Our Team

Educational initiatives to support Georgia students in developing life-long passions for STEM learning and careers

  • Michael Robertson
    Michael Robertson Executive Director

    Michael Robertson joined TAG-Ed in November 2010 as the Executive Director. In this role, he works with TAG member companies, businesses, community organizations, and schools across the state to promote STEM educational programs and opportunities. Prior to joining TAG-Ed, Michael spent nearly two decades working at EMS Technologies, leading human resources, strategic growth, and corporate communications as the company expanded from 400 to 2,000 employees. Building bridges between businesses and education has continuously been at his core, demonstrated through his service as the chairman of the Advisory Board of the GIFT Program at Georgia Tech, a member of the Executive Advisory Board for FIRST Robotics, and as a member of the Brookhaven Innovation Academy Board.

  • Katie Dion
    Katie Dion Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships

    As the Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships, Katie is responsible for implementing communication and engagement strategies, increasing awareness of opportunities in the technology industry, and building partnerships and programs that foster interest in STEM for K-12 students. Prior to joining TAG-Ed, Katie spent 10 years working in the Georgia education system. After working several years as a classroom teacher, Katie served as a middle school Vice Principal and the Director of Communications and Public Relations for FSA Schools in North Fulton. Katie is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

  • Mary Kay Boler
    Mary Kay Boler Development Director

    Mary Kay joined TAG-Ed in September 2015 as the Development Director, where she is responsible for directing strategic and tactical fundraising activities. By building partnerships with corporate donors, securing funds from local foundations, including Arthur Blank and United Way, and maintaining community relationships, Mary Kay aims to advance STEM education initiatives in Georgia. Previously, Mary Kay served as an independent consultant, guiding companies and non-profits through fundraising and development. She is actively involved in Georgia FIRST Robotics and serves as a mentor for the Walton Robotics team.

  • Jillian Heaton
    Jillian Heaton Internship Program Director

    Jillian Heaton joined TAG-Ed as the Associate Director of Communications and Program Support in 2015. Soon after, she transitioned into the role of Internship Program Director. In her first internship session the program saw an increase in company and statewide participation, increased retention, and the placement of over 150 students. In addition to the internship program, Jillian spearheads The Horizon Awards and TAG-Ed’s Alumni Advisory Board. She graduated from University of Alabama with a B.S. in Human Environmental Sciences.

  • Amanda Wolkin
    Amanda Wolkin Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

    Amanda is responsible for maintaining all website content, social media sites, and marketing collateral for TAG-Ed, in addition to aiding with major programming and events. With a focus on the Summer Internship Program, Vine Event, and JumpStart! initiative, Amanda implements communication strategy that expands TAG-Ed’s presence amongst students, teachers, businesses, and the STEM community at large. Prior to joining TAG-Ed, Amanda taught English in Malaysia to middle and high school students as a Fulbright scholar. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in English and Urban Education.

  • Kristina Smith
    Kristina Smith Exploring STEM Careers Pipeline Program Manager

    In September 2016, Kristina joined TAG-Ed as the Exploring STEM Careers Pipeline Program Manager. Dedicated to preparing youth for STEM opportunities beyond high school, she is responsible for the development and implementation of programs providing STEM workshops, training, special events and other activities to high school students in metro Atlanta. Kristina has a diverse professional background, including volunteering in over 10 countries overseas, managing a program for professional and leadership development with Adventures in Missions, 6 years as an Information Management Consultant with Accenture and Slalom Consulting, and a summer as lead teacher of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. Kristina graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 2006 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.

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