November 13, 2019

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Tyler Diers Joins TechNet as Midwest Executive Director

Springfield,IL —TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today named Tyler Diers as its new Executive Director for Illinois and the Midwest.  Based in Springfield,Illinois, Diers will oversee TechNet's state advocacy and political activities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.  Diers will assume his role on December 9.

“Tyler’s policy and legislative experience will be invaluable to building on the success of TechNet’s state team,”
said TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore.  “As the innovation economy grows across the country’s heartland, TechNet’s work with policymakers and industry stakeholders to ensure more Americans and businesses across all sectors can utilize technology to their benefit is more important than ever before.  We are pleased to have Tyler on board to spearhead this work.”

TechNetVice President of State Policy and Politics David London added, “Tyler is a proven leader on issues impacting the Illinois economy, and his policy and advocacy background will be a significant asset to TechNet.  He will lead our efforts in the Midwest to advance pro-innovation policies that will encourage entrepreneurship, investment, and create more jobs.  I am pleased to welcome him to the team.”

In joining TechNet, Diers said, “The technology industry continues to expand economic opportunities for Americans, andTechNet is leading the way in further unlocking this enormous potential in theMidwest.  I am honored to be part of this team, and look forward to advocating for policies that will foster innovation across the economy and help ensure tech can continue improving our lives.”

Tyler joins TechNet from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, where he served as ExecutiveDirector of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Technology and InnovationCouncil, which he launched in 2018, and as the Chamber’s Director ofLegislative Relations.  He is also a member of the Business Industry Federation of Economic Concern, where he provides regular updates on technology issues to various government affairs professionals.  Previously,Tyler was a legislative analyst in the Office of the Senate Minority leader, where he assisted the Senate Executive Committee and staffed the Senate LocalGovernment Committee.  He is a native of the Chicagoland area and a graduate of the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

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