March 29, 2022

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Tech Valley Center of Gravity Announces Hire of Michele Madigan

Troy, NY – Tech Valley Center of Gravity (TVCOG) announced today that Michele Madigan has been selected as their new Executive Director effective immediately. 

“With significant consideration given to the skills, experience, and expertise needed to successfully guide TVCOG in its next phase of growth, the Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michele to serve in this important leadership role,” stated Michael Lobsinger, Chairman of the Board and SVP with Center for Economic Growth (CEG).  “Michele is joining us after spending ten years serving as the Finance Commissioner for the city of Saratoga Springs. With her background in library sciences, vast experience in economic development and strategic planning, and passion for the maker movement, she brings a unique perspective and skill set to TVCOG.”

During her career in both the government and private sectors Madigan has worked with an eye toward innovation, leading on large projects such as installing citywide fiber in Saratoga Springs, project managing a 2.5MW solar array, upgrading city lighting with LEDs and connectivity, affordable housing projects and more. She has also collaborated on smart city initiatives to advance modernization efforts.  

“I am thrilled to join TVCOG and work closely with the membership to engage on a range of topics, work with the Board to grow the membership base, and offer quality STEAM programming for the youth in our region,” stated Madigan.  She also said she “looks forward to working with partners and affiliates within state and local government and the Capital Region area as TVCOG continues to grow and expand.”

About Tech Valley Center of Gravity 

Tech Valley Center of Gravity is a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM-education center and creative community located in the heart of downtown Troy, New York. A member-supported 501(c)(3) community resource organization, the Center of Gravity serves members from Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties by providing low-cost access to equipment, tools, technology and space, as well as business expertise, education and resources.


The Manufacturing Incubator at Tech Valley Center of Gravity provides expert coaching and incubation across industries, advisory services and support for product-related startups. For members launching entrepreneurial ventures, we offer resources for product development through the Prototyping Center, with its advanced manufacturing equipment and flexible workspace. Find out more at