Information Technology Alliance president Ron Eagle announced at the organization's spring collaborative meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month that he would not be renewing his contract as president, effective Sept. 1, 2012.
Eagle, one of the founding executives of accounting firm consolidator Centerprise Advisors, helped found and lead the ITA for 15 years.
"The time is right for change at the steering wheel," Eagle stated. He thanked the small group of members who had been with the association since its founding in 1997, and recognized JoAnn Benzer, ITA's first and only executive director.
He also announced that the ITA Board had offered the president's position to long-time ITA member Stan Mork, technology consulting services principal at Top 100 Firm McGladrey, who accepted. He will take the position in the summer of 2013, when he retires from the firm.
In the interim between Eagle's departure and Mork's retirement, Mork will play a more active role in the ITA, with the board and ED Benzer helping to cover the president's duties as part of the transition plan.
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity, and while I have some big shoes to fill, I am looking forward to helping ITA achieve continued growth and success in leading our profession," Mork stated.
ITA will hold its 15-year anniversary meeting and party in Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 4-6, Eagle said. "We will invite everyone involved in the tremendous success of ITA over the years to be there. It's been a special community effort, and so many people have played important roles along the way. We intend to celebrate this unique association and its many accomplishments."
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