Brooks Raiford - President + CEO, NC TECH
Brooks Raiford has served as President + CEO of the North Carolina Technology Association since 2008. NC TECH is the statewide industry association for the tech sector, representing over 600 member companies and organizations.
In the early 1990s, he served as a policy aide to the Governor of North Carolina Office, where a key focus area was information technology and its impact on a variety of public policy areas. Subsequently, he held executive positions in North Carolina’s nonprofit and business sectors.
Brooks’ current and recent leadership activities include serving as an appointee of the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court to the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice; Vice Chair (and US Policy Chair) of the Board of Directors of the Technology Councils of North America; the North Carolina Advisory Committee of the US Global Leadership Coalition; the Corporate Advisory Board of the Independent College Fund of North Carolina; the Board of Trustees of Guilford College; and President of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University, where he is a former Student Body President and University Trustee.