The ASCII Group Appoints Kimberly Nielsen, CEO of Troy, MI Woman Owned Cloud Computing and IT Support Company, to its Member Advisory Board

Troy, Michigan May 29, 2019 - The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, VARs and Solution Providers, has announced the appointment of Michigan-based technology expert Kimberly Nielsen of Computer Technologies, Inc. to its Member Advisory Board. The Board includes a select group of IT professionals from various sectors of technology, who collaborate to provide input on ASCII membership and initiatives.

Comprised of representatives from 15 member businesses from across North America, the Member Advisory Board works with ASCII headquarters on a regular basis to discuss new alliances, member programs, peer-to-peer networking opportunities for members, and overall ways to bring value to the growing membership community. In addition to her industry knowledge and expertise, Nielsen has been a member of The ASCII Group for over 20 years.

“Kim’s business acumen, vast experience and longstanding membership with our community will add tremendous value to all we do through our leading network, as the industry continues to change at a rapid pace,” said Alan Weinberger, Chairman and CEO, The ASCII Group.

“I am very excited to be joining the ASCII Member Advisory Board at this particular time when the Cyber/InfoTech industry is expected to grow by 13% (approximately 557,100 new jobs) by 2026,” said Nielsen. “Being the CEO of a woman-owned business in the technology sector for the last 28 years provides me unique perspectives and experiences which I can draw upon and share within this group and to the ASCII community as a whole.”

The ASCII Member Advisory Board was established in 2001 and meets regularly during the year. The components discussed at the meetings add to the more than 70 value-add programs ASCII currently provides to its members.

About Computer Technologies, Inc:

Computer Technologies, Inc., established in 1991, is a woman owned, cloud computing solutions and network IT support company headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Computer Technologies specializes in helping small businesses and municipalities use technology to increase efficiency, reduce costs and increase profits/stay within or reduce budget. Solutions include cloud computing services, managed IT support services, IT maintenance support plans, network support, business continuity and disaster recovery services, managed security systems, hosted email and backup solutions, VoIP phone systems and technology strategic planning. The Company can be reached at or (248) 362-3800.

About The ASCII Group, Inc:

The ASCII Group is the premier community of North American MSPs, VARs and solution providers. The Group has over 1,300 members located throughout the U.S. and Canada, and membership encompasses everyone from credentialed MSPs serving the SMB community to multi-location solution providers with a national and international reach. Founded in 1984, ASCII provides services to members including leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, marketing assistance, extensive peer interaction and more. ASCII works with a vibrant ecosystem of leading and major technology vendors that complement the ASCII community and support the mission of helping MSPs and VARs to grow their businesses. For more information, visit