Tech Alpharetta’s Board of Directors


Tech Alpharetta is run by its President & CEO, Karen Cashion. Paul Nagrowski, CFO for Siemens Financial Services, Inc. and its Project & Structured Debt-Americas Business Unit, is Chairman of the Tech Alpharetta Board. 

The Tech Alpharetta Board is comprised of c-suite and senior executives from some of the leading, local technology companies, including emerging, mid-market, and enterprise companies, along with community partner organizations. The Board makes tech infrastructure recommendations to the City of Alpharetta, and helps guide Tech Alpharetta’s mission of growing technology and innovation in Alpharetta. The Board’s recommendations have led to significant local initiatives, including the opening of Tech Alpharetta’s Innovation Center, the development of the City’s economic development website at, the adoption of the City App, and many other initiatives.

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Members of Tech Alpharetta’s 2022 Board of Directors

Paul Nagrowski
Chairman of the Board of Tech Alpharetta and CFO for Siemens Financial Services, Inc. and SFS’ Project & Structured Debt-Americas Business Unit
Bob Toupin
SVP, IT & DC Technologies, Tompkins Solutions
Mackenzie Thompkins
Treasurer of the Board of Tech Alpharetta, Sr. Vice President – Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America
Bank of America

Jim Gilvin
Mayor, City of Alpharetta
City of Alpharetta
Lance Morsell
City of Alpharetta Economic Development Manager
City of Alpharetta

Garfield Anderson
Dean of Computer Science at Gwinnett Technical College
Gwinnett Technical College
Ben Andrews
Statewide Program Manager at ATDC
Melissa Bishop-Murphy
Senior Director for Pfizer Government Relations
Kali Boatright
CEO of Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Greg Buckland
Chief Digital Officer, WHEELS
Rich Cannon
CEO, Rali
Arjuna Chala
Assoc. VP, Cybersecurity, Automation and Telemetry, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Stew Chisam
CEO, Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios
Pat Cisco
General Manager, Consulting for South Region at Microsoft
Scott Danner
Chris Davis
Sr. Director Product Development, Next Gen Payroll & Workforce Management, ADP
Jessica Fang
Vice President, Customer Success - Automotive, Equifax
David Fisher
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Julie Haley
CEO of Edge Solutions
Edge Solutions
Todd Harris
Founder and CEO, Skillshot Media
Skillshot Media
Marcia Hayward
VP, Results Management- Lottery, Scientific Games
Scientific Games
Wesley Hull
CTO, Park Avenue Gaming
Rich Johnson
Assistant Vice President External & Legislative Affairs AT&T Georgia
Adwait Joshi
Chief Seer, DataSeers
Sean Kiewiet
CIO/CTO at Priority Payment Systems
Priority Payment Systems
Cheryl Kleiman
Regional Vice President of Sales, Flexential
Bob Klein
CEO of Digital Scientists
Digital Scientists
Deborah Lanham
President & CEO, Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce
Valarie Mackey
CEO, WrightNow Solutions
WrightNow Solutions
Sarah Maleka
Senior Vice President, Issuer Technology, Global Payments
Global Payments
Kiran Manchikanti
VP of IT, UPS Supply Chain Solutions
UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Tino Mantella
Partner at Tier4 Advisors
Tier4 Advisors
Ramesh Maturu
President of Pyramid Consulting
Pyramid Consulting
James "Mac" McAnally
Vice President of the Adaptive Management Services organization HPE Pointnext
HPE Pointnext
Jason Moccia
CEO at OneSpring LLC
OneSpring LLC
Karyn Mullins
Chief Technologist, Nursing and Allied Group
Healthcare Staffing Technologies
Rachael Nagrowksi
Executive Director Channel Sales, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Allen Nelson
Co-Founder, t|e General Counsel at Taylor English Duma LLP
Taylor English Duma LLP
Stephen Pair
Cofounder, President and CEO of BitPay
Rachel Phipps
Sr. Strategic Digital Partner, Chick-fil-A
Jenni Palocsik
Vice President, Marketing Insights, Experience & Enablement, Verint
Darrell Riekena
VP and CIO of Colonial Pipeline
Janet Rodgers
President & CEO, Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Whitney Stewart Russell
Head of Digital and Integrated FI Solutions, Fiserv
Dominic Savio
Co-founder & CEO at Relevantz
Felipe Smolka
Partner, EY
Dr. Sweta Sneha
Founder & Executive Director of the Healthcare Management and Informatics dept. (and longtime professor of Information Systems) at Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University
Grant Wainscott
Vice President, Ecosystem Expansion, MACOC
Metro Atlanta Chamber

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