The board of directors of the Greater Nashville Technology Council has selected Elise Cambournac as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. Cambournac replaces Brian Moyer, who announced in December his plan to step down as leader of the tech council.
A seasoned executive with 20 years of experience in the technology sector at an international level, Cambournac will assume her new role on April 18. She will be introduced to the membership on April 7 when she will speak at the Nashville Technology Summit, the tech council’s annual meeting.
Concurrent with hiring a new president and CEO, the tech council board also promoted two long-time staff members to senior leadership positions. Chief of staff Sandi Hoff has been named chief operating officer and retains her role as executive director of the NTC Foundation, and Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications Alex Curtis has been named chief development officer.
“We are excited to welcome Elise as the tech council’s new president and CEO and to fill out the leadership team with the promotions of Sandi and Alex,” said Chris Bayham, COO of XSOLIS and board chair of the NTC. “These changes position the Greater Nashville Technology Council to meet the unprecedented opportunities and challenges our city and region are facing during Nashville’s emergence as a go-to place for top tech talent.”
Cambournac’s hiring is the culmination of a national search for a new president and CEO. Over 120 candidates from across the country applied to lead the tech council, which represents over 600 member organizations and has an annual budget of approximately $3.3 million.
Moyer, who will be working with Cambournac over the coming weeks as part of the transition plan, said, “Elise has been a part of the greater Nashville tech community for most of the past two decades. She has broad experience in technology, strategic thinking and leadership, and I believe she is perfectly suited to lead the Greater Nashville Technology Council. I am confident that the organization is in good hands to continue on its current growth trajectory and that we can expect great things from Nashville’s tech sector in the coming years.”
“I’m incredibly honored to assume leadership of the tech council during a time of such promise for the tech sector in Middle Tennessee,” Cambournac said. “All of the ingredients are in place for the Greater Nashville Technology Council to become the preeminent tech council and catalyst for growth for the tech community, guiding Nashville to be one of the nation’s leading centers of technology. Brian and his team have done an incredible job of helping our city and region during this time of growth and supporting the tech community at large. I am excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead of us, and I certainly have big shoes to fill. Fortunately, there is already a strong team in place at the tech council who have proven they can take on any challenge. I look forward to working with them and the board of directors to make the most of the many opportunities on the horizon for Nashville.”
Cambournac comes to the Greater Nashville Technology Council from HCA Healthcare where she served as assistant vice president of information technology since 2013. Prior to that, she worked internationally for JABE Consulting and Cognizant Technology Solutions, and served as president and CEO for ITTI Private Limited, a technology professional services firm located in Bangalore, India. She began her career as a senior software engineer and director of enterprise solutions for WebMD/Emdeon, which is now Change Healthcare. Cambournac has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from SUPELEC (Ecole Superieure d’Electricite) in Paris, France and is fluent in English and French. She currently serves on the board of the Interfaith Dental Clinic in Nashville and previously served on the board of Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) in Nashville. Cambournac is also an advisor to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and she has served as a guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University and Lipscomb University.