Cara Snow, the Technology Association of Oregon’s (TAO) Chief Community Engagement Officer, is a high energy, civically minded executive and a native of Atlanta, Georgia. A graduate of UGA and UNC, she began a career in technology before it was cool leading human resources, sales and software development teams. In working with startups to large enterprise organizations, Cara has navigated high growth, rebuilding, acquisition and the occasional misstep. In 2016, she shifted into non-profit leadership, joining the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) as the first Chief Development Officer, leading community engagement efforts and advocating for diversity in technology.
Cara serves in a national role with the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) as a Diversity & Inclusion Volunteer Specialist and sits on the Nominating Committee for the Tech Councils of North America (TECNA). She is the recipient of a Girl’s Inc. BOLD award, a TAG Diversity in the Workplace award, and Atlanta Business Chronicle and UGA Alumni Association Top 40 Under 40. In her free time, Cara runs a lot, looking for spare change, a topic that earned her a TEDxPeachtree TED talk spot in 2017.