Automation Alley

Committee Participation

Serving on a committee provides an opportunity to become involved with the Automation Alley community and allows for interaction, information sharing, community building, thought leadership, empowerment and peer engagement.

Committees are an excellent way for members to become as active and involved as they'd like. Join a committee and contribute through project teams or serve in a leadership role as a committee chair, vice committee chair or project team chair.


  • Be in the know: Learn the issues and stay informed.
  • Build your network: Work collaboratively with peers and executives.
  • Become an active participant: Give of your time and talent and reap the benefits of involvement.

With several committees and a variety of project topics, there is something for everyone.

For more information on current committee projects, click here.

Business Growth Committee
Staff Liaison: Shaun Hayes
Focus areas:

  • Marketing/sales/PR/social media
  • Management/leadership  
  • HR/operations

Meetings: Third Thursday of odd months from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at Automation Alley Headquarters

Education and Workforce Committee
Staff Liaison: Alysia Green and Karol Friedman
Focus areas:

  • Retention/attraction
  • STEM
  • Employee development
  • Career awareness and preparation
  • Employee benefits
  • Health/productivity

Meetings: Third Wednesday of even months from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at Automation Alley Headquarters

Finance Committee
Staff Liaison: Kelly Kozlowski

  • Accounting
  • Alternative financing
  • Banking
  • Business consulting
  • Commercial real estate
  • Equipment leasing
  • Investment capital
  • Legal
  • Sales

Meetings: First Wednesday of even months from 12 - 1 p.m. at Automation Alley Headquarters (March, June, September, December dates switch to 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Kona Grill in Troy)

Manufacturing Committee
Staff Liaison: Dan Raubinger

  • Business growth
  • Workforce talent enhancement
  • Best practices process collaboration
  • promote our regional manufacturing brand

Meetings (dates for 2014): Jan. 23, Mar. 27, May 22, July 24, Sept. 25, Dec. 4  from 9 - 11 a.m. Location will vary. This committee is limited to manufacturing and engineering companies only.

Technology Committee
Staff Liaison: Dom Holmes
  • Cloud computing
  • New product development
  • Cyber security
  • Mobile and Web-based technologies
  • Health care, green and sustainability tech
  • Distributed workforce empowerment

Meetings: Third Thursday of even months from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Automation Alley Headquarters 

All active members of Automation Alley are welcome to join a committee. For information, email

Current committee members: Committee Portal Page.