ITA names new president

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During its annual Spring Collaborative, held this year in Chicago, the Information Technology Alliance announced that Shawn Slavin will be taking the reins from outgoing president Stan Mork.

The ITA is an independent membership association of accounting-focused mid-market technology professionals, consultants, and product and service providers in North America.

Slavin will take over on September 1, 2019, when Mork retires, and will be the third president in ITA’s history since its founding in 1997. Slavin comes from a technology and accounting background and currently serves as vice president of technology at CS3 Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a CPA, a Certified Technology Professional, Chartered Global Management Accountant, accomplished technology consultant, and longtime ITA member with direct experience across the organization’s functional committees, all of which ITA believes made him a top choice for president.

“We are very excited and fortunate to have someone with Shawn’s background and history with the ITA taking over my responsibilities,” said Mork in a statement. “Upon announcing my retirement in December, it was my greatest hope that someone with previous history, passion, dedication and vision for the ITA and our members would become the next president, and Shawn is certainly a perfect fit for this role.”

“The spirit of openness and professional camaraderie that the ITA promotes among its members is remarkable, and has in no way diminished during my 15 years of participation,” Slavin added. “This is a unique situation, where members of ITA firms you would consider competitors become friends, and friends become strategic partners. I’m tremendously pleased to take on the responsibilities as ITA’s president during a time when our industry is facing tectonic changes in technology that directly impact firms and the expectations of their clients. I look forward to serving our members as we work together to chart a course through opportunities and challenges.”

Mork has agreed to assist with transition activities for the remainder of 2019 and into early 2020, as needed.

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