Jones and Bartlett Publishers Changes Name to Jones & Bartlett Learning and Appoints New Executive Management Team

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New name emphasizes long-term commitment to providing post-secondary education solutions that improve worldwide student achievement.

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Ty’s strategic capabilities and leadership skills are a great match for our forward-looking focus on education and new product development

Jones and Bartlett Publishers LLC, a leading provider of instructional, assessment and learning performance-management solutions for the post-secondary and career education markets, announced today that it has changed its name to Jones & Bartlett Learning, effective immediately. Since its founding in 1983, Jones & Bartlett Learning has been an industry leader in the development of innovative, high-quality educational products and services that improve learning outcomes and enhance student achievement. More recently, Jones & Bartlett Learning acquired 13 complimentary businesses to broaden its range of content and technology-based solutions that enrich individual learning experiences, improve learning outcomes and ensure student success in healthcare, science, technology and career education markets. This new name reflects the company’s strategic commitment to developing innovative and educationally-effective solutions for students, faculty and educational institutions worldwide.

In addition, Jones & Bartlett Learning is pleased to announce that Clayton E. Jones has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ty Field has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Jim Homer has been appointed President.

“The move towards adding ‘Learning’ to our company name is rooted in our desire to communicate our long-term commitment to providing innovative educational products and services,” says Field. “Through this name-change, we can further emphasize our capabilities around developing programs and services that uniquely combine highly authoritative content written by respected authors, with innovative and engaging technology applications that meet the diverse needs of today’s instructors, students, and professionals.”

In his 26 years with the company, Chairman of the Board Clayton E. Jones has provided the leadership that propelled Jones & Bartlett Learning to become one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the publishing industry. In his new role, Jones plans to continue to work closely with senior management on the long-term, strategic direction of the business.

As Chief Executive Officer, Ty Field will direct the development and execution of company strategy, innovation and production, and advance the company’s leadership in offering 21st century teaching and learning solutions. Prior to joining Jones & Bartlett Learning in 2008, Field spent 16 years at Thomson Higher Education in various executive management positions, with his last being Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer. “Ty’s strategic capabilities and leadership skills are a great match for our forward-looking focus on education and new product development,” says Jones.

As President, Jim Homer will oversee the implementation of the strategic and tactical direction required to build a world-class educational services company. Prior to joining Jones & Bartlett Learning in 2008, Homer was Senior Vice President of Pearson Learning Solutions, (a division of Pearson Education) overseeing all daily global operations for the group. Under his leadership, Pearson Learning Solutions became the worldwide leading provider of online curriculum development services and customized course materials in the post-secondary and career education markets.

For more information on Jones & Bartlett Learning, please visit http://www.jblearning.com

About Jones & Bartlett Learning (http://www.jblearning.com)
Jones & Bartlett Learning is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets. We endeavor to develop educational programs and services that improve learning outcomes and enhance student achievement by uniquely combining authoritative content written by respected authors with innovative, proven and engaging technology applications that meet the diverse needs of today’s instructors, students, and professionals. Across a broad spectrum of fields ranging from medicine and emergency services to computer information systems, our educational technology applications and instructional assessment and performance-management solutions are revolutionizing how instructors teach and how students and professionals learn. With the most up-to-date, authoritative content available from academia and industry thought-leaders, Jones & Bartlett Learning is leading the way for educators, students and professionals to discover new educational and professional skill-development opportunities— enabling personalized learning, anytime, anywhere.

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