Brooks Raiford, president of the North Carolina Technology Association, is the new vice chairman of the Technology Councils of North America.

NCTA made the announcement early Friday.

“We are thrilled to have Brooks serving on the leadership team for TECNA and representing the entire TECNA member network,” said Bob Moore, executive director, Technology Councils of North America. “His leadership abilities and contributions with the North Carolina technology community have served as a role model for his fellow tech association CEOs across North America. Brooks will provide key leadership as we further develop our strategic objectives that benefit the technology ecosystem.”

Raiford has led NCTA since 2008.

“I’m honored to be named Vice Chair of TECNA’s Board and for the opportunity to learn from and work with leaders from other regions,” said Raiford. “In addition to helping TECNA advance its agenda, having a seat at the table on the national stage will also highlight North Carolina’s strengths to key audiences across the continent.”

According to TECNA, its 13-member board “uses their influence to promote public policies and economic issues to advance the technology industry. The committee also plans North American peer-to-peer networking events and collects feedback from its members to share with lawmakers.”

TECNA says it represents over 50 IT and Technology trade organizations who, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America.