TechCA’s mission is to create more productive and trusting partnerships between government and industry by building community, helping industry speak with one voice and promoting fairness, diversity and equal access in government contracting.
Consisting of industry professionals representing a diverse range of perspectives, the Corporate Advisory Council sets the association’s priorities and direction to fulfill TechCA’s mission and ensure a high-quality membership experience. In a brand-neutral way, members of the Advisory Council are committed to supporting the community and helping association staff by providing expertise and professional knowledge. The Advisory Council meets monthly to discuss association activities, including work in various committees, event planning and membership growth.
Kim Hewitt is the IBM California Public Sector Sales Director. Serving in this position since 2005, she is responsible for the sale and support of IBM’s overall business portfolio with the State of California clients.
She has broad experience across the IBM lines of business over her three decade plus career with the company. Kim has supported CA public sector entities here in Sacramento for over 25 years. Prior to joining IBM, she worked in technical sales and marketing for Perkin-Elmer Corporation and Waters Associates.
Kim has served as a Board member of the United Way California Capital Region since 2007.
Chad Hodges serves as CEO of HSB Solutions. Chad has served the Tech Industry for over 20 years and his passion for people and technology have meant the successful deployment of many solutions for the State of California government at large.
Bill Maile is CEO of Maile Media LLC, a Sacramento-based communications firm. Previously, he was the director of government relations at the AGL Association. Before that he spent five years as editor of Techwire, a technology industry publication he founded in 2011. He was communications director for the California Technology Agency, one of several positions he held as an appointee in the Schwarzenegger Administration.
Rebecca Morales has spent 17 years in technology sales for State and Local Government in California. She currently serves as Account Executive for DataRobot. Outside of work, Rebecca has served as the Membership Director for the WITI Sacramento Board to help grow the network and attract new members to the organization. She also served as a Board Member for Foster Youth Education Fund, a non-profit organization created to generate and disburse education grants to emancipating foster youth.
Jennifer Saha is the founder of Golden Bridge Strategies, a strategic advisory and consulting firm. She previously served as senior director of public sector for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). She also served ten years in State government, most recently as deputy director for strategic planning, policy and research at the California Department of General Services. Saha was a gubernatorial appointee under both Governors Schwarzenegger and Brown.
Ann Shook has more than 25 years of experience in state and local government finance and technology sales and she is the SAP Senior Client Executive for the State of California. Prior to that, Ann worked for Dell EMC for more than 12 years, more recently serving as the U.S. Director SLED sales and business development.
Ann is passionate about working with government customers and she has worked throughout the country to bring fresh ideas to the latest customer challenges, including new initiatives like “Smart” Government.
Ann has served as Chairman for State of California’s Procurement Committee where she has worked to help the State modernize and simplify procurement for the benefit of government and the vendor community. She also serves as the Director for the Sacramento Chapter of Women in IT International (WITI) where she works to help women in technology advance their careers. Ann lives in Sacramento with her husband Mike and their two dogs who run the household!