Siemens Financial Services, Inc. CFO Paul Nagrowski Begins Two-year Term
Tech Alpharetta, the nonprofit organization helping the City of Alpharetta lead in innovation, announces Paul Nagrowski as the new Chairman of its Strategic Board of Directors. Nagrowski joined the Board in 2019 and has previously served as Board Treasurer and Vice Chairman. Nagrowski succeeds Felipe Smolka as Smolka concludes his 24-month term.
“I’m honored to have been selected to lead Tech Alpharetta’s Strategic Board,” shares Nagrowski, CFO for Siemens Financial Services, Inc. and SFS’ Project & Structured Debt-Americas Business Unit.
“Thanks to Felipe, the Board, and our CEO, Tech Alpharetta has tremendously grown its footprint and programs over the past two years. I’m excited to take on the Chairman’s role, and I look forward to continuing to grow Tech Alpharetta and showcase the city of Alpharetta as a global technology hub.”
As Chairman, Smolka, who’s an EY Partner leading the firm’s eMobility Automotive practice for the Americas, worked with CEO Karen Cashion, the Board of Directors, and City leaders to help expand Tech Alpharetta’s impact as a tech economic development engine for the City of Alpharetta – home to nearly 700 tech companies. Tech Alpharetta’s incubator continues to help foster innovation while bringing new technology companies and jobs to the community. Through Tech Alpharetta’s local programming, which supports and grows Alpharetta’s thriving tech ecosystem and its many key partnerships, the organization assists the city in continuing to attract and retain tech companies and a skilled workforce.
“Felipe has been such an impactful leader, generously volunteering his time and sharing his strategic vision with Tech Alpharetta. During Felipe’s tenure as Chairman, Tech Alpharetta has introduced our annual golf tournament, our high school STEAM mentoring program, and other new initiatives and built our updated strategic vision and workplan. During this time, we’ve also added seven new tech companies to our Board and continued to expand our thought leadership and startup program offerings,” says Karen Cashion, President and CEO of Tech Alpharetta.
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 City of Alpharetta leaders, as well as community partners, such as ATDC Gwinnett Technical College and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
For more information about Tech Alpharetta, its mission and programs, or the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center, visit www.techalpharetta.com.