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Tech Industry Group Names New Leader

The Information Technology Industry Council, which represents a number of influential tech companies, named Jason Oxman its chief executive officer Thursday.

Oxman has familiarity advocating on behalf of tech companies: He currently serves as the CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association, which acts on behalf of the payments technology industry. Oxmas will leave ETA and begin his new role at ITI in late February.

Oxman replaces outgoing ITI CEO Dean Garfield, who announced his departure from the tech trade group in November after serving nine years in the leadership role. ITI’s member companies include Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Mastercard, Oracle, Samsung and VISA.

“Every day, technology companies redefine what’s possible, turn imagination into reality and inspire us to think beyond our normal boundaries,” Oxman said in a statement. “From powering the world’s economy to transforming the way we live, there’s no more consequential industry. I’m thrilled to lead this distinguished organization and world class team in its next chapter and grow its influential voice in the United States and across the globe.”

The leadership change comes following a reorganization effort at ITI, including the dissolution of its formal public sector advocacy arm, the IT Alliance for Public Sector, and the departure of some seasoned executives.

source: NextGov