5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION GROUP NAMES EXECUTIVE JAMES WRIGHT TO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Nonprofit Program Teaches High School Students Technology & Business Skills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…March 23, 2016…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an education program focused on teaching students technology and business skills, as well as Agile and Scrum principles, today announced that executive James Wright has joined its Leadership Council and will oversee marketing activities for the nonprofit.
Wright, currently the principal consultant at Go Time Agile, has extensive marketing experience using Agile principles. He has led product management, marketing, sales, engineering, business development, and operations functions in several industries, including enterprise software, computer storage, networking, test and measurement equipment, consumer electronics, and alternative fuels and energy products at a variety of large public and small private companies. Wright also devotes time to his community, and has served as a volunteer for more than 30 years with the Boy Scouts and church youth groups.
“I am thrilled to bring my depth of experience with marketing using Agile principles to 5 Saturdays and support its commitment to opening the door for students to careers in information technology and business,” Wright said. “I am committed to helping students acquire the academic, personal, and leadership skills they will need to be successful upon graduation.”
5 Saturdays founder Dave Cornelius, DM, said, “We are excited to welcome James to this new marketing role, and look forward to his teamwork spirit and collaboration as we expand our program teaching students technology and business skills, Agile and Scrum principles, and important life lessons that are transferable to high school, college, and work activities.”
About 5 Saturdays
5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban. For more information, please visit 5Saturdays.org.