ITAA Elects New Software Board Members

February 23, 2005

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Charlie Greenwald (703) 284-5305 cgreenwald@itaa.org

Arlington, VA, -- The Information Technology Association of America’s (ITAA) Software Division has selected eight new Members to its Board of Directors.

Executives newly elected to serve on the Software Division Board are:

John Schwarz, President and COO, Symantec, Chairs the Software Division Board. James Treleaven, President and CEO of Catalyst International is Vice Chair.

Other Board Members are:

"It is an exciting time for the software industry. The opportunities and challenges facing firms are significant," said Schwarz. "We are delighted to have such an outstanding caliber of executives to help lead the software industry in addressing the challenges it faces today."

"ITAA has been blessed with thought leaders throughout its 44 year history, and these new Board Members are no exception," remarked ITAA President Harris N. Miller. "These are the individuals who have helped make the US software industry number one in the world."

"The new Directors will bring tremendous energy to the Board. They are proven leaders who clearly understand what drives the software sector," said ITAA Senior Vice President Jeff Lande. "We look forward to working with our new Board in helping industry executives find common ground amongst themselves and policy makers alike, to further new technologies, and to network with potential partners and customers." The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) provides global public policy, business networking, and national leadership to promote the continued rapid growth of the IT industry. ITAA consists of over 380 corporate members throughout the U.S. The Association plays the leading role in issues of IT industry concern including information security, taxes and finance policy, digital intellectual property protection, telecommunications competition, workforce and education, immigration, online privacy and consumer protection, government IT procurement, human resources and e-commerce policy. ITAA members range from the smallest IT start-ups to industry leaders in the Internet, software, IT services, ASP, digital content, systems integration, telecommunications, and enterprise solution fields. For more information visit www.itaa.org. ITAA is secretariat of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, consisting of 65 IT trade associations around the world.