About Us

The Southern Piedmont Technology Council is a member based organization consisting of technology companies and advocates from Southern Virginia. Since the inception, the SPTC has been an advocate and voice in stressing the importance of the need for the region to invest in technology. We have focused on serving technology-related needs of the public and private sector, and on raising the awareness to enable the region to accommodate the changing way of doing business, and also to evolve with it.

Through our networking meetings, conferences and banquets, we have aimed at building on our membership base, educating the community, facilitating discussion with, and increasing Southern Piedmont’s exposure to other parts of Virginia. Our service range encompasses Patrick, Henry, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Halifax and Mecklenburg counties and the cities of Danville and Martinsville.

Mission

To further the economic vitality of the Southern Piedmont region by developing and promoting the region’s technology resources.

Vision

Advancing technology in the Southern Piedmont region

Goals

  • Increase membership through resources, funding, diversity, and validity
  • Identify and market the region’s technology assets including workforce, technology support, technology resources, and economic development
  • Identify and develop training and resources to help support the region’s businesses, organizations, and educational institutions maximize effectiveness of technology
  • Expand, diversify, and maximize the effectiveness of the board, partnerships and resource connections.
  • Influence local, regional and state leaders in order to create a strategic impact on policy, curriculum, workforce development and job creation

Board of Directors

President – Kelly Fitzgerald, The Launch Place
President-Elect – Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance
Past President – Jon Horin, Noblis
Treasurer – Jonathan Wright, Harris Harvey Neal & Co.
Secretary – Kelly Shotwell, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

Anthony Campbell, Individual Member
Steve Carrigan, Danville Community College
Kim Clifton, Pittsylvania County Schools
Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning & Research
Sean Hubbard, Martinsville Electronics
Kevin Lipscomb, Averett University
Becky Martin, Individual Member
Inez Rodenburg, City of Danville
Melany Stowe, New College Institute
Bill Stephens, American National Bank & Trust
Bob Stolle, Center for Innovative Technology

Staff

Rachel Reynolds, SPTC Administrator
Contact: 434-766-6771