INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — TechPoint Foundation for Youth has announced George Giltner as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. Giltner was one of the organization’s first employees and current vice president of STEM Education. He takes over for Interim President and CEO Steve Ehrlich.
The foundation’s selection committee and board of directors made the unanimous decision following an extensive search.
“We could not be happier with having George in the leadership position for the Foundation,” said Tom Adkins, head of the search committee and Chairman of the TPF4Y Board of Directors. “We are in great hands to continue to execute our mission of ensuring Indiana’s underserved youth have access to STEM experiential learning opportunities.”
Giltner grew the foundation’s robotics program by 835% in his four years leading the STEM Education programs, after beginning his career in STEM at Carmel High School, serving as the FIRST Robotics coach at the school. He also created a STEM youth camp, FIRSTEP, in 2011.
Giltner says he appreciates the support he’s received.
“I’ve gotten used to being thought of as the state’s robotics guy,” he said. “It’s going to be bittersweet to let go of those daily operations, but I’m really excited about taking the Foundation to an even greater level and to reach even more young Hoosiers. Demand for tech sector careers isn’t going to slow down anytime soon, and I’ve seen some amazing raw talent all over the state through our programs. I’m excited to provide equal opportunities of Technology Education access for all boys and girls to help them achieve STEM career access and success.”
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