2021 Carroll Technology & Innovation Council Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Sonya Hand, Chair

Brett Callegary, Vice Chair
Gauge Digital Media

Holly Bush, Secretary
Marathon Technology Solutions

Gary Ditto, Treasurer
Who, a staffing company

Board Members

Neil Beller
Kit & Kaboodle Productions

Kevin Brown
Quantum Internet & Telephone

Cory Ditzel

Maryland IT Solutions

Mike Hinkle
Timmerman, Beaulieu, Hinkle & Esworthy, LLC

David Shaffer 
Tier One Technology Partners

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Kati Townsley – Executive Director, Carroll Technology & Innovation Council

A Westminster native who attended both Frostburg State University and McDaniel College for undergraduate and graduate studies, Kati spent her previous professional life focused in the legal field before making her philanthropic passions a career choice and joining the Carroll Tech Council in January 2014. She brings exceptional interpersonal skills and administration, communication, and technology experience to the Tech Council and is responsible for the administration and operations of the organization.

Kati works diligently to execute the Board of Directors’ work plan to fulfill the mission of the CTC to provide innovation, technology leadership, information, and resources to develop members’ businesses, build strong community partnerships, and advance technology in Carroll County, MD simply by “Moving Carroll Foward!”

Kati serves as the Vice-Chair of Carroll County’s Long Range Planning Committee and was previously the representative of the technology cluster.  She serves as a member of the Carroll Broadband Advisory Council, is a regular adviser to students, entrepreneurs, and BERC clients, and works closely with the Carroll County Department of Economic Development and Maryland Department of Commerce.  She is a graduate of Leadership Carroll, Class of 2016.

Kati resides in Carroll County where she is a phenomenal connector of people, ideas, and things- and is a wonderful ambassador of all things Carroll County!   In her “spare” time, she serves as the Chair of the Board, Public Information Officer, and Vice President of the Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company and serves as the Communications Vice President of the Chesapeake Alumnae Association of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity.  She is the co-founder of Lost Mountain Group, a 501c3 nonprofit that pairs retired military working dogs as canine companions for US Veterans in the Mid-Atlantic region.