Ryan Parrish has been elected to the board of directors of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology.
Mikalee Byerman, Nicole Rose Dion and Andy Jorgensen have been re-elected to one-year terms on the board of NCET.
Parrish, elected as vice president of e-mail services, works as a photo, video production and branding professional in Reno. He previously worked in Ohio as a photo and video producer and account manager for EclipseCorp and as studio operations manager for Atelier Limited LLC. He also is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction articles. Parrish earned a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Otterbein University.
Byerman, who serves as NCET’s vice president for communications, is vice president of strategy for the Estipona Group, a virtual advertising agency based in Reno. She is the author of “100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die” (publishing in March) and has worked as a writer and marketing/public relations director and communications consultant in northern Nevada for almost two decades. Byerman earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and a master’s degree in journalism from UNR.
Dion, who serves as NCET’s co-vice president of social media, is the client services manager at Estipona Group. She has seven years of experience managing clients’ brands and marketing efforts. She graduated magna cum laude from UNR.
Jorgensen, re-elected as vice president of creative services for NCET is an educational technologist and graphic designer. He is currently the IT and quality control specialist at Rehearsal, a Reno-based maker of a video practice software platform that is growing fast in the training industry. He previously started the Nevada Ready 21 program at the Nevada Department of Education, has been a K-12 technology director and computer science teacher and is also a freelancer and musician.
“The power of NCET comes from the mix of creative, technology and business professionals on its board of directors,” said Dave Archer, president and CEO of the nonprofit. “The willingness of these professionals to devote time and energy to NCET is an important contribution to our community.”
NCET, Northern Nevada’s largest networking organization, is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces educational and networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. NCET’s award-winning programs include the annual NCET Small Business Expo and NCET Tech Awards, and the monthly Tech Bite, Tech Café and Tech Wednesday events. NCET is funded by memberships, sponsorships and program revenues, and receives no state or Federal funding. NCET is not affiliated with the State of Nevada or the University of Nevada.