Houston Technology Center Names New Senior Vice President for Development

HOUSTON (December 3, 2007) - Houston Technology Center (HTC), Greater Houston’s business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, announced today that Linda Toyota was named HTC’s Senior Vice President for Development. 

Serving in this newly created position, Linda Toyota will be responsible for planning, implementation, management and oversight of all fundraising activities for HTC, working collaboratively with the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, consultants, Board committees, volunteers and Houston’s business community. 

Linda Toyota joins HTC after serving as Vice President of DePelchin Children's Center. Prior to that, she was Development Officer of the Holocaust Museum Houston.

“We are delighted to have someone with Linda Toyota’s knowledge and commitment to the Houston area join HTC”, said Walter Ulrich, HTC’s President and CEO. “Linda’s experience as Development officer for some of Houston’s leading non-profit organizations will be invaluable to HTC’s expansion as it grows to help Houston’s transformation to a global leader in technology innovation and commercialization”.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Toyota holds a bachelor's degree in business from Myers University and a master's degree in education from the University of Houston. She is Past Chair of Leadership Houston and currently serves on its Executive Committee, Chair Elect of the Mayor’s International Affairs and Development Council Asia/Australia and Board Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, chairing Diversity and Outreach. Toyota is also a Founding Member of Asian Women Empowered and Advisory Member of Professional Women of Color. “I am excited to join HTC as part of an executive team focused on Houston’s future as a global center of technology”, stated Toyota.

About Houston Technology Center

Houston Technology Center (HTC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, serves as the nexus of new ideas, technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the greater Houston area. HTC accelerates the commercialization of emerging technology companies within key sectors including: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA/aerospace by providing in-depth business guidance, access to capital and service providers, and entrepreneurial education. Serving as a hub for the local technology business community, HTC promotes Houston as a leading technology city. See www.houstontech.org for more information.

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