ARCS Foundation is pleased to announce that Erin Dasher has been named President-Elect of the Atlanta Chapter. Erin will serve as President of the Atlanta Chapter following Leslie Petter for 2022-2024.
Erin has been a member of ARCS Foundation Atlanta since 2016. She has served on the Board of Directors as Scholar Awards Celebration Chair and Social Media Chair. She has served on both the Nominating and Funds Development Committees.
Erin is an attorney and business professional with over 20 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, and investment management. She and her husband Karl are actively involved in the Georgia Institute of Technology community and strong supporters of local scientific research and scholarship. Erin is a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgia Institute of Technology Pete Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences.
She is a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell Law School. Erin was born in California and has lived in several states and foreign countries. She moved from New York City to Atlanta with her husband and their five children in 2015.
During her term as president, Erin hopes to reimagine ARCS Atlanta in the new post-COVID-19 world. She hopes to engage and inspire ARCS members and donors to redouble their efforts in support of ARCS Atlanta’s mission of advancing science and technology innovation in the State of Georgia.
ARCS believes that STEM education is essential to US economic growth and competitiveness. The global pandemic reminds us of this every day. ARCS Atlanta funds US citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research at Georgia’s top universities. The funding provided by ARCS Atlanta is critical to our leadership in global innovation, health and quality of life, as well as the economic success of the State of Georgia. Erin plans to enhance our engagement with ARCS Atlanta’s corporate and university partners in pursuit of this important mission.