SOURCE: Scrum Alliance

March 30, 2011 15:10 ET

Scrum Alliance Announces New Managing Director

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) -  The Scrum Alliance has selected Carol McEwan as its new Managing Director. Beginning April 1, 2011, McEwan will lead the non-profit organization, working with the staff and Board of Directors to realize the organization's vision, mission, and goals.

McEwan has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry with a proven track record of strong leadership and business acumen. A variety of management and senior system administrator roles has honed her interpersonal and organizational skills, which will serve her well in her new capacity with the Scrum Alliance.

With a background in Business Administration, McEwan has spent much of her career managing and leading teams for companies like Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Coors Brewing Company. She has been a successful entrepreneur, having founded and recently completed the merger of a mobile marketing business. As a previous outside consultant to the Scrum Alliance, McEwan's familiarity with the organization will allow her to respond quickly to the requirements of her new role.

"Carol has significant experience as a technology manager and is a successful entrepreneur experienced in working with a virtual team. I'm pleased with the skills Carol brings to the table, and look forward to working with her to grow and shape our organization going forward," said Mike Cohn, Chairman of the Board of the Scrum Alliance.

"I'm pleased to join the Scrum Alliance and anticipate that working with the staff and Board of Directors will be both fulfilling and rewarding. It will be my pleasure to get to know the members who support our organization as well as other leaders in the community while we work together to increase awareness of Scrum," said McEwan.

McEwan replaces outgoing Managing Director Donna Farmer.

About the Scrum Alliance
The Scrum Alliance is a not-for-profit professional membership organization created to share the Scrum framework and transform the world of work. It is the mission of the Scrum Alliance to increase awareness and understanding of Scrum, and provide resources to individuals and organizations using Scrum. For more information, please visit

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