RightHand Programming CEO Elected to IT Association Board

Chicago, Illinois – December 19, 2005 – The Illinois Information Technology Association (ITA) this month announced the appointment of Michele Mordacq, CEO of RightHand Programming to the Board of Directors. Mordacq’s role with the board will include participation in event planning; particularly those events that will benefit established small and medium sized company members.

The ITA Board is comprised of leaders from the Illinois technology community elected from the more than 400 member companies of ITA. The ITA was launched in January after the restructuring of the Chicago Software Association, a 20-year organization rooted in the IT industry. The ITA seeks to impact the technology industries and economy of Illinois by collaborating the resources and ideas of all members for the benefit all IT businesses in Illinois, regardless of company size.

"The ITA changes in the past year bring a new board with fresh ideas, vision, energy and enthusiasm," explains Mordacq. "I’m excited about working with the board to connect IT businesses with the opportunities and events that ITA has to offer. From small groups to larger educational events, businesses will find that the ITA offers meaningful business resources."

Michele Mordacq joins other new board members: Joe Fuller, Managing Director, USA, Alterian, Shelia Talton, Vice President, Advisory Services, Cisco Systems, Chris O’Brien, Chief Information Officer, City of Chicago, Bill Waas, Chief Executive Officer, Illinois CIO Exchange, Aaron Crane, Vice President, Technology, Navteq, Inc., Lou Meshulam, Regional Vice President, Oracle Corporation, Bruce Montgomery, Director, SimDesk Technologies, LLC, John Fischer, Chief Information Officer, SmithBucklin, Jean Holley, EVP and Chief Information Officer, Tellabs and Linda Darragh, Director, Entrepreneurship Programs, University of Chicago.

Current ITA events include opportunities to learn about new ideas, to share common issues and challenges, to partner with one another to drive business and simply to network. New events, programs and activities are being announced on a regular basis. Industry specific roundtables meet once a month to bring together members for peer-to-peer networking. To review the latest events and to get involved, visit http://www.illinoistech.org/.

About the ITA

The Illinois Information Technology Association (ITA) exists to promote the information technology community and help Illinois member businesses succeed by providing networking, advocacy, resources and leadership. The association is completely member driven and comprised of the best companies in the state that create, deploy or utilize information technology as a core part of their business. The ITA has more than 400 member companies and is the largest Midwest trade organization dedicated to fostering support for the IT industry. Additional information is available at http://www.illinoistech.org/.

About RightHand Programming

RightHand Programming has been assisting hi-tech companies in getting their products to market since 1992 – from our lab location in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

RightHand offers professional programming services, developing hardware-based real-time software products including firmware, rapid prototypes, device drivers, machine to machine (M2M), platform porting, protocol stacks, wireless, biometrics and RFID. Embedded development platforms include Windows, UNIX and Linux Systems.