According to KnowledgeSpeak “HighWire Press, Inc., … has announced the appointment of Michael Compton as Chief Financial Officer, leading the financial operations of the company, corporate finance and staff. Michael also joins HighWire’s Executive Leadership Team reporting directly to Dan Filby, HighWire CEO.
Michael is a technology veteran with more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in support of rapid growth businesses including a variety of finance and accounting leadership roles in both public and private companies. Most recently, Michael was Chief Financial Officer of Leeyo Software, an organically grown revenue recognition software company acquired by Zuora, Inc…”
KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Digital media solutions provider IEEE GlobalSpec, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of IEEE, has announced the election of two new directors, and the naming of its independent first Chairman.
Martin Keen, a designer and product innovator, joins the Board as an independent director. Keen has spent his professional career focusing on functional design, creating solutions to address problems of human well-being. In 2003, he patented and launched KEEN® Footwear. With its innovative product and unique corporate philosophy of consciousness and sustainability, KEEN quickly became the fastest-growing outdoor brand in the world.
Shawn P. Uleske also joins the Board as an independent director. She currently serves as vice president, Business Management, Small and Medium Sized business for Pitney Bowes (PBI), a global technology company, where she is responsible for all pricing compliance, contract pricing, and managing the tools for sales automation.
Independent Director Cheri A. Warren has been elected Chairman of the Board of IEEE GlobalSpec, Inc. Since 2015, Warren has served as the Innovation Strategist for utility company National Grid. Over her tenure, she has held multiple leadership roles at National Grid, including senior vice president-Network Strategy for Gas and Electric, vice president of Electric Network Strategy, and vice president of Smart Grid. Within the company, she led a transformation of the sector from 19th-century design to one that can anticipate 21st century needs and created cutting-edge approaches to solving engineering and customer issues.”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.