Meet Molly Doyle: MnTech’s New Vice President of Community & Member Engagement

The Minnesota Technology Association is excited to announce that Molly Doyle has joined the staff as Vice President of Community and Member Engagement.

Molly joins MnTech with more than 20 years of experience in serving Minnesota technology companies through IT consulting solution sales, operations, and delivery leadership roles.

Molly was the leader of a locally owned software quality assurance consulting company for more than 10 years, during which time she was highly engaged in the MHTA/MnTech community as a sponsor, a TEKNE award finalist, and an ACE program graduate.

As Molly joins the team, we caught up with her to learn more about her background, skills, and interests.

Tell us about your professional background. What experiences are you drawing from as you step into this new role?

“I have been working in IT consulting sales and operations leadership for more than 20 years, primarily with companies in Minnesota. My job has required that I stay on top of technology changes and industry drivers so that I can effectively address my client’s need to innovate or solve a challenge. With the dynamic nature of the technology industry, staying informed is no small task! I have experienced first-hand the power of a professional association as a place for community, a place to connect, to learn from each other, to grow our careers, and to discover new and innovative ideas that are shaping our industry.”

What drew you to MnTech?

“I have been involved with MnTech most of my career and was heavily engaged while I was leading a local consulting company (BenchmarkQA) for more than 10 years. We were very active in the MnTech community and the relationships we built directly helped grow our business.  I have always thought very highly of the organization and I had reached a point where I wanted to go to work on addressing some of the constraints and issues in our society. The lack of local technology talent and limited representation of professionals from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds is truly an urgent and pressing limitation on the ability for local companies to thrive and grow. There are some wonderful programs trying to help close these gaps. I want to empower those programs through the programming and sponsorship provided by MnTech and also help advocate for systemic changes in how we educate and support the success of our evolving workforce to meet the needs of Minnesota companies.”

MnTech is investing heavily into its community and member engagement, and we’re excited to have you on board. Do you have any goals in your sights as you start?

“The timing is so exciting! We are coming out of our collective “Covid coma”. People are hungry for opportunities to re-connect, meet in person, re-invest in their career and contribute to their community in ways that make a real impact. I will be taking Community and Member Engagement off Joel Crandall’s very large plate, so that he will be able to focus 100% on our mission critical and very exciting workforce development initiatives. I will work closely with our event and planning committees to develop and provide fantastic programs that drive record setting attendance and bring a whole slew of new companies into our membership. I also expect to be able to reinvigorate some communities and programs such as Tech for Good and… drum role… I’m bringing TEKNE back! Yeah!”

Outside of work, what hobbies and passions do you have?

“I am dedicated to being a great Mom and invested in supporting my big loud family. I love to listen to live music, play golf, kayak, play tennis and travel. I am always listening to podcasts, and learning. I am excited for the opportunity to learn from each member of our MnTech community!”

You can connect with Molly on LinkedIn or find her on our staff page.