Mar 13, 2019

Tech Alpharetta Appoints Six New Members To Its Strategic Advisory Board

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New Additions Further Expand Board’s Breadth of Expertise and Knowledge

ALPHARETTA, GA (March 11, 2019) – Tech Alpharetta, the nonprofit organization helping the City of Alpharetta lead in innovation, announces six new members of its strategic advisory board. Tech Alpharetta’s Board, which focuses on ideating and implementing strategies for growing the Alpharetta tech community, is comprised of some of the city’s leading technology companies.

The 33-person Board 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:  

  • Darren Cockrel, President, UPS IT Supply Chain Solutions and CIO, Coyote Logistics, a UPS company
  • Jason Moccia, CEO, OneSpring
  • Karyn Mullins, President, Healthcare Staffing Technologies, a Jackson Healthcare company
  • Jikin Shah, SVP, Head of Enterprise Crime and Compliance Technology, SunTrust
  • Ashok Vantipalli, CIO, TireHub
  • Adwait Joshi, CEO and founder, DataSeers

In addition, Garfield Anderson, Dean of Computer Science for Gwinnett Technical College; Ben Andrews, Statewide Program Manager for ATDC; and Kali Boatright, CEO of GNFCC, have recently assumed their organizations’ respective seats on the Tech Alpharetta Board.

“Tech Alpharetta is extremely pleased to bolster our Board by adding these six technology executives and three community partners,” says Karen Cashion, CEO of Tech Alpharetta. “We have tremendous depth in leadership and experience on our Board, which is helping to steer the continued growth of both our organization and Alpharetta’s vibrant tech ecosystem.”

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

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


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 includes a strategic advisory board of Alpharetta’s leading technology companies, a technology events pillar, and the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center, a flourishing tech startup incubator.


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