Advocacy Team

Bob Arnett
Carter Arnett , PLLC
Founding Partner
Kedzie Arrington
Tech Titans
Governmental Affairs
Kedzie Arrington joined Tech Titans in 2013 as the administrative and legislative intern. Along with managing the advocacy website and assisting with advocacy efforts, Kedzie uses her problem solving and organization skills with the member database, website and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Tech Titans, Kedzie worked at a law firm and received her bachelor's degree from St. John's College in Santa Fe. She currently attends UT Dallas as a post baccalaureate healthcare major and is well on her way to medical school.
Barbara Baffer
Ericsson Inc.
VP, Government and Industry Relations
Scott Breedlove
Carter Arnett , PLLC
Partner
I am a trial lawyer in my third decade of a litigation practice emphasizing patents and technology, leveraging my degree in electrical engineering. I was an equity partner with a large, international firm for over 20 years, and after 2016 I moved my practice to Carter Arnett. We are a litigation boutique with a premium litigation practice in intellectual property, commercial, and employment litigation, offered at flexible rates. I can help you with commercial disputes--including those involving technology, patents, and complex business issues.
Leslie Brennan
SmithGroupJJR
Principal, Director of Business Development
As a Principal and Director of Business Development for SmithGroup, www.smithgroup.com, the oldest sustaining Architecture/ Engineering firm in the US (founded in 1853),  Brennan takes an active role in cultivating new relationships while working alongside team members and clients to support each organizations's goals and initiatives. Given the firm's core expertise lies within the R&D, Healthcare, Higher Education and Corporate Workplace market sectors, Brennan works with clients throughout the region and loves everything the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and Texas has to offer. She applies a unique perspective and diverse experience in the architectural, commercial construction and real estate industries to address and understand the needs of each client.
Greg Carr
CARR Law Firm PLLC
Founding/Managing Member
With more than 25 years of experience, Greg Carr practices the full spectrum of intellectual property law, including domestic and foreign matters and proceedings before federal courts throughout the U.S., the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. 
Greg formerly co-chaired the law student committee of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, which received the American Bar Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to Legal Profession in 1988. He is also adjunct professor of law and economics at Southern Methodist University and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for its Mechanical Engineering Department. A graduate of Leadership Dallas, Greg has served on the organization's Alumni Association Board of Directors and spearheaded its effort to build a pavilion and recreation area for the Bon Ton neighborhood, located near the Trinity River Corridor in southeastern Dallas.
Aubrey Coleman II, Esq.
T - Mobile - Frisco, TX
Sr. Project Manager, Siting Advocacy
Abhinethra Devarakonda
Hitachi Consulting
Lead Consultant
Raj Devasigamani
CILICA
Matthew Foster
AT&T Inc.
External Affairs
Brian Freedman
Boeing Company, The
Manager, Government Operations
Matthew Giordano
State Farm Insurance IT
Information System Security Manager
Information System Security Manager at State Farm Insurance Companies, a Fortune 35 Corporation, where I developed a track record of developing high performing teams that deliver business results. Work experience includes leadership roles across multiple industries and disciplines; including, all branches of government, nonprofit, and Fortune 500 companies. 
Sharon Gorikapudi
Dallas Baptist University
Director-MSITM
Zach Lein, MBA
RealPage
SVP of Customer Success
Zach Lein entered the information technology industry following a 6-year stint in the United States Marine Corps. Working in technology roles for several companies including American Airlines, Paychex, IBM (Kenexa), and GIS he mastered the art of professional services and customer experience impressing clients with his consultative approach to matching solutions and services to their changing needs. 
Clem Maddox
Charter
Director, Government Relations
Javier Mazon
Group Lamerica, LLC
President & Managing Director
Jim McGee
Huawei Technologies, USA
Sr. Director Government Relations
Renee Morales
Crown Castle
Public Affairs Manager, Central Region
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Ron Murphy
VALiNTRY
Division President
Debbi Richards
Richland College of the DCCCD
Director, Corporate & Community Relations
Bharath Sama
Sbase Tech
President
Virginia Schaefer
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Director, Government Relations
Bill Sproull
Tech Titans
President & CEO
Bill Sproull has served as full time CEO of Tech Titans since October 2004.  He served for 6 years on the board of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, a half-billion investment fund, which he Chaired during 2010-2011.  He was  Chairman of the International Economic Development Council in 2014. Sproull is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for Higher Education, dba, the Texas Research Alliance. He also serves as the Treasurer of the Friends of UT-Dallas, a political action committee, and the Texas Technology Industry PAC.   The Metroplex Technology Business Council inducted Sproull as the inaugural member of their Hall of Fame in 2010 by declaring him a Tech Titan.
Paul Stafford
Counsel
Paul K. Stafford focuses his practice primarily on complex commercial and business litigation, technology and intellectual property litigation, insurance policyholder and coverage litigation, and corporate matters.  Paul has tried more than two-hundred cases (criminal and civil jury trials) in his practice, and he has written and presented numerous articles, papers, and CLE presentations on insurance, e-discovery, technology, and litigation.  Paul has been named a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine every year for the past ten years, has been recognized as a Go-To Lawyer by Texas Lawyer magazine, and previously served as President of the Dallas Bar Association (2012).  Clients trust Paul with their most sensitive matters because of his ability to implement a comprehensive representation strategy that mitigates the collateral consequences that can be associated with complex civil and criminal matters.
Will Stark
Tech Plan
Working to bring all the critical data center and network elements together under a single, secure and richly interconnected environment, enabling you to scale instantly by supporting everything from single-cabinet colocation deployments to large wholesale data-center applications.
 
