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NCTC ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTORS, OFFICERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Gordie Zeigler
540-767-NCTC

Blacksburg, Va., (June 18, 2004) On Thursday June 17, The New Century Technology Council (NCTC) held the election of its new board of directors and executive officers. The newly elected Board members join present Board members, whose terms expire in 2005 and 2006, to help the NCTC refine and realize its long-term, strategic goals. The new Board members begin their term July 1, 2004 and serve for three years, while executive officers serve for one year.

The new Directors are:

Dr. Vinod Chachra, Chairman & CEO, VTLS
Tim Conner, Partner, KPMG
Mike Drzal, Managing Partner, LeClair Ryan
Russ Ellis, President, Xcellos Inc.
Ken Ferris, President, IHS iMonitoring
Jay Foster, CEO, SoftSolutions
Mary Anne McElmurry, Tax Services Director, Brown, Edwards & Co.
Kent Murphy, CEO, LUNA Innovations
Marty Muscatello, President, CCS
Jeff Shumate, REgional Marketin Manager, Nextel Partners
Bob Summers, CEO, nanoCom

The new Executive Council officers are:

President: Ken Ferris, President, IHS iMonitoring
President Elect: Ted Melnik, President, Novozymes Biologicals, Inc.
Secretary: Mary Miller, President, Interactive Design & Development
Treasurer: Mary Anne McElmurray, Tax Services Director, Brown, Edwards & Co.
VP, Public Liaison: Ray Pethtel, Transportation Fellow, Virginia Tech
VP, Capital Access: Russ Ellis, President, Xcellos, Inc.
VP, Entrepreneurial Development: Gary Atkinson, Regional Director, CIT

The Positions of VP, Capital Access and VP, Entrepreneurial Development are new positions created to bring proper organizational focus to those two critical areas of need in the technology industry.

About the New Century Technology Council:

The Vision of the New Century Technology Council is the harnessing of technology to drive regional prosperity. Its mission is to champion a climate for the sustainable success of technology-based businesses in the New Century Region. The NCTC serves its more than 170 business members and the entire technology industry in the greater Roanoke-Blacksburg area and all points between Covington and Wytheville, VA. More information is available at the NCTC website, www.TheTechnologyCouncil.com.


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