Three members of the Belmont community were announced as finalists for the 2023 Greater Nashville Technology Council (NTC) annual awards.
Executive Director of the Belmont Data Collaborative Dr. Charlie Apigian was named a finalist in the Community Leader of the Year category. Dr. Marquinta Harvey, Assistant Director of the Belmont Data Collaborative, was named a finalist in the Diversity and Inclusion Advocate of the Year category.
“The tech industry has traditionally been considered a non-inclusive place with a lack of representation from people of color and women,” Harvey said. “The tech industry should desire a more diverse workforce to not only support equity but to elevate business creativity, productivity and profitability. Belmont has recognized the importance of the tech and data field and is actively promoting an understanding of data throughout every academic discipline through the work of the Belmont Data Collaborative.”
Trevor Hinesley (‘12) graduated from Belmont with a degree in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology. Hinesley is the founder of the music library Soundstripe and was named a finalist in the Chief Technology Operator category.
The winners will be announced at the NTC’s 14th annual celebration on Feb. 16, where Middle Tennessee’s community of developers and technology entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and institutions will gather in-person at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown.
To read descriptions of the award categories visit the NTC Awards webpage.