Terri-Lynn Snow
Past President & Current Acting President
Terri moved to Calgary over 20 years ago from central Newfoundland. Her career started with TELUS in the early 90’s and now spans over 20 years of technology sales and leadership experience from sales training to product development, marketing, and mentoring. Currently she is a Senior Account Executive for Gartner’s public sector, research & advisory services in Calgary Alberta. Terri has served CCAT as a volunteer for over nine years across programs, sponsorships, and as President from 2013 to 2016. She continues to act as President while the board seeks fresh new digital talent to lead CCAT to new heights in the digital economy as a well-branded, fiscally responsible, not-for-profit. Terri was part of the original grant writing team which was successful in obtaining a $300K grant from Status of Women Canada to advance women in the digital economy. Her passion for the past three years has been to lead and manage this program to fruition in 2016 in collaboration with the KNOVO Insights committee and a forward thinking board of professional Directors from diverse backgrounds to lend to the many voices of innovation and advancement of the programs impact. Terri’s background is in Journalism and she is a published author of several poems, short stories and articles. Most recently, she co-authored KNOVO: Motivating & Celebrating Gender Diversity in Alberta, with KNOVO Program Coordinator, Anna Nuhn. Terri is passionate about serving others and exhibiting a growth mindset. She has organized and led dozens of CCAT events over the past nine years ranging from 30 to 300 attendees and has been a trusted advisor and mentor to young volunteers to advance their skillsets and mindset to embrace professional development and career advancement opportunities with confidence and conviction.
Jim Swanson
Executive Board Director & General Counsel
James (Jim) Swanson is a lawyer, trademark agent and partner in the Calgary office of Miller Thomson LLP.  His practice focuses on Intellectual Property, Technology, Media and Entertainment law.   He has worked with CCAT as a volunteer for many years and has been called to the Alberta bar since 1984. Jim is also a founding board member of the Privacy and Access Council of Canada, and a founding member and currently national co-chair of the Sedona Canada Working Group on Electronic Discovery, responsible for the Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery, incorporated into the rules of court of a number of provinces, and cited with approval by the courts. He is well-known as a speaker and writer in his field.  He is a lecturer with Athabasca University in its online MBA program, where he has authored and teaches an elective in business law for MBA students.  Jim has been continuously named in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of technology law for many years, and he is named in The Canadian Leading Expert Directory as a repeatedly recommended leading lawyer in Computer & IT Law.    ​ Jim was recently awarded as Canada’s Best IP Technology lawyer for 2017 and has been an annual winner since 2006.
Marcy Garcia
Marcy is a born and raised Calgarian with 15 plus years experience in finance and payroll. Marcy Has attended SAIT and Mount Royal University. Received her Payroll Administrator designation from The Canadian Payroll Association in 2005. Through her career she has gained experience in the construction industry, health services and personal care. She is the owner/operator of ATA Payroll Services. Marcy started this business as a way to stay connected with her young family and continue to grow in experience in the industry.