New TECH CORPS Board Members
Have a Vision for the Future
Corporate America will play an important role in uplifting the next generation of technology professionals.
Columbus, Ohio – TECH CORPS is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its National Board of Directors. Joining the board are Jermaine Henson, VP, Enterprise Technology Solutions, Nationwide, and John Phelan, EVP, Chief Product Officer, Hyland.
“We are pleased to welcome Jermaine and John,” said TECH CORPS National Executive Director Lisa M. Chambers. “These two technology leaders bring a wealth of experience and I am confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we further the vision and mission of TECH CORPS.”
With over a decade of experience at Nationwide, Jermaine Henson provides executive leadership as head of Nationwide’s Software Development Services. He believes corporate America plays a role in uplifting the next generation of technology professionals. “Large organizations that serve the community should look like the community in which they serve,” Henson explained. “It is so important to invest in bridging the technology gap to make sure those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the technology field have opportunities for education and development.”
John Phelan has served in a variety of technology leadership roles throughout his 22-year career at Hyland, including software testing, customer solutions deployment and executive leadership serving as Chief Information Officer and currently Chief Product Officer. Phelan believes corporate America has a great responsibility in helping to educate the next generation of technology professionals. “For years, Hyland has discerned the skills it needs from its technology workforce, partnering with local colleges, junior schools and universities to help build curriculums that incorporate the latest technology and computer science skills, methods and innovations.” He continued, “We need to create more opportunities for students of all backgrounds to receive technology education and take great pride in the programs we’ve built to support this initiative.”
“As TECH CORPS works to provide K-12 students with access to high-quality computer science and technology programs designed to educate, excite and empower, our board of directors provides the leadership to move TECH CORPS into the future,” said Chambers.
About TECH CORPS
TECH CORPS is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring K-12 students have equal access to computer science programs, skills and resources that enhance early learning and prepare them for college and career. TECH CORPS develops Computer Science and IT programs and deploys tech-savvy talent to assist K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations across the country. Over the years, partners such as JPMorgan Chase, Nordson Corporation, Battelle and Cognizant have provided TECH CORPS with the fuel to deliver much-needed technology resources to K-12 students and teachers. Since 1995, more than 15,000 TECH CORPS volunteers have shared their time and talents assisting schools and nonprofit organizations in their communities. TECH CORPS was founded in 1995 by Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap.