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July 2018
Volume 8, Issue 6

Welcome to the July 2018 issue of the CMD-IT newsletter. This month we are featuring a special announcement about the CMD-IT Leadership.

Also, be certain to check out the Tapia Due Dates, which includes reminders to complete your registration, book your hotel, and submit your resume.  We also invite industry and academia to sign up to be a sponsor; there are very few booth spaces remaining.  We look forward to seeing you at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, September 19-22.

To include job openings or events in our Community Calendar please contact  Jerri Barrett

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CMD-IT Leadership   
Valerie Taylor Named CEO and President

The CMD-IT Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Valerie Taylor to the position of CEO and President of CMD-IT.  

"Valerie has provided exceptional leadership of CMD-IT since its founding.  Her dedication has enabled CMD-IT to expand its impact on diversity in academia, industry and government as well as assist with the success of many individuals," said Stuart Feldman, Board Chair, CMD-IT. 

Valerie Taylor is the Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory and Senior Scientist, Center for Research Collaborations at the University of Chicago.   She has received numerous awards for distinguished research in high performance computing and leadership in diversity efforts in computing. Valerie is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow.

To support CMD-IT's continued growth, a search for a new Executive Director has been launched in conjunction with Summit Search Solutions, Inc. Members of the CMD-IT community interested in learning more about this executive position can find details in this position profile and contact Beth Baldino with questions.   Nominations can be submitted via the online application portal.

"CMD-IT has seen significant growth in recent years with the introduction of new programs such as the FLIP Alliance and the CMD-IT University Award, as well as the scaling and impact of the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference.  Existing programs include annual professional development events for students, academia, and industry.   The new Executive Director will have an opportunity to leverage from established programs to grow CMD-IT and its impact on computing," said Valerie Taylor.
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Tapia 2018 Registration and Hotel Information
Tapia 2018 is fast approaching. Take a few minutes and complete your conference registration today!  And be sure to book your hotel room - our room block is filling up quickly. Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Orlando now!
Important Tapia 2018 Due Dates
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