January 2017 Employee Announcements

HTA - Jessica

Congratulations, Jessica!

Jessica Ward has been at Howard Tech Advisors for nearly 3 years and many call her the Office Rockstar. Jessica was recently promoted to Office Manager. She keeps the office running – from Human Resources to Accounting to Communications to Community Outreach. Every day Jessica goes above and beyond the typical Office Manager. We are so grateful for her positivity, organization, sense of humor, and commitment to the HTA Community. Thank you for all you do to keep us in line!

Welcome, Jeff!

Jeff Vandervort joined the Howard Tech Team the last week of 2016 as Field Engineer. He was most excited to join the HTA Team “because of the family-like feel, and being able to support customer needs very efficiently. I’ve mainly worked at larger IT shops, where sometimes issues will get lost in the clouds. I can see already after a few weeks, how customer focused HTA is, and how quickly we can resolve issues here, which I love,” said Jeff. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys photography, gardening and video gaming. His 19-month old son is the “center of [his] universe” and his proudest accomplishment.

Welcome, Michelle!

This year, we welcomed Michelle as Community Development Manager. She joins us from a local software company where she spent nearly 7 years building their branding and marketing communication strategy. Michelle is thrilled to be actively involved with creating a superb internal and external customer experience for HTA employees, clients, and our community. Outside of work, Michelle is having fun with her husband and 4-year old daughter, running, practicing yoga, cooking, and reading. She is also a Girls On the Run Coach for an incredible (and wild) bunch of middle school girls.