TechAmerica’s new CEO unveils major changes

TechAmerica, the technology industry advocacy group, is undergoing a restructuring that will include closing some offices and ending programs that no longer fit its central mission of networking and shaping public policy, according to the Washington Post’s Capital Business Blog.

The plans were announced by Shawn Osborne, who took over as president and chief executive of the group in March, replacing Phillip Bond, who resigned last October to launch his own lobbying firm.

Citing legacy assets, programs and services that no longer are priorities, Osborne told the publication that TechAmerica will focus on the two areas that are most valuable to its members: business networking and intelligence, and public policy and advocacy.

Osborne said the changes weren’t motivated by a need to cut costs, but they will provide efficiencies. He declined to say what locations would be closed and how many employees would lose their jobs.