Trunity Holdings Announces Appointment of New Chairman and CEO and Changes to Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Trunity Holdings Announces Appointment of New Chairman and CEO and Changes to 
Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors 
PORTSMOUTH, NH -- (Marketwired) -- 09/27/13 --  Trunity Holdings,
Inc. (OTCBB: TNTY) (OTCQB: TNTY) ("Trunity"), the creator of the
Trunity eLearning Platform that empowers higher education, K-12,
corporate enterprises and government agencies worldwide to create,
manage and share knowledge, today announced a series of changes to
its senior leadership team and Board of Directors designed to better
align and focus key individuals' strengths and expertise on mission
critical areas of operations and corporate growth initiatives. 
Effective immediately, Terry Anderton has stepped down as the
Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, but will remain with
Trunity as President and a member of the Board of Directors. In this
newly appointed executive role, Anderton is charged with leading the
Company's international sales activities with emphasis on
establishing partnerships with education ministries and governmental
agencies. Replacing Anderton as Trunity's newly appointed Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer is Dr. Arol I. Buntzman. With nearly four
decades of senior management experience leading high growth companies
in a broad range of industries, Dr. Buntzman has elected to leave
retirement to oversee execution of Trunity's growth strategies as it
continues to earn distinction as a preferred provider of
transformational education technology and resources to the global
education marketplace.  
A life-long acquirer of knowledge as both a student and an educator,
Dr. Buntzman earned an A.A.S. degree in Accounting from Westchester
Community College, as well as both a B.S. degree in Real Estate and
Economics and an MBA degree from Arizona State University. Upon
completion of his MBA, he worked as an instructor in the Business
Department of Southern Oregon College. From 1971 through 1991, Dr.
Buntzman fueled his entrepreneurial passion, serving as President or
CEO of various companies he founded in the areas of real estate
development, property management, hospital equipment, cosmetics and
In 1991, he sold his corporate interests and a year later returned to
academia to earn a P.D. in Education Administration and an Ed.D.
degree from the Executive Leadership Program at Fordham University,
Graduate School of Education. His doctoral dissertation focused on
the use of live interactive video conferencing for education
delivery. Since then, Dr. Buntzman has been at the forefront of
development and implementation of video conferencing for higher
education and professional training; and was recognized as a
Smithsonian-Computerworld Laureate for his work in this field. Dr.
Buntzman has served as a consultant and Adjunct Professor for the
Fordham University Graduate School of Education. 
Dr. Buntzman founded in 1997 and served as Chairman of the Board
(until 2006) and Chief Executive Officer (until 2003) of Educational
Video Conferencing, Inc. (EVCI), a public company listed on the
NASDAQ stock exchange, which provided accredited college courses,
certificate and degree programs, as well as training, professional
development and continuing education programs via live interactive
video conferencing systems. EVCI's educational providers included 22
universities and training organizations, ranging from Notre Dame
University to Mercy College. Its customers included corporations,
school districts and community groups, including Prudential, AIG,
Merrill Lynch, Lockheed Martin and the New York City Police
Department. Dr. Buntzman served as Chancellor of EVCI's three
two-year colleges -- The College of Technology, Interboro Institute
and Pennsylvania School of Business. At EVCI, he developed a
successful entrepreneurship program for the colleges and co-developed
with Notre Dame University an "intrepreneurship" program for
corporate executives, utilizing high definition multipoint video
conferencing and designed to bring entrepreneurial thinking into
From 2006 through 2009, Dr. Buntzman devoted his efforts to
organizing education and training initiatives to help break the cycle
of poverty in the poorest countries of the Americas. 
In 2010, Dr. Buntzman co-founded and co-directed with his wife, Hon.
Laura Safer Espinoza (a retired New York Supreme Court Judge with
extensive legal training experience in Latin America) Capacitaciones
Para Juicios Orales, Inc. (CJO), delivered the training live on-site
in Mexico, remotely through live interactive high definition video
conferencing, and through a combination of both modalities in
conjunction with the Conference of Western Attorneys General, and
reached over 5000 private and public lawyers and judges.  
Additional changes to Trunity's senior leadership team and Board of
Directors, effective September 24, 2013, included the resignation of
the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer,
Joakim Lindblom, Ph.D., from the Board; however, Dr. Lindblom, who
will remain with the Company in his current executive capacity, has
been granted Board observer status, entitling him to be invited to
attend and participate in all Board meetings. In addition, Nicole
Fernandez-McGovern, Trunity's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer,
will replace Dr. Lindblom as the Company's Secretary. 
Commenting on the changes and new appointments, Dr. Buntzman stated,
"Trunity is confronting an entirely new phase of global growth and
expansion that will serve to define the role our Company will play in
transforming how knowledge is accessed, managed and shared around the
world for years to come. I feel very privileged to be joining this
dynamic young company at such an exciting, pivotal time in its
history and look forward to working closely with Terry, Joakim,
Nicole and the rest of our talented team to ensure that Trunity
realizes its extraordinary growth potential." 
About Trunity Holdings, Inc. 
Founded in 2009, Trunity Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: TNTY) (OTCQB: TNTY)
("Trunity") has developed a collaborative knowledge management,
publishing and education delivery platform, which provides an
end-to-end solution for the rapidly growing eTextbook, eLearning and
enterprise training marketplaces. As a result of the platform's
innovative multi-tenant cloud-based architecture, Trunity allows
content from multiple sources to be assembled into customized living
digital textbooks and courseware and delivered with real-time updates
directly to the student on any Internet-enabled computer or mobile
device. The content powered by Trunity is seamlessly integrated with
learning management, social collaboration, standards alignment,
real-time analytics and royalty-tracking functionality. Trunity
currently hosts a growing global community of over 4,300 expert
contributors made up of top scientists and educators, who create
peer-reviewed educational content. The Company's clients include
leading colleges, universities, K-12 schools, corporate enterprises
and government agencies worldwide. Headquartered in Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, Trunity has operations in North America, Ukraine and
India. For more information, visit 
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Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, this news release
contains forward-looking statements pertaining to future,
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any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements. 
Kathy Addison
Chief Operating Officer
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