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Maag Honored For Years of Service by AZ Tech Council

Al was honored with the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Judges Award for his body of work that spans more than two decades supporting the technology industry and our Az Tech Council programs,” said Steve Zylstra, president, CEO, Arizona Technology Council. “He made a significant influence while serving as Chief Communications Officer at Avnet, but more […]

From hanging out in a gang to executive . . . lessons learned.

Social Media Isn’t Social By Al Maag, CEO Maagcommplus From hanging out in a gang to executive . . . lessons learned. Eight years ago, before retiring as chief communications officer of Avnet Inc., a $27 billion Phoenix-based technology distributor, I was asking fellow employees to begin using social media to share our company stories and […]

Interview with Al Maag, GHAZ Publisher

My guest on the show today is Al Maag. Al Maag is the worst example of a retired person. The chief communications officer of Avnet a $27 b tech distributor in 2013 is now running a nonprofit focused brand and communications agency in Tempe, AZ and has a marketing content site for nonprofits. He acts as CMO […]

Al Maag Featured on AZ Central

Put down your phone, ex-technology exec urges Six years ago, Tempe resident Al Maag was asking people to start using social media. Now, hes begging them to get off their phones. The former chief communications officer of Avnet Inc., a phoenix-based technology distributor, has release a new book called “Social media isn’t social,” which talks […]

A Toast to Al Maag

In the world of business journalism, a company’s corporate communications manager can be a barrier to the press or a gateway into the internal workings of an organization. One of the best in the business, Al Maag, is retiring from Avnet Inc. this month. My first professional interaction with Al – then a PR person […]