<span class="padlock_text"></span> v28 #4 Profiles Encouraged: Liz Mason

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Vice President, Gale Product
Gale | Cengage Learning
27500 Drake Road, Farmington Hills, MI  48331
Phone:  (248) 699-8861  •  Fax:  (248) 699-8057
<liz.mason@cengage.com>  •  www.gale.com

Born and lived:  Born and raised in Kansas.  After graduate school, lived in Atlanta, Georgia;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  and Charlottesville, Virginia.  Currently residing in Birmingham, MI.

early life:  High school in Overland Park, KS; B.A. Business Administration & Spanish, Michigan State University; Master of International Business Studies, University of South Carolina (all in the 80s).

professional career and activities:  1989-1994:  Product manager at a banking start-up;  1994-2013:  20 different jobs (and 24 different bosses!) at LexisNexis, starting as a Marketing Manager, then as a Director/Sr. Director of product management, then as Vice President & General Manager of several different market segments;  2014-2015 Chief Operating Officer at Weather Analytics, a weather data start-up.  2015:  started at Gale.

Family:  Three children, two in college and one in high school;  two dogs (beagle mix rescues) and one husband.

in my spare time:  Reading, cooking, hiking.  I keep a list of books I want to get at the library on my phone.

favorite books:  Scandinavian police procedurals, psychological fiction, family sagas, books where a relationship is told from both perspectives, coming of age stories, non-fiction on health topics, biographies of strong women.

Philosophy:  Leave it better than you found it.

most memorable career achievement:  Stepping in for the Chief Technology Officer to get a key product completed for our most important customer.

goal I hope to achieve five years from now:  I am in endless pursuit of a better work-life balance.

how/where do I see the industry in five years:  I am very intrigued by the impact of technology on learning.  I believe we have barely begun to see how it can transform access to education.


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