Swamy Vasudevan
Ericsson Inc.
Vice President
Kevin Volkert
CommScope
Director, IT Global Data Ctr
Justin Webster
Sydeaka Watson
AT&T Inc.
Senior Data Scientist
Dr. Sydeaka Watson is a Senior Data Scientist in the AT&T Chief Data Office. She earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from Baylor University and has several years of teaching experience at the university level. In her 5 years as Research Assistant Professor in The University of Chicago Biostatistics Laboratory, she consulted with over 110 biomedical research teams in The University of Chicago Medical Center, specializing in experimental design of clinical research studies and data analytics. On the AT&T Enterprise Solutions team, she currently uses predictive analytics and visual tools to describe and model AT&T small business customer behavior changes over time. She is also Founder and Owner of Korelasi Data Insights, LLC, an independent analytics consulting company.
Nancy Roy
CONSULTY USA
Operations
Nancy (Nandini) Roy is the Operations Leader for CONSULTY USA. She handles all operations and billing activities for the company.
Jonas Bull
Toro Strategic Ltd Co
Founder; Principal Consultant; Head of Presales Engineering; Solutions Architect @ AI Lab
Jonas Bull is head of presales engineering at ZData, Inc, an Atos company, and the solution architect for the Atos AI Lab in Irving TX, where he leads presales efforts including solution design and customer engagement as well as developing engineering projects in the cloud and on premise, including data-as-a-product, high performance computing and analytics in the cloud, and quantum simulation systems. He is also the founder and principal consultant of Toro Strategic Ltd Co, a business transformation consulting agency. He has a reputation for being resilient, reliable, cool under pressure, and unafraid of complications and uncertainty.
 
Jonas is enjoys the outdoors, is a curious observer of human nature, and is a terrible, but persistent, guitar player now living in Dallas, TX.  Originally from Jayess, Mississippi, he holds a B.S. in Anthropology, from the University of Southern Mississippi. 
Ken McLellan
Veritis Group, Inc.
Veritis provides solutions for complex IT implementation projects and integration of emerging technologies. For example, we help companies concerned about implementing DevOps or apprehensive about which route to take when moving to the Cloud. Veritis assists customers based on their business needs. We have been particularly successful helping companies in the financial, energy and retail industries with a focus on DevOps, Cloud, IT Infrastructure and Virtualization Services. We give our customers the best solution to achieve the best results at the best cost. .
Dave Roy
CONSULTY USA
CEO/CONSULTANT
Dave (Debjoyti) Roy is the President/Consultant at CONSULTY USA with over 20 years experience in  Business & Technology Transformations, Product Management, Product Development, Technology Strategy, Technology Architecture & Design, Technology Marketing/Sales & Business Dev., Program & Project Management, IT Consulting in the Telecom, IT & Technology Industries. Over the last 20+ years, Dave has managed Blue-Chip products, services & projects with global/national technology market leaders. Previously, Dave served as the Founder & President at Global-i Consulting & Global-i Group.