We’re proud to share today that Wendi Sturgis, Yext’s Chief Customer Officer, has been named Chair of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board (GTAB). A Georgia Tech graduate with a BSc degree in Industrial Management, Wendi is passionate about strengthening the school’s engineering programme and supporting younger generations, particularly women, to pursue careers in tech.
Wendi’s support for STEM education is a shared passion at Yext, as several of the founders and executives, including CEO Howard Lerman, COO Tom Dixon, CTO Sean MacIsaac and EVP of Finance Alok Bhushan, met at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Northern Virginia, which was recently named one of the country’s top 5 high schools. Yext’s leadership places a huge importance on developing young minds in the tech space, as it hosts a number of recruiting events and informational sessions each year for high school students and actively recruits a large number of college interns each summer to expose them as early as possible to the tech industry in New York City.
“I discovered my passion for technology while in the Co-Op programme at Georgia Tech and it changed my path forever. I am excited to work with the other board members to continue to strengthen Georgia Tech’s status as a leading educational institution in developing brilliant technological minds,” said Wendi. “We have an opportunity to show young people that STEM subjects are exciting, rewarding and can create incredible career opportunities. I look forward to supporting the Institute and President Peterson in the coming year.”
Click here to read the Georgia Tech Advisory Board’s official announcement.