Susan Sigl, a Seattle venture capitalist with experience in wireless, networking, real estate and energy companies, is the new chief executive of the Washington Technology Industry Association, the group announced today.
The University of Washington graduate co-founded SeaPoint Ventures after starting a housing development company and working at energy companies in Texas. Through SeaPoint, she’s helped manage startups SNAPin Software, Zumobi, Ground Truth and Ivy Corp.
“The WTIA couldn’t be more pleased to have Susan join our executive team,” WTIA Chairman Steve Wood said in the release. “She has deep roots in Washington and a real familiarity with the technology industry here. As both an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist, she understands the every-day challenges and opportunities of building and running a successful technology business.”
Sigl’s also been involved with groups such as the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, Evergreen Venture Capital Association and the Northwest Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and been a visiting faculty member at the UW and Seattle University MBA program.
Sigl said in the release that she wants “to build on the legacy of programs and advocacy that have made the WTIA a valuable partner and champion for Washington’s technology companies.”
The WTIA’s previous chief executive, IBM veteran Ken Myer, announced in January that he’s leaving the group after three years.