The Council Bolsters its Board’s Expertise and Knowledge in Digital Marketing, Economic Development and Finance
“This group of dynamic leaders has worked in Arizona’s technology community for many years and knows what it takes to advance our position as a premier technology hub,” said
The board of directors serves an advisory and fiduciary role by representing the interests of the state’s technology industries in the Council's strategic planning and ongoing operations. The current board includes 33 members representing a diverse set of organizations.
Watson, Harris, Kloefkorn and Zepper each provide a unique perspective on the technology industry, as well as strong backgrounds in a wide variety of technology, marketing, finance and economic development roles. Their respective bios are:
Watson brings more than 20 years of economic development leadership experience to
During her tenure with ACA and predecessor
Watson began her career in
After graduating from the
Harris moved to
Harris began working for
Kloefkorn is a business and marketing expert with more than 25 years of experience. She helps companies increase leads and revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars. She leads a talented team of marketers in creating and executing award-winning campaigns around the world.
Kloefkorn founded full-service, business-to-business marketing agency KEO Marketing in 2000. The company specializes in marketing strategy, messaging, digital infrastructure, execution and analytics. KEO Marketing helps grow Fortune 1000 companies, as well as medium-sized businesses.
Kloefkorn is the recipient of many local and national marketing awards. She was recently named one of the Top 10 Business Leaders of the Year and Top 25 Dynamic Women in Business by the
For more than 15 years, Kloefkorn has been involved with the
Zepper serves as MDSL’s vice president of Customer Demand, which includes marketing, business development, and alliances and partnerships. He is responsible for the client experience, which includes aligning offerings, marketing efforts, and ensuring sales methodology integrates with MDSL’s delivery team.
He has 19 years of experience leading technology sales, marketing, and services organizations, and is a featured speaker at a number of technology and services events. Zepper was most recently at CloudCover, where he served as executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. Prior to CloudCover, he served as vice president of Professional Services, Sales and Marketing at Tech Data Corporation, where he was named a CRN Channel Chief in 2017. His previous company,
Zepper earned his bachelor of science in finance from
Companies represented on the