On June 17, 2021, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc), a nonprofit committed to transforming lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Laura Austin, Board Chair, welcomed Carolina Seldes, founder and CEO of ITnova, an IT and Engineering consulting company that supports Maryland State and the Federal government, to its Board of Directors.
Carolina has over 20 years of experience working with the government sector, including education, aerospace, defense, and transportation agencies. In 2010, Carolina immigrated to the United States from Colombia, with extensive skills in electronic engineering and information technology. In 2011, Carolina founded ITnova after winning a business plan competition sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College where she was taking English and business courses.
“The Arc is excited to welcome Carolina to its Board. Carolina is an inspiring and energetic innovator and entrepreneur,” said Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO, The Arc. “But more than that, as the mother of a child with a disability, a member of the Hispanic community, and the CEO of a minority and woman-owned business, Carolina knows first-hand how vital it is for us to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive opportunities for all people.”
As ITnova’s CEO, Carolina oversees the company’s overall performance and strategy. Under her leadership, ITnova has built an extensive array of services for its clients and is a certified Minority Business Enterprise in several states including Maryland, New York, Philadelphia, Port of Authority of New York, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Orlando County, Baltimore City, among others.
“I am very trilled to join The Arc and I am grateful about the opportunity,” said Carolina. “I am looking forward to work towards inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace, the school system, and the community.
Carolina lives in Severna Park, and loves to mountain bike, in addition to spending time with her family.