The Technology Association of Georgia has created a new special interest group for outreach efforts.

The Minority Technology Council is intended to assist in professional career development of the state’s multiethnic, multicultural technology community.

“The challenge with many minority organizations is that they get viewed as exclusionary,” said Richard Campbell, chair of Minority Technology Council and CEO of Securiant, in a statement. “We saw that many of the challenges minorities face when coming up in their careers are very similar. In fact there is a real opportunity to better serve minority technology professionals if we leverage the successes and support systems that have worked in all of the different ethnic communities.”

The formal launch of the MTech Council will be July 20 at Georgia Tech’s Technology Square Research Building.

MTech Council Advisory Board includes: Edward Davis, dean, School of Business, Clark Atlanta University; Jose Marrero, vice president and CIO, AGCO Corporation; Greg Morrison, vice president and CIO, Cox Communications; Kanchana Raman, president and CEO, Avion Systems Inc.; and John Yates, partner, Morris Manning & Martin LLP.