NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelify Solutions announced today that David Thomas has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Nationally recognized as a leader in education reform, David has over 24 years of experience in education with strong political ties at the local, state, and federal level.
"I'm truly honored to accept the position of Vice President of Business Development with Accelify," said Mr. Thomas. "Throughout my tenure as an educator, I have been deeply committed to ensuring equity and access to high quality education is afforded to all students. Accelify's technology is aligned with that mission, helping school districts across the country create conditions essential to more effectively support students with disabilities through enhanced program visibility, compliance management, and access to Medicaid funding."
Mr. Thomas began his career as a classroom teacher and college professor and has held a number of leadership positions in education, including campus provost and local school board commissioner. He co-chaired the Governor's Commission on Education Reform, and served as National Chair of the National School Boards Association, Council of Urban Boards of Education. Mr. Thomas currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) and as a board member of the BAEO Action Fund.
Prior to joining Accelify, Mr. Thomas spent nine years as Executive Vice President of Grade Results, Inc., a leading provider of online courses and content for virtual and blended learning models. He also partners with a national education consulting firm led by a former U.S. Secretary of Education, where he leads teams working with district administrations on school turnaround and reform initiatives.
"We are thrilled to welcome David Thomas to the organization," said Alex Brecher, Chief Executive Officer of Accelify. "We are in a position to dramatically transform the special education landscape with our ERP special education technology solutions, and Mr. Thomas's distinguished record of accomplishment in K12 education reform will help us bring these systems to those students who need them the most."
About Accelify Solutions, LLC
Accelify Solutions, LLC provides enterprise level solutions and decision support tools for special education management. Our systems provide unprecedented visibility into district operations to create program efficiencies and productivity gains at all levels of district administration, ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, reduce program costs, and maximize federal funding through our proven Medicaid consulting practice. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles, Accelify has additional offices in several states to provide on-site service to client districts.
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