Strategic Board

Tech Alpharetta’s Board of Directors

Tech Alpharetta is run by its CEO, Karen Cashion. Ryan Hollenbeck, SVP at Verint, 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. For Board-related inquiries, please email us at

Members of Tech Alpharetta’s 2019 Board of Directors


Mayor Jim Gilvin

City of Alpharetta


Councilman Ben Burnett

City of Alpharetta

Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

Economic Development Manager of City of Alpharetta


Ryan Hollenbeck

Chairman of the Board of Tech Alpharetta & SVP of Marketing for Verint

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Felipe Smolka

Vice Chairman of the Board of Tech Alpharetta and

EVP & Transformation Officer of LeasePlan USA

Paul Nagrowski

Paul Nagrowksi

Treasurer of Tech Alpharetta and

Sr. Director/Country Business Unit Controller USA, Siemens Large Drives

Garfield Anderson

Garfield Anderson

Dean of Computer Science at Gwinnett Technical College


Ben Andrews

Statewide Program Manager at ATDC

Romil Bahl

Romil Bahl

CEO, KORE Wireless 

Jessica Banks

Jessica Banks

Technology Consulting Leader at Equifax

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Don Barbour

Regional Director- External Affairs

AT&T Georgia

Vince DeSilva

Vince DeSilva

EVP Chief Revenue Officer – Technology Association of Georgia

Walt Eisele

Walt Eisele

SVP and CTO Scientific Games Lottery

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Ryan Esparza

Chief Information Officer at Jackson Healthcare


Julie Haley

CEO of Edge Solutions

todd harris

Todd Harris

Founder and CEO, Skillshot Media

Robert Hendricks HS

Robert Hendricks

President of Technology Solutions and the CIO at Integra Connect

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Adwait Joshi

Chief Seer DataSeers


Cindy Jordan-Ford

EVP, Global Strategic Accounts & Alliances, Aptum

Sean Kiewiet

Sean Kiewiet

CIO/CTO at Priority Payment Systems


Bob Klein

CEO of Digital Scientists

Ken Kurzweil

Ken Kurzweil

VP, Back Office and IT Business Operations- LexisNexis Risk Solutions

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Tim Langan

Regional VP Flexential

Tino Mantella

Tino Mantella

Partner at Tier4 Advisors


James “Mac” McAnally

Vice President of the Adaptive Management Services organization HPE Pointnext



Jason Moccia

CEO at OneSpring LLC

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Marie Mouchet

VP, CIO Colonial Pipeline

Karyn Mullins

Karyn Mullins

President of Healthcare Staffing Technologies

Rachel Nagrowksi

Rachael Nagrowksi

Director – SouthEast SMB Sales at Verizon Wireless


Susan O’Dwyer

Director, Corporate Citizenship and Community Relations at Aprio


Stephen Pair

Cofounder, President and CEO of BitPay

Edwina Payne

Edwina Payne

Senior Vice President, Chief Enterprise Architect and IT Strategy at McKesson Technology


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Bill Pierson

Director of the Microsoft Technology Center

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Doug Ring

Principal at Bedford Funding


Ashok Vantipalli

Chief Information Officer at TireHub


Grant Wainscott

Senior Director of Technology Ecosystem Expansion (FinTech/Cyber Security/Digital Media) @ Metro Atlanta Chamber


Ramesh Maturu

President  of Pyramid Consulting

Tech Alpharetta’s CEO

Karen Cashion

Karen Cashion