Sandra Hofmann currently serves as chair of the Innovative Subcommittee for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Economic Competiveness Strategy Implementation Plan, which seeks to collaboratively address the most critical of the region’s challenges. She previously served as CIO-in-Residence for the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech, a nationally recognized science and technology incubator helping launch and build successful Georgia companies through strategic business advice and connections. Sandy’s professional career included 14 years at IBM’s application development center as well as serving in executive positions as the VP of Global Customer Support at Marcam, VP Technical Services at Simplex, CIO and Chief People Officer at MAPICS, COO for Turknett Leadership Group, and COO for Closets and More.
Her leadership has resulted in recognition including Georgia CIO of the Year 2003 from Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA) and in October 2010 Sandy was selected as the first recipient of the GCLA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She was 2003 & 2004 finalist for WIT’s Woman of the Year in Technology Award and received WIT’s Leadership Legacy Award in 2013. PathBuilders, Inc also named her Achieva Mentor of the Year. Georgia State University selected Sandy as the 2011 Distinguished Alumni recipient. She is the creator and co-editor of CLIMB: Leading Women in Technology Share Their Journeys to Success published 2011 by Women in Technology.
Sandy has a BS in Secondary Education from Georgia State and has completed executive certification programs at Harvard Business School (fellowship for Excellence in Nonprofit Governance), Stanford and UGA Terry School of Business (certification from the Annual Board Governance Summit (formerly Directors’ College).
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL: Even in “retirement” and as a “recovering CIO”, Sandy acts as a constructively provocative stimulus to build community and collaboration through board service and mentoring:
- AAA Auto Club South: elected to Board of Directors for term May 2006 to May 2009. www.aaasouth.com; member of Georgia AAA Auto Group Advisory Board beginning in May 2006 to present
- Emerge Scholarship: elected to Board 2012; Patron for 2011 Emerge Scholarship Luncheon; advisor for the financial committee 2010-2011; Marketing Committee Chair 2012 to present www.emergescholarships.org
- Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA): selected as member of advisory board www.georgiacio.org 2011 to present
- Georgia State University School of Education Advancement Council: selected as advisor 2013 to present
- NIIT Technology: selected as inaugural member of the Travel Advisory Board April 2011 to present
- Pathbuilders: Selected to serve as volunteer executive mentor beginning in 2004 to present for this program established to help promising professional women in the metro Atlanta area. www.pathbuilders.com
- Surya Carpet: elected to Board of Advisors September 2012 to present
- TiE Atlanta: elected to Board of Directors January 2014 to present; Co-chair of Council of Board Advisors 2012 to present
- Center for the Visually Impaired: selected as member of Program Committee www.cvi.org 2007 to 2012
- Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce: selected as member of Atlanta Partners for Education Board of Advisors 2012 and Workforce Council 2011 & 2012
- SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management): elected to Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors July 2005 to 2007; chairman 2006-2008; advisory board member 2009; BOD Alumnus to present (service to MACOC) www.shrmatlanta.org
- TechBridge: elected to Board of Directors October 2004 to 2013; served as Board Chair; past Secretary and co-chair Governance Committee. www.techbridge.org; current Director Emeritus
Women in Technology: elected to Board of Directors for WIT, Inc. and WIT Foundation January 2007 to 2012; served 2008-2009 as Vice President WIT and two terms as President 2010 & 2011; serve as Past President Board Director 2012 www.mywit.org