AUSTIN, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Austin Technology Council (ATC) today announced the appointment of Gary Sabins, President and CEO of Renascent Medical, Inc., and Kevin Callahan, Co-founder and VP of Innovation Strategy at MapMyFitness, to Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, of the ATC Board of Directors.
Chairman Gary Sabins brings significant institutional knowledge to his role, having been an ATC board member for over four years. Within the organization, Sabins also leads the ATC Life Sciences Advisory Council and was instrumental in recruiting life sciences executives to join forces under the ATC umbrella.
“We could not be more proud or excited to move forward with our 2014 roadmap with Mr. Gary Sabins at the helm of our board. Gary is a highly respected executive in Austin with a 30-year distinguished career in healthcare and significant success not only in growing and funding start-ups, but in doing so to restore patients’ lives through innovative spinal technologies. He is known for his strategic mind and collaborative skills, strong ethics and results. The ATC will put all of those skills to work in 2014 as we embark on this aggressive roadmap that Gary helped to establish,” said Julie Huls, ATC President and CEO.
Vice Chairman Kevin Callahan brings a dedicated commitment to community building, outreach and leadership to ATC. His expertise and direction took MapMyFitness from a side project to a $150 million acquisition by Under Armour in late 2013.
“When I first moved to Austin, before my furniture had even arrived, I was welcomed by the Austin technology community at an ATC event. This connected and generous organization has continued to open doors for me. That experience is representative of Austin tech leadership, not just how we were but how we must remain: willing to help, accessible at all levels, and supportive of both existing and up-and-coming tech businesses,” said Callahan.
“Kevin articulates the aspirations of Austin’s tech community. His ability to connect ATC's increasing membership of young entrepreneurs and new arrivals with established Central Texas stakeholders is unparalleled, and his commitment to building strong companies and a stronger community is precisely the leadership we need for Austin's continued growth and success as the preferred technology market,” said Joel Trammell, ATC board member, longtime technology entrepreneur, and Chairman and Founder of Khorus.
ATC welcomes these esteemed business leaders to their new positions on the ATC Board of Directors. For more information and bios on the full board, as well as more information on the 2014/15 roadmap of tech priorities, please visit: http://austintechnologycouncil.org.
About Austin Technology Council
The Austin Technology Council (ATC) is the voice of Central Texas’ diverse and thriving technology and life sciences industries, representing more than 1,200 technology executives, 200 companies and 60,000 employees. The Austin technology sector contributes $21 billion annually to the regional economy and supports 26 percent of local jobs. By convening Austin’s top technology executives, ATC is leading the effort to meet the future needs of the industry through increased access to new and diverse technical talent and later stage capital as well as providing thought leadership opportunities and connectivity across the industry and with key stakeholders in Texas and around the world.
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