Indiana's technology initiative has announced its Tech 25 Class of 2017. TechPoint says the list honors the state's "tech builders" who aren't top-level executives, but are critical to growing the state's industry.

The organization says nearly 60 technology companies nominated a team member for this year's class. The honorees span a wide range of roles including software developers, financial analysts and marketing directors.

The class is divided into three categories: product development, sales/marketing and "other." Honorees were chosen by 15 past Tech 25 Award winners and industry professionals based on criteria including professional contributions and community commitment.

The honorees will be celebrated at an event September 7 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in conjunction with the Indy Women in Tech LPGA Championship.

The Tech 25 Class of 2017 is:

Product Development:
Virginie Adams, Sr. Technical Program Manager, Salesforce
Chris Brown, Director of Product Development, MOBI
Anna Eaglin, Senior Design Partner, Innovatemap
Jon Fuller, Director of Software Engineering, Software Engineering Professionals (SEP)
Tom Gorup, Director of Security Operations, Rook Security
John Harden, Principal Software Engineer, Axia Technology Partners
Rachel Kilroy, Sr. Product Manager, PERQ
Aaron Lerch, Senior Software Architect, DemandJump
Megan McNames, Product Owner, Emplify
San Pathak, Vice President of Technology, Element Three
Keith Willis, Development Manager, NextGear Capital

Marketing & Sales:
Kelsey Briggs, Engagement Manager, Octiv
Jon Corwin, Director of Growth, One Click Ventures
Claire Couch, Director of Strategic Marketing, Torchlite
Elizabeth Friedland, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Appirio
Joe Ignatius, Client Executive, Matrix Integration
Andrea Massimilian, Multi-Channel Marketing Manager, ClearObject
Elliott Shutlz, Sales Development Manager, BidPal, Inc

Other:
Tim Butler, VP Customer Success, Lumavate
Kristi Kennedy, Director IT PMO, NCAA
Kolby McElvain, Senior Designer, High Alpha
Greg Slisz, Finance & Analytics Manager, Kinney Group
Matt Tyner Jr., VP Finance & Operations, SmarterHQ
Josh von Schaumburg, Customer Solutions Lead, Trek10
Meredith Yonker, Audit & Risk Manager, The Mako Group