SOURCE: INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati

INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati

April 15, 2014 09:00 ET

INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati Names New Executive Director

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2014) - Catherine Allshouse, currently CIO of KnowledgeWorks, has been named Executive Director of the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati effective May 1, 2014. The Board of Directors confirmed Ms. Allshouse at the April 4, 2014 Board meeting. Allshouse replaces Interim Executive Director Jim Scott who will continue on as Board Chair for the INTERalliance. While making the announcement, Mr. Scott said, "We couldn't think of a better partner to take on the day-to-day operations and direction of the INTERalliance than Catherine. She has been a volunteer for 5 years and a Board Director the last 2 years, including serving as Vice Chairman in 2013. Our Board is excited about the passion and commitment that Catherine will bring to the role." Allshouse will remain in her role as CIO at KnowledgeWorks. "KnowledgeWorks has agreed to partner with INTERalliance by allowing Catherine to share responsibilities across the two organizations," Scott said.

"We are excited for Catherine and proud to see her share the same experience, passion, and dedication she has for improving learning through KnowledgeWorks with a partner organization that strives for the same," said KnowledgeWorks CEO Judy Peppler. "Serving in this new dual capacity Catherine will help strengthen and better connect both of our organizations and help reach more students with our programs."

The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati has helped over 2,500 area high school students learn about local careers in IT through its programs, including summer internships for high school students with Fortune 100 companies, a series of immersive technology-in-business summer camps hosted by area universities and businesses, and its flagship conference, TechOlympics Expo. The University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, and Miami University are its key college partners. 54 of the area's high schools are served by its programs, with over 500 students reached each year.

Geoff Smith, former P&G IT Executive co-Chair of the Cincinnati CIO Roundtable, and interim Director of IT Career Pathways for Partners for Competitive Workforce, has been an INTERalliance Board Director since its inception. Mr. Smith says the collaboration between businesses and partnerships in the community is key to the success of the INTERalliance.  "KnowledgeWorks' focus on high school college career pathways and readiness makes the partnership all that more meaningful," said Smith.

Member companies of the INTERalliance include The Kroger Co., Procter & Gamble, Great American Insurance, Cincinnati Bell Technology Services, GE Aviation, Toyota Motor Engineering, Vora Industries, Fifth Third Bank, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, among many others.

About the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati: The mission of the INTERalliance is to establish the Greater Cincinnati Region as a model of cooperation between business and educators -- working together to identify, nurture, train, employ, and retain the area's best IT talent. More information can be found at www.interalliance.org.

About KnowledgeWorks: KnowledgeWorks is a social enterprise focused on ensuring that every student experiences meaningful personalized learning that allows him or her to thrive in college, career and civic life. By offering a portfolio of innovative education approaches and advancing aligned education policy, KnowledgeWorks seeks to improve student readiness for college and careers. Our portfolio includes EDWorks, New Tech Network and StriveTogether. Find out more at www.knowledgeworks.org.

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