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Tech Alpharetta Appoints Three New Members to Its Strategic Board of Directors
[August 30, 2023]

Tech Alpharetta Appoints Three New Members to Its Strategic Board of Directors

Tech Alpharetta, the nonprofit organization helping the City of Alpharetta lead in innovation, announces the appointment of three new members to its Strategic Board of Directors. Tech Alpharetta's Board is comprised of the area's leading senior executives and is focused on conceptualizing and guiding strategies for growing the Alpharetta tech ecosystem.

Tech Alpharetta's Board features local c-suite, senior executives, city leaders and community partners. The newest Board members include:

  • Sarah Maleka, Senior Vice President, Issuer Technology, at Global Payments
  • Jenni Palocsik, Vice President, Marketing Insights, Experience & Enablement at Verint
  • Whitney Stewart Russell, Head of Digital and Integrated Financial Institutions Solutions at Fiserv

"Our Strategic Boad is integral to Tech Alpharetta's success and plays a significant role in fostering the broader Alpharetta tech ecosystem," shares Karen Cashion, President and CEO of Tech Alpharetta. "We could not be more excited to welcome these three experienced leaders to our Board to help us to further our growth and mission to drive innovation."

Since its establishment in 2012, Tech Alpharetta and its Board have advised the city of Alpharetta on tech infrastructure and have helped to build Alpharetta's thriving tech ecosystem. The Board's recommendations led to the launch of Tech Alpharetta's Innovation Center and many other notable accomplishments.

For more information about Tech Alpharetta and its 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, whose mission is to help grow technology and innovation in Alpharetta, includes a strategic advisory board of Alpharetta's leading technology companies, and provides technology thought leadership events for area tech executives, a STEAM mentoring program for high school students, technical and leadership development courses through its Tech Studio initiative, and the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center, a flourishing tech startup incubator that is home to nearly 50 tech startups.

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