Education Solutions Provider Strengthens Capabilities with Appointment of New Executive Board Members

  Education Solutions Provider Strengthens Capabilities with Appointment of
  New Executive Board Members

Judy Verses, Jackie Yeaney to bring extensive software and marketing expertise
                                to Promethean

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- June 17, 2014

Promethean, a leader in education technology solutions, continues to enhance
its background in innovation and understanding of the classroom by appointing
leading industry software and marketing executives to the company’s board of

Promethean’s newest board members – Judy Verses, president of global
enterprise and education at Rosetta Stone Inc., and Jackie Yeaney, executive
vice president of strategy and corporate marketing at Red Hat Inc. – help
build upon its efforts to develop innovative tools and techniques that help
teachers motivate students and ultimately, enhance student achievement.

“We are determined to partner with executives that will join us in
transforming the education landscape,” said Jim Marshall, CEO of Promethean.
“With the addition of Judy and Jackie – and their vast experience in
marketing, software and technology – Promethean remains committed to being an
education-centric company that puts innovation, leadership and collaboration
at the forefront of all that we do.”

Judy Verses

Since joining Rosetta Stone, a global leader in language-learning software, in
October 2011, Verses has been responsible for institutional business around
the world. Prior to Rosetta Stone, Verses was president and chief client
officer of Blackboard Inc., where she was in charge of global sales and
marketing. She has also held several senior leadership positions at Verizon,
launching innovative new products.

“I am excited to extend my footprint within education by partnering with a
company that is truly driven by teachers and students,” said Verses. “As part
of the board of directors, it’s my goal to share my experience in business,
education, technology and communications to extend Promethean’s leadership in
motivating learners through education technology transformation.”

Jackie Yeaney

As executive vice president of strategy and marketing of Red Hat, one of the
world’s leading providers of open-source enterprise infrastructure software
solutions, Yeaney is responsible for strategic planning, brand, corporate
marketing and global field marketing. Before her time at Red Hat, Yeaney held
several chief marketing officer roles at companies including PGi (a global
communications company), EarthLink Inc., and HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation.
She was also managing director of consumer marketing at Delta Air Lines.

“It’s an honor to join Promethean’s board of directors and have the
opportunity to impact millions of students and teachers’ lives,” said Yeaney.
“I look forward to sharing my experiences and expertise in helping to guide
the future of Promethean as we develop solutions that better the learning
dynamics in the classroom.”

In addition to Verses and Yeaney, Promethean’s board of directors includes
Phillip Rowley, new Promethean chairman; Jim Marshall, Promethean chief
executive officer; Ian Baxter, Promethean chief financial officer; Lord David
Puttnam, Promethean senior independent director; and Graham Howe,
non-executive director.

To learn more about Promethean and its products and services, visit

About Promethean

Promethean is a global education company that improves learning productivity
by developing, integrating and implementing innovative 21st century learning
environments that make everyone more engaged, empowered, and successful. The
company is headquartered in Blackburn in Lancashire, England, with U.S.
headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit


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