Jay Mann has been managing people and systems in the public and private sectors for more than 25 years.  His first exposure to large-scale system selection, implementation, and deployment was an appointment as the junior member of the team responsible for the second computerized library catalog in the state of Arizona.  Since then he has been responsible for a wide range of IT projects, including the deployment of a fifty-site WWAN, web solution development projects, e-Learning platform development and deployment, the production of technical publications for several publishers, including Microsoft Press, and the development of  university technology curriculum for colleges and universities, including University of Phoenix.

Jay has worked in K-12 education for the past 8 years.  He is currently the Director of Information Services for the Madison School District.  Madison is considered a destination school district in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona.  Additionally, Madison has been recognized for its outstanding use of technology in education with the 2008 Golden Bell Award (presented by the Arizona School Board Association) and the 2010 Magna Award (presented by the American School Board Journal and the National School Board Association).

During his career Jay has held a variety of technical certifications including:

Jay holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Arizona State University.  His non-technical interests include Okinawan Karate, Camping, Hiking, Strategy Games, and spending time with his family.