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Tech Veteran to Lead TechColumbus

Following a national search, TechColumbus recently announced the appointment of Tom D. Walker, a veteran fund manager and economic development expert as its new CEO. Walker began his career as a research scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute. TechColumbus is the organization that manages New Albany TechStart, which facilitates access to state and federal grants, loan or tax incentive programs as well as private equity in the form of pre-seed funding, early stage or “angel” investing and venture capital.

“Tom is a nationally recognized leader in technology commercialization as well as company and job creation,” said Ray Shealy, search committee chair. “He is a transformational executive with proven success at originating and leading tech-based initiatives that accelerate economic growth. Tom brings exactly the credentials and the track record that we want in TechColumbus.”

Walker, who has often provided expert testimonial on Congressional legislation guiding startups, has been CEO and President of i2E, a private, non-profit corporation focused on growing high-growth companies in Oklahoma.

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