Team NEO Appoints Innovative Leader to Its Board of Directors

JJ DiGeronimo joins the organization’s board

The board of directors of Team NEO has appointed JJ DiGeronimo, president of Tech Savvy Women, to the organization’s board. She joins a group of regional business leaders dedicated to building a more robust and equitable regional economy.

DiGeronimo brings great insights as Team NEO looks to continue growing its innovative technologies including additive manufacturing and the Internet of Things. She is recognized as a thought-leader in high technology and is dedicated to helping women in the field.

“JJ is a great addition to the board. Her interest and experience in technology talent will help enhance our work in advancing the computer and IT sector,” said Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler. “Her depth in the entrepreneurial economy will help bolster Team NEO’s efforts.”

Team NEO Board Chairwoman Dr. Jodi Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix added, “We feel fortunate to have JJ join the board. She brings unique perspectives to the table and knows the challenges and opportunities companies face in adopting new technologies.”  

About JJ DiGeronimo

JJ DiGeronimo, president and founder of Tech Savvy Women, is an executive strategist, author, and speaker who shares action-based strategies with leaders, groups, and ERGs to attract, retain and advance professional women in the workplace. 

Photograph of JJ DiGeronimo

She began her career building computer infrastructure for Fortune 500 companies. She advanced into leadership roles in Silicon Valley-based technology companies, including VMware. JJ continues to engage in emerging technology as a strategic advisor to venture capitalists, investors and executives. 

Widely recognized as a thought-leader for women in technology and girls in STEM, JJ includes her experiences along with research in her award-winning books “Accelerate Your Impact” and “The Working Woman’s GPS.”  Her work is featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.  She shares her expertise with many organizations including Amazon, Ingram Micro, Rockwell Automation, Discover, BMC, KeyBank, UCB, and Sherwin Williams. 

In addition to this work, JJ also serves as a JumpStart board member and a member of the Board of Directors for a few SaaS companies.

About Team NEO

Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in Northeast Ohio’s 18-county region; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market Northeast Ohio as a region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. For more information, visit