Charter Schools USA Hires Colonel Poirier as Chief Information Officer

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Veteran Air Force Colonel Brings 23 years of experience

Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) has hired retired United States Air Force Colonel William Poirier as chief information officer. In this position, he is responsible for CSUSA’s technology vision, direction and investments. He will deploy technology resources at the Support Center and at all school locations throughout CSUSA’s enterprise information network and oversee development of Business Intelligence technology solutions.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to be part of a growing and well-respected organization,” said Poirier. “I looking forward to teaming with CSUSA’s professionals as we usher in state of the art technologies that ultimately serve the tens of thousands of students and staff who are part of the CSUSA family.”

Poirier is a proven leader whose previous experience included serving as a chief executive/chief information officer in the U.S. Air Force where he led a 3,000 person multidisciplinary team. With more than 23 years of experience in the cyber security and information technology arena, he brings a wealth of leadership and technology experience to the CSUSA team.

With a self-described passion for life-long learning, Poirier earned his Master of Science in National Security Strategy from National War College and Master of Science in business administration from Strayer University – both in the District of Columbia. He also received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. He has attended multiple leadership development courses and seminars throughout his career.

“We are very pleased to have Col. Poirier join our team,” said Jon Hage, president and CEO of Charter Schools USA and a former Green Beret. “We are excited to have the discipline and dedication to excellence we know U.S. Veterans bring to the workplace and are eagerly anticipating the high level of leadership and professionalism he will bring to our team.”

Since 1997, CSUSA, led by Jonathan Hage, is an internationally recognized leader in providing high quality educational management services. The first educational management organization to achieve district accreditation through AdvancED, it manages 70 schools in seven states serving more than 60,000 students. This year’s combined scores of all schools rated the network as an “A” district. In 2015, the company will open six new campuses in Florida. Known for its innovative practices and relentless dedication to excellence, the company has recently expanded its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.

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Media Contact:
Colleen Reynolds, APR - Public relations counselor for Charter Schools USA
(239) 437-0040 (office); (239) 849-6400 (cell)

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