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James M. Corgel Elected to American Management Association Board of Trustees

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11/7/2011

American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions, announced today that James M. Corgel, General Manager of Developer Relations at IBM, has been elected to AMA’s Board of Trustees.

“As American Management Association leverages the latest technology in our education programs and to communicate better with our customers around the globe, the broad scope and depth of Jim’s business and technology experience will be invaluable to both the Board and our organization,” said Edward T. Reilly, AMA president and CEO.

Mr. Corgel’s career at IBM spans more than 35 years. Since joining IBM in 1975, Mr. Corgel has held a broad range of positions in sales, marketing, and field management, including responsibility for IBM’s emerging markets division and the distribution industry for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In his current position, Mr. Corgel is responsible for IBM’s worldwide relationship with independent software vendors, who contribute to approximately one-third of IBM’s revenue. He also manages the key partnerships with the development, academic, and venture capital communities that comprise IBM’s industry-leading ecosystem of influencers.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Corgel led IBM’s services solutions for small and medium business clients. He was also general manager for IBM’s web and application hosting services business. His team led the development of variably-priced service offerings that allow clients to scale their business and infrastructure processes based on market demands.

Mr. Corgel holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, where he served on the University Advisory Board for Graduate Studies and Research. He now serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Undergraduate Experience. He was recently named a Distinguished Alumnus by Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. He is also a member of the advisory board to the Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin.

AMA offers more than 140 seminars in 23 subject areas, including management, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, project management, human resources, sales, marketing and finance. Programs are offered for business professionals at all levels, from senior executives to new managers and administrative professionals. AMA’s faculty comprises business practitioners with real-world experience and expert facilitation skills who use practical, action-oriented content that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

AMA and its global network have Executive Conference Centers in many cities around the world, including in Arlington, VA, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Brussels, Toronto, Mexico City, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, and Istanbul.

About AMA
American Management Association (www.amanet.org) is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—learning through doing—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including classroom and live online seminars, webcasts, webinars, podcasts, corporate and government solutions, business books and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.