Apr 23, 2020

Tech Alpharetta Adds Four New Members to Its Strategic Board in Q1

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Executives from Hi-Rez Studios, UPS, ZKTeco and Scientific Games Round Out 40-Person Board

ALPHARETTA, GA (April 23, 2020) – Tech Alpharetta, the nonprofit organization helping the City of Alpharetta lead in innovation, announces the appointment of four new members to its Strategic Board of Directors in the first quarter of 2020. These new additions further enhance Tech Alpharetta’s relationships with the area’s leading technology companies.  

Tech Alpharetta’s Board, which focuses on ideating and implementing strategies for growing the local tech community, features local c-suite and senior executives, along with community partners – ATDC, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Gwinnett Technical College, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC). Tech Alpharetta’s newest Board members include:

  • Chris Larson, COO, Hi-Rez Studios

  • Gopal Nagappan, VP, Digital Transformation | Global Freight Forwarding IT, UPS

  • Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco USA

  • Marcia Shipman, VP, Results Management, Scientific Games

“2019 was a tremendous year for Tech Alpharetta and we’re excited to see that momentum carry over into 2020 with the new additions to our Strategic Board,” shares Karen Cashion, CEO of Tech Alpharetta. “Despite the unprecedented uncertainty that businesses in Alpharetta and across the globe are experiencing today, we’re incredibly honored by the commitment and dedication that we continue to receive from the technology community and our Board members.”

Since its establishment in 2012, Tech Alpharetta and its Board have advised the city of Alpharetta on tech infrastructure and ecosystem. The Board’s recommendations led to the launch of Tech Alpharetta’s Innovation Center, the creation of the city’s economic development website www.growalpharetta.com, and other notable accomplishments.

For more information about Tech Alpharetta, its mission and it programs, or for information about the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center, visit www.techalpharetta.com.


About Tech Alpharetta

Tech Alpharetta (previously the Alpharetta Technology Commission), the first organization of its kind in Georgia, was established in 2012 by the City of Alpharetta and is an independent, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization today. The organization runs a strategic advisory board of Alpharetta’s leading technology companies, monthly technology events for tech executives, and the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center, a flourishing tech startup incubator.


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