Education solutions provider strengthens capabilities with appointment of new executive board members

Published: June 16th, 2014

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 directors.

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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