Dec 12, 2016

The Greater Alpharetta Tech Network Announces New Officers for 2017

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ALPHARETTA, Ga., December 12, 2016: The Greater Alpharetta Tech Network (GATN), a nonprofit association whose mission is to foster community and connection among the 900-plus technology companies located in the Greater Alpharetta area of North Fulton and South Forsyth, today announced the appointment of GATN’s new officers for 2017.

GATN has named Amy Hill, VP of Scientific Games, as its new President for 2017. Hill, whose tenure begins January 1, will take over for GATN’s founder and outgoing President, Karen Cashion, who announced this fall her intention to retire as President at the end of the 2016. Cashion, who has been named Chairman of GATN, will be managing the transition and provide support to Hill as she assumes her new role. Cashion noted, “Since its launch, GATN has rapidly grown to become the leading local technology organization serving the North Fulton and South Forsyth tech corridor. Amy Hill will be a tremendous asset in leading GATN as it works to connect and serve our members and our local tech community.”

Throughout her 28-year career, Amy Hill has remained passionate about promoting STEM careers and is active in multiple organizations that help inform new generations about the exciting possibilities in this field. As Vice President of the Digital Content Studio at Scientific Games, Lottery Group, Hill leads a software development and design team responsible for creating a portfolio of promotional web sites, online loyalty programs, interactive games, and mobile applications. Hill was recently named a finalist for Women of the Year by Women in Technology.

“I am very excited to serve as President of GATN and further our mission to engage and unite the tech community. There are many more opportunities ahead for enhancing thought leadership and idea exchange in this thriving area,” says Hill. “ I look forward to continued growth of the organization as we bring more companies, executives and technologists together.”

GATN’s Board of Directors represents different technology sectors in the Greater Alpharetta area. Board members chart GATN’s strategy and assist in implementing GATN’s initiatives.

GATN has also appointed the following additional new officers for 2017:

  • Susan O’Dwyer, Vice President (Director of Business Development at Habif, Arogeti & Wynne)
  • Carl Davis, Secretary (Shareholder at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC)
  • Nathan Ottinger, Treasurer (Senior Vice President at Atlantic Capital Bank)
  • For more details on GATN visit

    About Greater Alpharetta Network (GATN)
    The purpose of the Greater Alpharetta Tech Network (GATN) is to engage and strengthen the Greater Alpharetta technology community by serving the interests of technology companies and professionals in North Fulton and South Forsyth, including technology companies in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs and the cities of South Forsyth county, through locally-based thought leadership, educational, and networking events. GATN is an independent, 501(c)6 nonprofit organization. For more information, please visit

    Media Contact:
    Marie Bernadeau, Media Frenzy Global
    Tel: (404)-399-6731


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