Matthew Given Elected Glynlyon, Inc., President and CEO

Today Glynlyon, Inc., a leader in teaching technology for schools and businesses, announced the retirement of CEO Beth Te Grotenhuis and the election of Matthew Given as the next CEO. Given currently serves as executive vice president.

For more than 31 years, Te Grotenhuis has been a devoted leader of Glynlyon’s Odysseyware and Alpha Omega Publications (AOP) businesses and played an instrumental role in building the company into the ed tech innovator it is today. She served in almost every department in the company, concluding her tenure as president and CEO for the last three years. Among Te Grotenhuis’ numerous accomplishments is leading growth and innovation for Odysseyware, a pioneer in the virtual instruction sector, and AOP, the leading provider of technology-based homeschool solutions, to become among the most successful businesses in their sectors.

“Beth has been a fantastic business leader and partner for the board of directors. We wish her the very best as she enters the next phase of her life. She will always be part of the Glynlyon family,” said Jeff Wahl, chairman, Glynlyon Board of Directors. “While we are saddened at Beth’s departure, one of her key accomplishments was building a strong team to lead the company going forward.”

Given will become Glynlyon’s president and CEO upon Te Grotenhuis’ retirement in October. In addition to serving on the board of directors, Given spent the last six months focused on growing and improving the Odysseyware business by bringing process and industry expertise to an already successful team poised for growth. In his new role, Given will turn his attention to the entire Glynlyon organization.

Wahl said, “We are excited to have Matthew lead our Glynlyon business into a promising future. His 20 years of experience and dedication to his student and school district customers are extremely valuable as we continue to position Glynlyon as the industry leader in educational technology.”

Given spent his 20-year career in the for-profit education sector in a variety of leadership roles, including the last seven years in C-level positions focused on business development, marketing and government relations. He began his education career as a teacher in Kaplan’s test preparation…

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