Palm Beach Tech AssociationPalm Beach Tech Association


Mission: Unify and grow the technology industry in Palm Beach County.

GoalDevelop the educational pipeline, brand identity, and community acknowledgement of our technology industry.


David Bates

Shareholder, Gunster


Cam Collins

President, DockMaster

Vice Chair

Adam Steinhoff

President & CEO, Dedicated IT


Audrey Hammonds

Solutions Professional, Microsoft


Paul Vedder

Managing Director, VXIT

Executive Director

Joe Russo

Executive Director, Palm Beach Tech

Board Members

Andrew Boyland

CEO, Levatas Ventures

Alan Murphy Jr.

GM, Pioneer Linens

A.J. Ripin

COO, Merging Traffic

Daniel Lofaso

President, Digital Elevator

Frank Barbato

CEO, Third Wave Technology

Gabriel Goldstein

CEO, Anidea Engineering

Jim York

Founder, Palm Beach Code School

John Studdard

COO, Achieve

Michael Fowler

VP Information Management, NextEra Energy Resources

Ryan Boylston

CEO, Woo Creative

Sean Biganski

CTO, Hello Labs

John Igoe

Partner, Locke Lord

Ex Officio Members

Andrew Duffell

President & CEO, Research Park at FAU

Kate Arizza

CEO, South Florida Science Center

Rhys Williams

Managing Director, FAU Tech Runway

Michael Corbit

Director, CareerSource PBC

Scott Kelly

ACA, City of West Palm Beach

Shawn Rowan

VP of Business Recruitment, Business Development Board

Founding Board of Directors

Board Members serving at least one year through 2015-2017

Aaron Wormus | Board Member
Alan Murphy Jr. | Chairman
Alyson Seligman | Board Member
AJ Ripin | Committee Chair
Brian Cartland | Ex-Officio Member
Bryan Conklin | Startup Council Chair
Chris Cook | Treasurer
Chris Nielson | Board Member
Clay Williams | Board Member
David Bates | Board Member
Frank Barbato | Board Member

Gabriel Goldstein | Vice Chairman
Gregg Weiss | Board Member
Henry Tavarez | Board Member
Jacqueline Grellinger | Board Member
Jim York | Board Member
Joe Russo | Executive Director
John Studdard | Board Member
Kevin Hutchinson | Board Member
Michael Fowler | Committee Chair
Ryan Boylston | Board Member
Shawn Rowan | Ex-Officio Member

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