Liza Lowery Massey
In September 2011, Ms. Massey became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nashville Technology Council. She joins the NTC at a very exciting time, with member engagement and tech workforce development dominating her agenda. Ms. Massey brings her passion for top notch customer service and servant leadership style to the Council. In her current role, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Entrepreneur Center and Tennessee HIMSS. Ms. Massey is also active in Women in Technology Tennessee and the Nashville chapter of the Society for Information Management.
Prior to joining NTC, Ms. Massey founded and led The CIO Collaborative, a management consulting firm serving the public sector. She also served as a Senior Fellow with the Center for Digital Government. Ms. Massey is a former award-winning Columnist for Public CIO Magazine. With a commitment to higher education, Ms. Massey also served as an Assistant Professor for the University of Maryland, University College and, prior to that, an adjunct professor in the Executive MBA program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During this time, Ms. Massey was appointed to the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government – Leadership for a Networked World Research Group.
During her public sector career, Ms. Massey served as an IT executive for the City of Los Angeles, where in 2004, she was recognized by Government Technology in the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers of Public Sector Innovation. Prior to that, Ms. Massey served as San Francisco’s Executive Director of the Department of Telecommunications & Information Services. Under her direction, the Department took a leadership role in improving government services through technology initiatives. As a result, San Francisco was listed in Civic.com’s Civic 50 Winners for using “technology — and the Internet in particular — to improve the way government does business.”
Ms. Massey and her husband, Rod, a software executive, have 4 children and reside in Franklin.