exceptional Professionals'

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(Image from 2017 Tech 25 luncheon courtesy of TechPoint.) (Image from 2017 Tech 25 luncheon courtesy of TechPoint.)

Indianapolis-based TechPoint has named its fourth Tech 25 class. The awards recognize "critical and exceptional performers" at technology and tech-enabled Hoosier companies. Winners in three categories -- tech product/R&D, tech sales/marketing and tech professional services -- were chosen based on considerations including professional contributions, community commitment, energy and attitude. More than 60 received nominations.

The award celebrates professionals who are not chief executive officers or other top-level executives. TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier says "the Tech 25 Awards is a beacon, lifting up these exceptional professionals as examples of the 'best of the best' who rarely receive acknowledgement despite their significant contributions both in the workplace and in the community."

This year's winners are:

Tech Product/R&D

  • Lori Boyer, Software Application Developer, Barnes & Thornburg
  • Brian Brinegar, Director of Engineering, Salesforce
  • Shawn Hall, Director, Next Generation Data Center Engineering, Kinney Group
  • Kevin Marshall, UX Architect, PERQ
  • Thomas Marshall, Game Development Project Manager, BitLoft
  • Alex Meadows, Raytheon IIS Innovation Center Lead, Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon Intelligence, Information & Services
  • Jon Nolen, Developer, DeveloperTown
  • Jason Ortiz, Sr. Integration Engineer, Pondurance
  • Melanie Sandlin, Executive Director - Components and Corporate Functions IT, Cummins
  • Joan Schrenkel, Director of Data Management, MOBI
  • Le'gretta Smith, Technical Director, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Tech Sales & Marketing

  • Aaron Berkey, Senior Director of Sales, Torchlite
  • Corey Bischoff, Vice President, Global Sales Operations, Genesys
  • Nicole MacLean, Partner and Experience Strategies Manager, Emplify
  • Clare Maher, IoT Market Development Manager, ClearObject
  • Thom McCorkle, Customer Success Director, Zylo
  • Egan Montgomery, Director of Marketing, DemandJump
  • Lee Morgan, Sr. Customer Solutions Engineer, Mimir
  • Kelly Wilson, Director of Marketing & PR, SEP

Tech Professional Services

  • Justin Bates, Director of Finance & Accounting, SmarterHQ
  • Ryan Culver, Director of Logistics, Fulfillment and Partner Success, SupplyKick
  • Doug Ding, Practice Director, Kronos Incorporated
  • Kristin Hess, Sr. Product Marketing Partner, Innovatemap
  • Stephanie Sponsel, Operations Director, netlogx
  • Adam Young, Director of Customer Success, Bolstra

The Tech 25 2018 Class will be honored August 16 at a luncheon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in conjunction with the Indy Women in Tech LPGA Championship at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course. You can connect to more about the program by clicking here.

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