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Presenters

Joseph Russo
Palm Beach Tech Association, Executive Director

Joseph Russo: -
Joe Russo is the founding Executive Director of the Palm Beach Tech Association, a nonprofit committed to Building the Palm Beaches into a Tech Hub. Since July 2015, Joe led the organization to attract over 150 corporate members and over 5,000 individuals to their community, with an annual budget of over $250,000 and 3 full-time staff. In 2016, Joe spearheaded an effort to bring Downtown West Palm Beach its first coworking space, raising over $150,000 with the Knight Foundation, City of West Palm Beach, and private donations. In 2018, Palm Beach Tech launched 1909, a nonprofit supporting entrepreneur throughout the Palm Beaches, with the support of local Cities & Foundations. Since 2013, Joe has also served on the Palm Beach County STEM Council, Business Development Board Taskforces, Chamber of Commerce Councils, SunFest Committees, and on the Boards of Kayla Cares 4 Kids and the Big Heart Brigade. A Native Floridian, he attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach and Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.

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