Matt Fisher, Maria Gerlinger, Andrea Quiruz, Toni Quiruz and Chuck Sweeney have been re-elected to the board of directors of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore businesses and technology.
Fisher, re-elected as vice president for special projects, works as a product visionary for Trakker Design Research, an industrial design studio in Reno where he manifests the zen of timeless design for consumer, industrial, and medical product clients across the country.
He has worked nearly 33 years as a product designer and holds 11 patents.
Fisher earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree from San Jose State University.
Gerlinger, elected as NCET’s vice president of event management for special events, is an account executive with CoStar Group in Northern Nevada.
She previously worked as a broker salesperson with Intero Real Estate Services and as a marketing specialist for retail and multi-family properties with NAI Alliance in Reno.
Gerlinger earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and master’s degree in business from UNR.
Andrea Quiruz, elected as NCET’s vice president of special events, works as director of marketing and special events for the PGA TOUR Barracuda Championship.
In addition to her position at the PGA TOUR event, she is a freelance content writer and serves on the board of directors of Each One Tell One, a local dense breast tissue and cancer awareness nonprofit.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Toni Quiruz, re-elected as vice president of membership, in May marks 13 years as marketing and sales director for Digiprint Corp. in Reno. She previously held a position in graphic design and pre-press operations at Sierra Packaging and Converting Corp.
She has been recognized as Northern Nevada Professional Saleswoman of the Year and as one of Plum Magazine’s 100 Influential people in Northern Nevada, as well as Diplomat and Company of the Year by The Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce.
Sweeney, re-elected as co-vice president of special projects, serves as a business coach who helps leaders of organizations develop and implement a stronger vision for their companies.
He previously worked as a senior executive with 30 years of administrative, marketing, and field operations management experience with the New York Life Insurance Co. His background includes responsibilities for both national and regional marketing strategies as well as business development, sales, and special promotions.
Sweeney earned a bachelor’s degree in operational management from St. Francis University in Pennsylvania.
“The leadership provided by experienced professionals is one of the secrets to the remarkable success of NCET,” said Dave Archer, president and CEO of the nonprofit. “I am grateful that Matt, Maria, Andrea, Toni and Chuck continue to share their expertise with NCET and its members.”
NCET, Northern Nevada’s largest networking organization, is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology. NCET’s award-winning programs include the annual NCET Small Business Expo and NCET Tech Awards, and the monthly Biz Bite, Biz 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. For more information, visit NCET.org.