SIIA Honors Two Education Technology Industry Veterans
Chairman of the Waterford Institute, VP at Education Networks of America honored with prestigious industry awards at premiere ed tech event
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2013) – The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces that it will honor Dr. Dustin (Dusty) Hull Heuston, chairman of the Waterford Institute, with its prestigious Education Lifetime Achievement Award. SIIA will also present its Ed Tech Impact Award to Lillian Kellogg, vice president of client services for Education Networks of America (ENA), during the upcoming Ed Tech Industry Summit held in San Francisco May 5-7.
During a special awards ceremony, Heuston will be presented with the award by his son, Dr. Benjamin Heuston, president of Waterford Institute, as SIIA highlights Heuston’s accomplishments and contributions to the education technology industry. Heuston has had a long career as a Wall Street banker, a Naval Air Intelligence officer during the Korean War, a college English teacher, a department chairman, the headmaster of a K-12 school, the founder of the nonprofit Waterford Institute, a for-profit corporation called WICAT Systems, and the co-founder with his wife Nancy of the K-12 Waterford School.
Through Waterford Institute, Heuston produced software for companies such as Microsoft, SRA International and IBM, and created the first educational videodisc for McGraw Hill. In 1996, Pearson took over distribution of Waterford’s products in the U.S. public schools, and today, Waterford Institute’s award-winning reading, math and science curriculum is used in more than 50,000 classrooms in the U.S. and around the world.
“Dusty was an early leader in the educational technology space, and he has stayed ahead of the curve in his work,” said Karen Billings, vice president of SIIA’s Education Division. “His software has spearheaded an interactive, engaging and individualized educational experience for millions of students across the United States.”
In addition, SIIA will present the Ed Tech Impact Award to Lillian Kellogg for her accomplishments and contributions to the education technology industry, as well as to the Education Division of SIIA.
Kellogg has dedicated her career to education and has 30 years of experience in the field of educational technology. She has been elected to and participated in several industry-leading association boards of directors, including the SIIA Education Division. Kellogg has also been actively involved with Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), where she served multiple terms as a board member. She also co-chaired several of CoSN’s high-profile initiatives. Kellogg is the past chair for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), where she now chairs the Leadership Development & Sustainability and Membership Committees. She started her career as a high school teacher and owned and operated Computer Plus/Education Access, one of Apple’s largest education sales agents in the U.S. from 1983 through 1997. As vice president of client services for ENA, Kellogg oversees marketing and strategic national partnerships.
“During Lillian’s years of service, she has made outstanding achievements that benefit the entire education industry,” said Billings. “Her hard work and dedication have helped innovative education technology ideas flourish, making her a worthy recipient of the Ed Tech Impact Award.”
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.
• Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, 410-533-1943, firstname.lastname@example.org
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