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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, Ga., Businesswoman Re-elected to Board of International Association
Ohio—Bonnie Herron, vice president and chief
financial officer of Intelligent Systems Corporation
[ and executive director
of the Intelligent Systems Incubator, has
been elected to her second term on
the board of directors of the National Business
Incubation Association (NBIA).
Herron helped create and develop the
Norcross-based technology incubator sponsored by
Intelligent Systems. Since 1990, she has
had overall responsibility for the incubator
program, which has been home to more than 45
early-stage companies. The Intelligent Systems
Incubator is the longest-running privately
funded incubation program in the country.
incubators help emerging businesses survive the
risky start-up phase by providing an array of
business support services, such as flexible
leases and on-site business counseling. The goal
of these programs is to graduate successful
firms that create jobs and build wealth in their
communities. Since 1980, incubator clients and
graduates have created more than half a million
jobs in North America. More than 900 of these
programs now operate in the United States, up
from 12 in 1980.
As vice president and chief financial officer of Intelligent Systems, Herron also is responsible for financial and SEC reporting, investor relations, corporate governance and legal issues. She is actively involved in numerous technology-related ventures supported by Intelligent Systems.
Herron serves on the boards of the Technology Association of Georgia and the Atlanta Venture Forum, as well as the ICAPP Advisory Council. She previously has served on the boards of the Southeast Software Association and the American Electronic Association Southeast Region, and has presented and moderated sessions at NBIA conferences. Herron currently serves as first vice chairperson of NBIA’s board of directors and chair of the association’s conference task force.
With about 1,200 members from more than 50 nations, NBIA is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. It provides thousands of professionals with information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies.
NBIA’s 15-member board of directors, made up of representatives from North America’s leading incubators, governs the organization. The group meets three times a year to discuss association business, including educational programming, finances, member recruitment/services and publications.
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