Charisse Stokes, Executive Director TechMGM
Charisse Stokes has been named Executive Director of TechMGM, the collaboration of local, industry, educational and governmental entities working to leverage Montgomery’s technology assets to focus on economic, workforce and community development. In this role, Stokes will further expand the program to maximize the community’s diverse talent pipeline and promote Montgomery as an emerging innovation hub to both enhance the workforce and grow the regional economy. Over the past 20 years, Stokes has held numerous IT and programming positions across the Department of Defense, industry and nonprofit organizations. Named a Power Leader in the State of Alabama by Alabama Power Company, Stokes is a recognized community leader, serving on several international, regional, and statewide boards, including the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the Trenholm State Community College Computer Science Advisory Board.