Jan 15, 2021


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Executives from ADP, Aptum, Bank of America, Flexential, Park Avenue Gaming and Verint Join 39-Person Board

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2021) – Tech Alpharetta, the nonprofit organization helping the City of Alpharetta lead in innovation, kicks off the new year by announcing its appointment of seven new members to its Strategic Board of Directors. 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:

  • Scott Davis, Vice President, Customer Experience, Aptum
  • Michael Hutchinson, Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, Verint
  • Cheryl Kleiman, Regional Vice President of Sales, Flexential
  • Faisal Siddiqui, Founder & CEO, Park Avenue Gaming
  • Mackenzie Thompkins, Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America
  • Kanyatta Walker, Vice President, Digital Transformation Portfolio Management, ADP

In addition, Deborah Lanham, President and CEO of the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce, joined the Board on behalf of that chamber, which is a Tech Alpharetta community partner.

“We have continued to mindfully build our Board, and each of these exceptional leaders brings unique talent and perspectives that will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow Tech Alpharetta in 2021” shares Karen Cashion, CEO of Tech Alpharetta. “We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of our dedicated Board members and the wider technology community.”

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 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, whose mission is to help grow technology and innovation in Alpharetta, includes a strategic advisory board of Alpharetta’s leading technology companies, a technology events for area tech executives, and the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center, a flourishing tech startup incubator that is home to nearly 50 tech startups.



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