By John Seelmeyer
Matt Brown and Rick Saake have been re-elected to one-year terms on the board of directors of NCET, a member-supported nonprofit in Reno that produces events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology.
Brown will serve on the NCET board as vice president of blog content. Saake will serve as vice president of newsletters and databases. Both were first elected to the board in 2014.
Brown works as communications program manager for the City of Reno. An award-winning journalist, he previously worked as editor and associate editor of Nevada Magazine, as a reporter and copy editor at the Reno Gazette-Journal and as a reporter and editor at the Sierra Sun in Truckee. He is a graduate of California State University, Chico.
Saake, a sixth-generation native Nevadan, works as the Marketing Technology Manager for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority and VisitRenoTahoe.com. He also has owned and operated a small Web design firm, Nternetbiz, in Reno for more than 20 years. Saake previously held management positions with the Reno Gazette-Journal and in the retail industry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from The Master’s College and has won numerous national and regional awards for Web development and mobile advertising.
Dave Archer, the president of NCET, praised the commitment of Brown and Saake.
“NCET is an organization that depends on its board members to get things done, and Rick and Matt both have been strong participants in our active board of directors,” Archer said. “We are thrilled that they sought re-election and will provide their excellent skills to NCET for another year.”
NCET, one of Northern Nevada’s largest networking organizations, is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces 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 Wednesday, Tech Bite and Tech Café 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.