Brianna Mckissen Named As Finalist for the Women Tech Awards

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Sep.21.16

BriAnna McKissen, Senior Manager of Application Engineering and UI Engineer, recognized for her Leadership in Technology

SALT LAKE CITY (September 21, 2016) – Experticity, the largest network of influential brand experts, today announced that BriAnna McKissen, Senior Manager of Application Engineering and User Interface (UI) Engineer has been listed among this year’s finalists for the Women Tech Awards. BriAnna, along with her fellow finalists represents one of 20 women in a wide range of technology industries, including three collegiate finalists. Award recipients will be announced on Sept. 22, 2016 at an awards luncheon from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT.

As the senior manager of application engineering at Experticity, BriAnna coordinated and designed the architecture for a new unified front-end experience with multiple apps that have the same style and same branding, but serve different purposes while using the same tech infrastructure. During her short time as application and UI engineering manager at Experticity, she has more than doubled the number of engineers on her team over the past four years. Her focus on flexibility and work-life balance creates an environment of happy employees that produce a great product.

“BriAnna is one of our state’s top engineering and development leaders,” said Tom Stockham, CEO of Experticity. “From day one she has shown a unique ability to deliver code that creates a better user experience for Experticity’s real-life influencers while at the same time building and guiding a remarkable team.”

Prior to joining Experticity, BriAnna ran her own businesses for 12 years, first making add-ons for the widely popular video game, The Sims. In 2004, she founded another company called Atomic Cupcake, where she built actions for Photoshop and digital scrapbooking.

“The Women Tech Awards recognizes outstanding women in technology fields who drive innovation and create impact, showcases the breadth of talent in Utah’s STEM fields and highlights great role models for the next generation,” said Cydni Tetro, WTC president. “Congratulations to this year’s finalists, who have now become part of an elite group of 150 women who represent some of the best minds of women in tech.”

Over the past nine years, the Women’s Tech Council (WTC) has recognized 155 Utah women for their accomplishments in driving innovation, leading technology companies and building the state’s technology community, including 23 college students. WTC has also sponsored over 500 high school students to attend the awards, helping to inspire the next generation of STEM-focused students. Finalists for this year’s Women in Tech Awards were selected by a judging panel of key members from the technology community.

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