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Margie Manning

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Kim Anstett

Kim Anstett, the chief information officer for The Nielsen Co., will lead the board of directors of Tampa Bay Tech in 2019.

As chairman and CEO, Anstett will lead a group of officers that also includes Accenture’s Jason Warnke, Travis Milks of Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners and Joseph Southron of Four Rivers Law Firm.

“Our new slate of officers represents four top leaders in the tech community, and their unique perspectives will drive powerful change within the organization and Tampa Bay,” said Jill St. Thomas, co-executive director of Tampa Bay Tech, a nonprofit technology council with more than 100 member companies representing thousands of tech employees and students.

Officers play a key role because Tampa Bay Tech is member-led and board-driven.

Here’s more about each of the new leaders.

The new chair and CEO, Kim Anstett, has worked at Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN), a market research and data analytics firm with a major office in Oldsmar, since 2001, and has been in her current job as CIO since 2014, according to her LinkedIn profile. She focuses on the future of the digital enterprise ensuring Nielsen has effective technology solutions that improve the way associates work. That includes transforming the technology footprint to cloud-based platforms, driving automation in business processes, acquisition integration and continuing to mature the cybersecurity program. She also sponsors the Emerging Leaders Program and Diversity & Inclusion groups.

Jason Warnke

Jason Warnke, Tampa Bay Tech’s new vice chair, is global social enterprise lead and CIO-organization at Accenture (NYSE: ACN, a global professional services company. He leads digital enterprise services within Accenture’s internal IT leadership team, which supports of corporate functions such as marketing, legal, workplace, geographic services and local application development.

Travis Milks

Tampa Bay Tech’s new treasurer is Travis Milks, a managing partner of Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners, a growth equity investment firm in Tampa that is focused on high growth, technology-enabled businesses. Milks currently maintains board responsibilities at Stonehenge portfolio companies YPrime, Thrive, Choice Lega, and Proficient Auto Transport, as an observer. He previously held board observation responsibilities for former portfolio companies VectorLearning and Dixie-Southern before they were sold.

Joseph Southron

Joseph Southron, newly named secretary, is a founding partner of Four Rivers Law Firm. The Tampa firm specializes in patents, trademarks and copyrights. His areas of expertise span intellectual property, business litigation, corporate and business formation, technology and venture debt/private equity.

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