TechFW Ushers in New Board Chair, New Secretary, and Two New Board Members

The TechFW board has named its 2022 leadership.

Brent Sorrells has been elected to serve a one-year term as chairman of the board of at TechFW, Laura Baldwin will take over as the new Secretary for 2022, and Alem Boukadoum will remain as Treasurer for a second term. Additionally, Sarah Webb and Sudhir Ippagunta are welcomed as new TechFW board members. 

TechFW is a Fort Worth-based non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow emerging tech companies. As a startup accelerator, business incubator, and entrepreneur community, the group guides innovators from idea to launch.

Sorrells was previously the Senior Director of Clinical Operations for ZS Pharma, Inc., a company acquired by AstraZeneca in 2015, and now works as the Senior Director of Clinical Operations for Allako, Inc. He joined TechFW in 2006 as the Director of Operations and held that position until 2012. He succeeds attorney Douglas Clayton, Partner at Cantey Hanger, terming out with six years on the board. 

“Doug is leaving us better than he found us, and we are all excited for Brent to step into the position,” said Hayden Blackburn, Executive Director of TechFW. “No one brings more institutional understanding to help us advance to greater heights than Brent.”

Laura Baldwin is the President at Waco Bend Asset Management, where she is responsible for managing her family’s investment portfolio. She also leads the Dallas chapter of a national angel investment group working to increase investment in women-owned and -led companies in her role as Managing Director with Golden Seeds. 

Ippagunta, who is the Global Director of Business Development & Licensing/M&A at Avellino Lab, will join TechFW’s Strategic Planning Committee for 2022. Webb worked as a CPA in tax preparation and corporate finance before launching her virtual CFO and accounting firm, Webb CFO. She will serve on the Finance and Sustainability Committee for TechFW’s Board.  

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