Winter 2014: Sandy Hofmann

Sandy Hofmann

Current position

Chair, Strategic Implementation & Innovation Subcommittee, Atlanta Regional Commission

Community Involvement

  • Board Director, TiE Atlanta
  • Advisor, College of Education Advancement Council, Georgia State University
  • Advisory Board Member, Georgia CIO Leadership Association
  • Former Board Advisor, Surya
  • Georgia Advisory Board Member, AAA Auto Club Group
  • Executive Mentor, Pathbuilders
  • CIO Advisory Board Member, Virima Technologies
  • former Advisor, IT Advisory Group, Arthritis Foundation
  • former CIO in Residence, ATDC
  • former Board of Director, TAG
  • former Chair, Board of Directors, TechBridge
  • former President & Board of Directors, Women in Technology

Other Hobbies         

A self designated “biblioholic” !

Childhood Hero

Nancy Drew, girl detective

What most people don’t know about you?

That I wrote articles for Atlanta’s underground newspaper “The Bird”!


Summary Biography

Sandra Hofmann currently serves as chair of the Innovative Subcommittee for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Economic Competiveness Strategy Implementation Plan, which seeks to collaboratively address the most critical of the region’s challenges.  She previously served as CIO-in-Residence for the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech, a nationally recognized science and technology incubator helping launch and build successful Georgia companies through strategic business advice and connections. Sandy’s professional career included 14 years at IBM’s application development center as well as serving in executive positions as the VP of Global Customer Support at Marcam, VP Technical Services at Simplex, CIO and Chief People Officer at MAPICS, COO for Turknett Leadership Group, and COO for Closets and More.

Her leadership has resulted in recognition including Georgia CIO of the Year 2003 from Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA) and in October 2010 Sandy was selected as the first recipient of the GCLA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She was 2003 & 2004 finalist for WIT’s Woman of the Year in Technology Award and received WIT’s Leadership Legacy Award in 2013. PathBuilders, Inc also named her Achieva Mentor of the Year. Georgia State University selected Sandy as the 2011 Distinguished Alumni recipient.  She is the creator and co-editor of CLIMB: Leading Women in Technology Share Their Journeys to Success published 2011 by Women in Technology.

Sandy has a BS in Secondary Education from Georgia State and has completed executive certification programs at Harvard Business School (fellowship for Excellence in Nonprofit Governance), Stanford and UGA Terry School of Business (certification from the Annual Board Governance Summit (formerly Directors’ College).

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