CCTC 2024 Annual Dinner with Dan Wolf

Cape Air Founder Dan Wolf Will Serve as Keynote Speaker at Tech Council’s Annual Meeting on June 12th

June 5, 2024 (Cape Cod, MA) – The Cape Cod Technology Council’s Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 6-9 pm, at Alberto’s Ristorante at Hyannis.

The event will celebrate the nonprofit’s successes over the past year while honoring designer Judith Holt of Sandwich, owner of Judith Holt Design, with the Sustainability Award, and Onset Computer Corporation of Bourne, with the Technology Award. The Tech Council will also announce the recipient of the 2nd Annual Bert Jackson Award the night of the meeting.

Cape Air founder Daniel Wolf of Harwich, who served three terms in the Massachusetts State Senate, will deliver the keynote speech.

“This is always a fun, great night of networking that engenders camaraderie among individuals working in and interested in the tech sector in our region,” said Technology Council Executive Director Steve Smith. “And we’re really excited to have Dan Wolf be a part of this night. He is a wonderful speaker and always has his fingers on the pulse of technology, sustainability, and issues that matter to Cape Codders.”

Individuals interested in attending the event can purchase tickets by clicking this link. 

Wolf founded Cape Air in 1989 with one route between Boston and Provincetown, eight employees, and a first-year total of 8,000 passengers. Today, the company, along with its sister airline Nantucket Airlines, is one of the largest commuter airlines in the country with a workforce of approximately 700 employees that serve hundreds of thousands of passengers annually. During his tenure, Cape Air was recognized for being one of the most philanthropic companies in Southeastern Massachusetts.

He stepped down from his role as CEO of Cape Air at the end of 2021. He continues to serve the company as a member of its Board of Directors.

He was elected three terms to the Massachusetts State Senate, representing Cape Cod and the Islands, from 2011 through 2016. He participated in policy conversations at The White House, spoke at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., on campaign finance reform, and at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Maryland.

He currently serves on the boards of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, the Center for Coastal Studies, and the Alliance for Business Leadership.

The Tech Council will celebrate several individuals and organizations during next week’s Annual Meeting, including Holt who is speaking at its First Friday on June 7.

“My reward comes from helping people make the changes we need to make to curb climate change,” Holt said. “To receive an award and recognition like this is icing on the cake. It is a lovely gesture and I am so honored to receive it.

“I read a lot of news and I have moments where I am very concerned about what is going on, but I get the satisfaction of doing this work and knowing it is making a difference,” she continued. “That for me is why I keep going, quite honestly.”

Holt has spent more than three decades using her experience in energy management, education, and training to teach businesses, nonprofits, and homeowners what they need to do to curb climate change.

She has presented before the U.S. Senate and the American Institute of Architects. She was appointed a Smithsonian Associate for her work in solar energy. She wrote the first national installation standard for solar thermal applications with the Department of Energy and the American Testing of Materials.

Since retiring, she has analyzed the energy efficiency of 58 of the Mass Audubon bird sanctuaries in the state. An Executive Board member at Heritage Museums & Gardens, Holt has worked with the Sandwich nonprofit in the development and execution of a sustainability strategic plan. And she has partnered with more than 15 churches across the Cape to help them identify ways to become energy efficient.

Holt’s efforts have included writing columns for the Enterprise newspapers for which she earned a New England Associated Press award in environmental writing. She has had her work published in Boston Design magazine, the Boston Globe, and Cape Cod HOME, among others.

Onset Computer Corporation will receive the Technology Award in recognition of its HOBO MX800 Series Bluetooth Data Loggers, a water quality monitoring device that it launched this spring. The device can measure water conductivity, temperature, depth, and dissolved oxygen and can be used in coastal research, water quality monitoring, hydrology, and wetland mitigation.

The Tech Council awarded the inaugural Bert Jackson Award last year to Richard Delaney of Orleans, who spent 14 years as president and CEO of the Center for Coastal Studies. The award is named after Jackson, who joined the Tech Council’s board in 2009, and served as its president for nearly eight years. In 2018, he was named the Council’s first-ever CEO and served in that capacity until the beginning of 2023 when he moved to Hawaii with his husband Wil Rhymer.

Along with its awards, the Tech Council will elect new board members and officers for the coming year.

To purchase tickets to the Tech Council’s Annual Meeting on June 12th, click this link. 

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