The Roanoke - Blacksburg Technology Council (“RBTC”) announced today that it has named Mr. Derick Maggard (right) as its new executive director, replacing Cory Donovan, who will leave the area because his veterinarian wife is taking advantage of a significant career opportunity.
Maggard will be responsible for the management of RBTC and the implementation of its initiatives, concentrating on serving, promoting, and growing the technology industry in the Roanoke - Blacksburg region of Virginia.
“We are very pleased to have Derick join the RBTC and take a key leadership role in the Roanoke – Blacksburg region," says Marty Muscatello, president of the RBTC and CEO of CCS-Inc. "Derick brings an energy and perspective to the execution of RBTC’s mission that will benefit not only the technology community, but also the region as a whole.”
Muscatello says, “Maggard has a breadth of experience that will be valuable to the local technology community and help contribute to our region’s future.”
Maggard holds a B.A. in political science and business management from Southern Virginia University and is enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at Virginia Tech. Maggard will be welcomed by the RBTC membership and officially take the helm as the ED at the organization’s TechNite Awards banquet on May 10 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.