Millennial View

by Don Rodriguez

Chad T. Fogg

Chad T. Fogg

The Arizona Technology Council added the millennial point of view with one of three recent appointments to its board of directors.

The newest board members are Brad Jannenga co-founder of WebPT; David Woody, senior vice president, technology operations and transformation at American Express; and Chad T. Fogg, an operations and logistics manager for Uber Technologies.

By appointing Fogg to its board, the Council is fulfilling part of its agreement with The Manifesto Project of Arizona, which is dedicated to making Arizona the place for young talent. Fogg will serve in a one-year, non-voting role but be actively engaged in advising fellow board members about the millennial perspective.

“We’re fortunate to have both senior executives and young leaders interested in making positive changes in the technology community by becoming involved in boards such as ours,” says Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “The future of every community depends on the availability of talent, and we need every generation to be committed to making our goal of building a high-tech hub in Arizona a reality.”

Brad Jannenga

Brad Jannenga

Jannenga is the former chairman, president and chief technology officer of WebPT, the leading Web-based electronic medical record solution for the rehab therapy community. While heading WebPT, he led the company through several significant milestones, including back-to-back appearances on Inc. 500’s list of the fastest-growing companies in America and a partnership with Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Battery Ventures.

In recognition of his efforts, Jannenga was presented with Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year award and the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2013 Tech Titan award. He also serves on the boards of WebPT, IrisPR, StartupAZ Foundation and the Warehouse District Council. Jannenga held a series of key roles earlier at several technology companies and was instrumental in the successful development of three additional vertical B2B Software as a Service platforms.


David Woody

At American Express, Woody has global responsibilities for infrastructure operations, technology operations and governance oversight for all technology transformation initiatives. He also leads the technology efforts to support the creation of the American Express Global Business Travel joint venture.

Previously, Woody led the company’s Data Center Program, making him responsible for building world-class data center facilities to provide global hosting capabilities with increased agility and service quality. His earlier responsibilities included unit CIO for risk, information management and banking, which made him responsible for worldwide credit, risk, fraud, authorizations, customer marketing, information management and banking technology systems.

In his work with the online transportation network company, Fogg’s responsibilities cover Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. He has developed business intelligence tools — SQL queries, data visualization, risk tables, dashboards, pricing models and projections — used by more than 200 employees.

Fogg previously worked at TicketView, where he was a senior strategy analyst leading the company’s operations team in Scottsdale. He also was a revenue management analyst at US Airways/American Airlines.

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