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 Bendel manages the events team for Tech Titans and specifically the Analytics and Insights, Health Tech and Internet of Things Forums along with the monthly Tech Industry Luncheon Series. He and his team also produce the annual spring golf tournament and the largest event in Tech Titans, the annual awards gala. He is a 35-year veteran of the chamber of commerce. and trade association profession. Prior to his career in chamber management, Paul was a news reporter and play-by-play announcer for several East Texas radio stations. Paul has completed the U.S.Chamber of Commerce Institutie for Organization Management, the Basic Industrial Development Course and has earned the Certified Chamber Executive designation from the Association of Chamber of Commece Executives.
Bill Ballard brings more than 25 years of experience in all areas of executive and corporate leadership, business development, inventory and staff management, vendor relations, strategic planning, and implementation. He has 22+ years of experience as a Dallas-based small business owner and spent 3 years building a successful startup tech and service-oriented business. He and his wife Erin have four children: William, Townes, Caroline and Louisa. Bill graduated from Trinity University and is a lifelong resident of the DFW area.
Amy Alexander is the director of marketing and communications and came to Tech Titans in 2011. She manages branding, the websites, newsletters, media and publications. Amy previously spent 10 years at Texas Instruments and has her MBA and journalism degrees from Texas A&M Commerce.
Dave Galley is a long-time educator and engineer who actively partners with local school districts to encourage distribution of STEM content and access to professionals in tech fields. Prior to coming to Tech Titans, Dave was the director of engineering technology at Collin College.
Barbara has a long history of working in client-centric industries such as academia (Brookhaven College), restaurant, retail & wholesale apparel (Jones New York), real estate (new home sales and properties manager), technology (Impiger Technologies), transportation (Bubbl) and healthcare (Assisting Hands). She has worked with start-ups, small, medium and Fortune 500 enterprises throughout the United States. She is skilled in new business development, branding, customer retention, marketing, negotiation, sales management and operations.
Events Manager Mallory Crumb is a Dallas native and studied hotel and restaurant administration at Oklahoma State University. She has been working in the event industry for 10 years with Gleneagles Country Club, NYLO Hotels and Two Sisters Catering. Outside the office, she loves spending time with husband, Jake; puppy, Mia; and new daughter, Charley.
Andrea Young joined Tech Titans in 2016 and is on the Events team. She helps produce the Analytics & Insights and Health Tech Forums. Andrea spent 16 years of her career as a software programmer, at Lennox International, and later at Thomson Reuters.
Shannon Skripka, events manager, helps organize, market and execute events and handles special projects. Prior to working at Tech Titans, she lived several years in Italy where she worked for Texas Instruments-Italy in international procurement. She is a graduate of UT Dallas.
Lawrence focuses on bringing foreign direct investment and new businesses into North Texas and supporting companies in their efforts to grow existing international business and enter new international markets.
Lawrence's background includes over 40 years of multinational business experience in multiple industries, holding senior executive-level positions and fractional executive management positions through HOWORTH International LLC. He has co-founded two multinational start-up companies and has developed and managed businesses in more than 25 countries.
Lawrence has been appointed by the Secretary of Commerce as a Member of the District Export Council of North Texas (Chair Emeritus). He is currently active in several organizations including Business Management Advisory Committee, Collin College and is an adjunct professor, International School of Business, Richland Campus, DCCCD.
Mr. Jacobs has been with Tech Titans, and its predecessors, for 20 years. For the Innovation Team, he helped develop the Next-Big-Thing speaker series and the TechQuest program to advance entrepreneurship in DFW. John contributed to the formation of STARTech, a high-tech business accelerator, and he currently supports Forums in Cloud, Autonomous Systems and Design & Manufacturing.
John has also been involved in a number of technology business expansions and relocations in DFW, including those of tech companies Cisco Systems, Yahoo, Raytheon, RealPage, VCE (now Dell), Ericsson, MetroPCS, Qorvo, Polytronix, Aprima Medical Software, Applied Concepts, Inogen, Paragon Innovations, Prodea and InnerWireless.
Jayla Anderson makes sure that chamber members can get involved and optimize their chamber membership. She spent nine years working for numerous Boys & Girls Clubs as a youth development leader and membership coordinator. Jayla graduated with her M.S. from Arkansas State University and spends her free time visiting family and friends, along with spending lots of time outdoors.