Angel Capital Association Elects Five New Directors and Chair
North American alliance of angel groups expands board from nine to eleven members
Kansas City, MO, December 16, 2010 - The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the trade association of leading angel investment groups in North America, has elected five new directors, expanding its Board of Directors from nine to eleven members. The organization also elected officers for the 2010-2011 term.
“The Angel Capital Association will greatly benefit from the experience, enthusiasm, and expertise of these five new board members who represent leading angel groups from across the country,” said Marianne Hudson, executive director of ACA, an organization that was established by angel groups to build professionalism of angel investors. “Growing the board from nine to eleven directors allows ACA to increase our national leadership and industry presence and participation.”
Catherine V. Mott, CEO and founder of BlueTree Capital Group and BlueTree Allied Angels has been elected chair of the Board of Directors. Mott moves into this position from the Angel Capital Education Foundation where she has been a board member since 2007 and board chair since 2009.
“Since BlueTree was established in 2003, the number of organized angel groups has grown by 50 percent,” Mott said. “I am honored to lead the continued efforts of ACA to assist in the expansion of angel networks and groups. Angel investing is all about investing in innovative start-up businesses, which is one of the fastest ways to create jobs and meaningful personal wealth.”
Previously Mott founded Synergetics Sales Performance Group, LLC (formerly Strategic Sales Solutions) and Indigo Capital Development, LLC. Prior to forming her own businesses, Ms. Mott served in senior management roles in corporate banking management.
“Catherine brings great experience and focus to ACA,” said Hudson. “She will help the organization grow and bring enhanced value and professionalism to thousands of angel investors across the continent.”
Also joining the ACA board for three-year terms are Anita Brearton of Golden Seeds (Boston forum); Troy Knauss of Guardant Partners, (Greensboro, NC); Ralph Mayer of Tech Coast Angels, (San Diego network); and Jamie Rhodes of Central Texas Angel Network, Austin, TX.