CEO Ken Myer to leave WTIA

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) announced today that its CEO, Ken Myer, has decided to leave and return to industry.

“Three years ago, I saw an opportunity to apply my experience as an industry executive and to give something back to the technology community that had been so good to me,” said Myer. “I felt I could bring new ideas to the Association and really make a positive impact. I’m very proud of what our team has achieved in the last three years and I think now is a good time to hand over the reins to new leadership and return to industry for my next challenge. I plan to continue on as a volunteer with the WTIA.”

Myer will continue to run the WTIA through the end of March while the organization conducts a search for his successor.

During his tenure, Myer presided over the transition of the organization founded as the Washington Software Alliance (WSA) to a more expansive Washington Technology Industry Association, which now includes the electronics, device and clean tech sectors.

Under his leadership, the WTIA launched new educational programs, new member services including a Job Center, opened an office in China to promote the interests of WTIA member companies and integrated the Washington office of TechAmerica, a national association of electronics manufacturers and technology companies into the WTIA.