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Web Wise Kids

March 16, 2010 18:22 ET

Lantronix CFO Reagan Sakai Joins Web Wise Kids Board of Directors

Accomplished Technology Executive Shares Non-Profit's Mission to Promote Internet Safety and Digital Responsibility

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) -  Web Wise Kids -- the national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting digital responsibility by educating children, parents and teachers about how to keep America's youth safe on the Internet -- today announced that Mr. Reagan Sakai, chief financial officer of Lantronix, has joined its board of directors. 

"We are at a critical point in addressing digital safety and citizenship for our nation's youth," said Judi Westberg-Warren, CEO of Web Wise Kids, who recently testified before Congress on the issue. "We are honored that Mr. Sakai has joined our board, bringing a wealth of expertise in the Internet sector, as well as a devotion to protecting and empowering the next generation of digital citizens."

"I look forward to working with Web Wise Kids to further its success in promoting internet safety and digital responsibility for our nation's youth, and it truly is an honor to work with the team and directors at Web Wise Kids," said Mr. Sakai.

Mr. Sakai has more than 25 years of operating financial management and strategic planning experience within the high-tech industry. He has been Irvine-based Lantronix Corporation's Chief Financial Officer since November 2006 and is responsible for finance and accounting, treasury, risk management, investor relations, legal, and IT/IS. He has been Chief Financial Officer for two public and two private companies, including Lantronix, HyPerformix, VIEO, and Crossroads Systems. As Chief Financial Officer of Crossroads Systems, he oversaw its highly successful IPO in October 1999. He has raised more than $20M in financing for two privately-held companies, HyPerformix and VIEO. Mr. Sakai has also held financial management positions at Exabyte, Maxtor Corporation, McDATA, and StorageTek. Mr. Sakai is experienced in hardware and software industries, mergers and acquisitions, and high-growth and turnaround environments. While living in Austin, he served on the Board of Directors for the University of Texas Federal Credit Union; while living in Boulder, he served on the Board of Directors for the Peak to Peak charter school.

"Over the past decade, Web Wise Kids has reached nearly eight million kids with its educational message -- delivered through compelling, videogame-style simulations -- about Internet safety and digital responsibility," said Norman Wolfe, chairman of the organization's board of directors. "Mr. Sakai's expertise will be critical as we continue to lead the charge to create responsible digital citizens for the 21st Century."

About Web Wise Kids
Founded in 2000 and based in Southern California, Web Wise Kids is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that implements innovative and effective educational programs to assist youth in staying safe -- and behaving responsibly -- online. To date, nearly eight million 'tweens and teens and thousands of parents have benefited from Web Wise Kids' programs.

Highly respected by elected officials, law enforcement, educators, corporations, foundations and parents within the Internet safety and digital responsibility communities, Web Wise Kids' programs are highly effective, fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life scenarios -- Missing (Internet predators), Mirror Image (cyber bullying), Airdogs (cyber crime) and It's Your Call (sexting). Each program has been designed specifically for use with young people in classrooms and computer labs -- as well as at home. For more information, please visit www.webwisekids.org.

Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACT:
    Laura Paden
    Web Wise Kids
    818.597.0480

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