Washington Technology Center Announces Officers for Board of Directors

Robin Halliday elected Chair of the Board of Directors for Washington Technology Center, Hal Dengerink elected Vice Chair

SEATTLE, WA – June 26, 2007 – Washington Technology Center announces that Robin Halliday of Bellingham has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors for Washington Technology Center. Hal Dengerink of Vancouver has been elected to the position of Vice Chair.

Washington Technology Center’s Board of Directors is comprised of business and academic leaders appointed by the Governor of Washington. The board serves as the governing arm of the state-charted agency, which promotes technology and innovation-based economic development throughout Washington.

“It has been a privilege to serve on the WTC board for the last five years and I am looking forward to this leadership role with our board and the WTC management team,” says Ms. Halliday.

Ms. Halliday has served on the Washington Technology Center Board of Directors since August 2002. She has more than 25 years of senior management and project management experience in small technology companies. She retired at the end of 2006 after 25 years with DIS Corporation, the leading provider of business systems to agricultural and construction equipment companies in North America. She most recently managed as Vice President of Network Services and continues to serve on their Board of Directors. From 2001 to 2006, she was CEO of Rivetek, a network services subsidiary of DIS. She was founding president and currently serves as President of TAG (Technology Alliance Group), a trade organization for technology companies in Northwest Washington. Halliday is a Rotarian and serves on a number of other education and technology focused boards including Junior Achievement, Skagit Valley College and Western Washington University. She is also President of the Bellingham Whatcom County Public Facilities District. Ms. Halliday is a graduate of the University of Washington and has a post-graduate degree from Western Washington University.

Hal Dengerink serves as Chancellor of Washington State University Vancouver and as Special Assistant to the President of Washington State University. Chancellor Dengerink serves as the chief administrative officer for WSU Vancouver providing overall leadership and guiding campus growth. With his additional appointment to the President, Dr. Dengerink examines and recommends policy strategies and structural changes to the evolving WSU multi-campus university system. Prior to joining WSU Vancouver in 1989, Chancellor Dengerink previously served as associate dean of the then named WSU College of Sciences and Arts and as director of the Clinical Psychology Training Program, both in Pullman. He joined the WSU psychology faculty in 1969. Dr. Dengerink is active in the Vancouver community, serving currently on the Board of Trustees of Southwest Washington Hospitals and Clark United Providers, the Board of Directors of Columbia River Economic Development Council, the Board of Directors of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemorative Committee and as Co-Chair on the Columbia River Crossing Task Force. Chancellor Dengerink holds a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Kent State University, all in psychology.

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