Ambassador Expands Business Development Team with EdTech and Digital Content Expert

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Former Blackboard Strategy & Sales Professional Ande Jenkins Joins Ambassador Team

Ambassador is a one-stop shop simplifying the management and delivery of textbooks, eBooks, custom content, supplies, kits, devices and more.

"Like his Ambassador colleagues, Ande identifies with what it means to innovate, what it means to deliver, and what it means to make a difference in the lives of students, faculty and administrators," said Blicht.

Ambassador Education Solutions, the innovator in course materials and content integration programs, has hired former Blackboard strategic business development and sales professional Ande Jenkins. An integral part of Blackboard's Content Provider Group, Jenkins brings tremendous insight into digital content distribution and has partnered with colleges and universities to develop custom solutions. As Senior Director of Business Development, Jenkins will work with Ambassador's prospective and current client institutions to explore, strategize and develop modern course materials management and delivery strategies that meet their unique needs.

"One of our greatest assets at Ambassador is our team of diligent, forward-thinking and approachable individuals who not only intimately understand the higher education market, but are dedicated to creating meaningful and successful partnerships with each and every one of our clients," said Steven M. Blicht, COO of Ambassador. "Ande's accomplished track record in the education technology space coupled with his institution-centric approach make him a great fit with our philosophy and our team. Like his Ambassador colleagues, he identifies with what it means to innovate, what it means to deliver, and what it means to make a difference in the lives of students, faculty and administrators. We are excited to have Ande on board."

Jenkins spent a decade at Blackboard in various leadership roles. He brings valuable content delivery experience and earned Blackboard's Content Provider Group MVP Award. Earlier in his career, he held software engineer and web developer positions across a variety of consumer and government verticals. Jenkins earned his BA in Computer Science from Washington and Lee University and his MBA from the University of Virginia.

About Ambassador Education Solutions
The innovator in course materials management and content integration programs since 1973, Ambassador Education Solutions engineers, develops and implements bookstore and technology solutions of all sizes. Through its advanced supply chain technology, flexible fulfillment processes, and highly available support services, ordering course materials is intuitive, delivery is automatic and reporting is seamless. Integrating with leading SIS, LMS and Digital Content Platforms, students and faculty have simplified access to textbooks, eBooks, custom content, supplies and more, while administrators gain key insights and intelligence to manage, measure and improve programs and outcomes. For more information, please visit

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