Article first appeared at TampaBayNewswire.com PALM HARBOR, FL (FEBRUARY 22, 2018) – A coalition consisting of several high-profile Tampa Bay area software company CEOs convened for their fourth meeting this week at Geographic Solutions in Palm Harbor. During the meeting, the CEOs refined the group’s focus and branding strategy, discussed their dedication to hiring local technology students, and committed to further engaging with the region’s higher educational institutions in order to accomplish these goals. The coalition’s mission is to foster the local technology landscape by attracting and hiring local talent and creating opportunities for student internships and career development. Members include Jack Berlin, CEO of Accusoft, Seng Sun, CEO of SunView Software, Jody Haneke, CEO of Haneke Design, Chris Karlo, CEO of Mercury New Media, Fred Duguay, CEO of Bond-Pro, and Paul Toomey, CEO of Geographic Solutions. “I am proud to partner with CEOs from some of the region’s top software companies in order to help make the Greater Tampa Bay area a magnet for technical talent,” explains Paul Toomey, CEO of Geographic Solutions. “We are surrounded by incredible higher education institutions and we have no doubt they are brimming with motivated and smart tech-driven individuals. It just makes sense for us to engage with the schools to provide these students with internships and an open door for future employment. It’s a win-win situation for all involved.” For additional information regarding the group, or if you are a Tampa Bay area tech CEO who is interested in joining the alliance, please contact Daniel James Scott with Tampa Bay Tech at email@example.com .