Higher Logic Names Andy Steggles as Chief Operating Officer

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Higher Logic today announced that Andy Steggles will join the company to serve as the Chief Operating Officer effective September 1, 2009. Mr. Steggles currently serves as Chief Information Officer of the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) headquartered in New York.

I am honored to take on the role of COO of Higher Logic and to work with Rob Wenger and his team

Higher Logic today announced that Andy Steggles will join Higher Logic to serve as the Chief Operating Officer effective September 1, 2009. Mr. Steggles currently serves as Chief Information Officer of the Risk & Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) headquartered in New York.

"The hallmark of Andy Steggles' tenure at RIMS has been his exceptional ability to lead association members through technological changes while simultaneously, effecting real business impact on the organization's financial performance", said Rob Wenger, Chief Executive Officer of Higher Logic. "We are excited to bring Andy's innovative thinking and social media expertise to our Connected Community subscribers."

"As COO, Andy will focus on helping our clients reach the next level in their social strategy initiatives. Andy is truly a pioneer in creating social media solutions for the not‐for‐profit industry. His ingenuity, combined with the collective capabilities of our partners will bring real and lasting change to the way our clients connect and communicate with their constituents, enhancing the member experience," Mr.Wenger continued.

"I am honored to take on the role of COO of Higher Logic and to work with Rob Wenger and his team," said Mr. Steggles. "Rob has established Higher Logic as the leading social networking software provider for member‐based organizations, and he put into place the foundation and flexibility for our future growth. I look forward to focusing on building subscriber and partner value. I have been privileged to work with Rob over these many years, and I look forward to benefiting from our close relationship as we work together to further support the growth of Higher Logic."

Andy Steggles' Background:
Before his latest appointment, Mr. Steggles has served as Chief Information Officer of the Risk Insurance Management Society since 1999. In 2008, he was elected to the board of the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) Board of Directors. Mr. Steggles founded and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Social Networking and Media Association (SNAMA) which connects over 1,000 members who are actively involved in social media and social networking, mostly in member‐based organizations. Mr. Steggles is a recognized consultant, author, and speaker in the association web space. He has been instrumental in leading associations to increased recruitment and retention levels. Mr. Steggles' approach combines technological know‐how, the application of software tools, and a successful track record of association executive management experience with a focus on driving member value and non‐dues revenue.

About Higher Logic:
Higher Logic's mission is to provide the constituents of not‐for‐profit organizations innovative ways to think together and build trusted communities where interactive communication and information exchange occurs. By offering software products that allow people to contribute, share, and collaborate, Higher Logic delivers solutions to not‐for‐profits looking to preserve their organizational value and attract a new generation of global members.

Contact Info:
Suzanne Carawan
suzanne (at) higherlogic.com
VP Marketing and Strategy
Higher Logic
(202) 360‐4468

Learn more about Higher Logic's leadership.

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