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Atlanta, Ga., Businesswoman Named Chair of International Association Board
ATHENS, Ohio—Bonnie Herron, vice president and chief financial officer of Intelligent Systems Corporation [AMEX:INS, www.intelsys.com] and executive director of the Intelligent Systems Incubator, was elected chair of the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) board of directors during an October meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
Herron, one of the founders of the Norcross-based technology incubator, has had overall responsibility for the incubator program since 1990. Since its inception, the Intelligent Systems Incubator has been home to more than 45 early-stage companies. The incubator, which is sponsored by Intelligent Systems Corporation, is the longest-running privately funded incubation program in the country. In 1999, NBIA honored one of the Intelligent Systems Incubator companies, ChemFree Corporation, with a Client of the Year award.
Business incubation programs catalyze the
process of starting and growing companies by
providing entrepreneurs with the expertise,
networks and tools they need to make their
ventures successful. These programs help
emerging businesses survive the risky start-up
phase by providing them with an array of
business support services, such as flexible
leases and on-site business counseling, with a
goal of graduating successful firms that create
jobs and build wealth in their communities.
“I am honored to be chair of NBIA this
year and to work with such a talented group of
board and staff members who are dedicated to
advancing best practices in business incubation
around the world”, commented Herron.
“For more than ten years, it has been
very rewarding to work with entrepreneurs in our
incubator program as they build their companies.
I look forward to continuing that work,
learning from my colleagues in NBIA and
contributing to the growth of the incubation
In addition to her role as Executive Director of the Incubator, Herron is vice president and chief financial officer of Intelligent Systems with responsibility 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 also 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 previously served as first vice chair of NBIA’s board of directors and chair of the association’s conference task force.
About NBIA - With about 950 members, the National Business Incubation Association 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. Information about NBIA and business incubation can be found at www.nbia.org.
About Intelligent Systems Incubator – Since 1990. the Intelligent Systems Incubator has helped entrepreneurs succeed by providing a supportive environment that does not squash the entrepreneurial drive. Entrepreneurs can focus on business development without having to deal with facility and infrastructure hassles. They also have access to the business expertise of incubator executives and benefit from peer interaction, shared services and an extensive network of resources. Information about the Intelligent Systems Incubator and how to join the program is available at www.intelsys.com or by calling Bonnie Herron, 770/564-5504.
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