Do not miss! AITP Meeting on Wed. January 24th with WiTT

AITP Meeting- Panel of Highly Successful Professionals from WiTT (Women in Technology of Tennessee)

Wednesday, January 24th from 4:30PM to 5:45PM in BAS S275

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We are having one of our biggest and best panels that we have ever had at MTSU and we need you there to show your support and to hear from some of the most amazing and successful individuals in the IT field.  You do not want to miss this opportunity. 

Panelists include:

  • Marla Lamont – Tractor Supply
  • Joumana Rahime - - Founder of my1stCode
  • Lane Harbin - Golden Spiral
  • Christine Smalley - Jackson National Life
  • Julie Danielson - Asurion
  • Lurleen Sargent - SertintyONE

Bios for panel

Lane Harbin

Lane Harbin specializes in copywriting, content strategy, and inbound marketing. In her current role as a Content Strategist at Golden Spiral, she works exclusively with B2B technology companies to help them build and maintain traction in the market. Along with serving on the WiTT Board as Director of Marketing, Lane is an advocate for closing the pay gap, helping young women succeed in tech-related careers, and seeing more women in leadership positions across the board.


Christine Smalley

Christine Smalley, Data Architect at Jackson National Life.  Christine has been in the Information Technology space for seventeen years as a Software Developer,

Data Analyst, and now as a Data Architect.  She is a member of the Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) Board of Directors. In 2015 Christine earned a Master of Science in Data Science from Lipscomb University.  She has three children who will all be in college within the next few years and is passionate about sharing the field of technology with young women.

Marla Lamont

Marla is an HR professional with over 12 years of experience in Talent Acquisition and Management. Currently Marla is the Manager of Talent Acquisition at Tractor Supply Company (TSC).  She is responsible for talent acquisition strategy and all aspects of recruiting talent for Tractor Supply’s headquarters in Brentwood, TN.  She is an expert in recruiting top talent, building relationships in the community, managing effective teams and developing the talent strategy for the future of TSC.

Prior to joining TSC, Marla was the Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at NorthHighland, where she recruited top IT talent for companies throughout Middle Tennessee.  Marla has also worked for other companies in the area building their corporate recruiting functions and helping develop high achieving teams. 

Marla holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Lipscomb University with a concentration in HR Strategy.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University. 

In addition, Marla is active in her community.  She currently serves as the President of Women in Technology Tennessee (WiTT), ex officio board member with NTC, Williamson County Chamber and NRF Talent Acquisition Group. 

Joumana Rahime

Joumana Rahime is an IT professional and an advocate for promoting STEM education. Joumana is the founder of my1stCode, an organization that is dedicated to providing opportunities and exposure to STEM education for students k12 through inspiration, awareness, and access.

Prior to her role with my1stCode, Joumana held various positions in the IT field including software programmer, web developer, database administrator, network infrastructure and system support expert with a proven track record of leading effective teams. 

Joumana serves on the Technology Advisory Board for Williamson County Schools where she has structured and helped implement the Creative Coding program for Williamson County middle schools. She later expanded the program by implementing teacher professional development training program to help creating more opportunities to more students to explore the world of computer science.

            Joumana serves on the Board of Directors at Women in Technology of Tennessee helping the organization respond to requests from the community in bringing STEM education to girls through various participation in global, national, and special events.

Joumana was recognized for her effort and contribution to the STEM education drive by winning the NTC Community Leader of the Year award for 2016.  

Julie Danielson

Julie Danielson has almost 30 years in Information Technology, and began her career with a focus in Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and back office IT.  Starting with HNI Industries, where she worked for 25 years, Julie developed skills in HRIS rising through the ranks as HRIS Specialist, Business Analyst, and IT Project Manager.  In 2006 Julie launched Premier Business & Consulting Services a HRIS Consulting firm allowing her to gain more insight and understanding of what it takes to found and build a successful consulting business. Building her business on the USA-Understand, Simplify, and Act methodology to streamline, simplify and create standard business processes to ensure a successful outcome. 

Since joining Asurion, Leader in the technology protection industry around the globe, in 2011, Julie has again been recognized as a leader, resulting in multiple promotions, most recently to Sr. IT Development Manager managing the development team and responsible for supporting HR and Finance applications.

Julie is an active member of the WiTT (Women in Technology of Tennessee) as Director of Outreach, NTC-Nashville Technology Council, and The Department of Education, Technology Council.

 Lurleen's career path started in the Technology industry right after college as a Solutions Sales Executive spending over 25 years of global experience in consulting of technology and software solutions. Lurleen's main focus throughout her career has been sharing innovative ideas and building relationships on trust and personal responsibility. This experience helps her in her current role at as a Security Sales Consultant at SertintyONE where her team consults with their clients to help them solve business challenges, protect their most valuable assets and their customers’ private information.

Lurleen Sargent

     Lurleen has been a WiTT member for over 5 years and on the WiTT board for the past 4 years which has allowed her to follow her passion in providing encouragement and guidance to women in our community to take on leadership roles and advance their education and careers into the Technology field through Women in Technology of Tennessee.

Charles Apigian