NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mouse, a national youth development nonprofit that empowers students to create with technology and make meaningful change, announced today that Amanda O'Donnell, Senior Vice President, Finance, at Intersection, a technology and media company focused on improving life in cities, has joined its Board of Directors.
"We are thrilled to welcome Amanda to our Board," said Amy Kadomatsu, Chair, Mouse Board of Directors. "Amanda brings tremendous experience in managing innovative businesses and is passionate about bridging digital divides and increasing diversity in STEM."
Ms. O'Donnell recently joined the executive team at Intersection, which is the result of merger between Control Group and Titan, a key member of the team behind LinkNYC, a first-of-its-kind communication network that, once fully deployed, will replace the city's existing payphone infrastructure and bring the world's largest and fastest free municipal Wi-Fi network to millions of New York residents and visitors.
During her time at Control Group as Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Ms. O'Donnell played an integral role in managing the company's operations since its founding. In her work at Control Group, Ms. O'Donnell developed financial and operational strategies that enabled the company's transformation from startup to industry leader.
Ms. O'Donnell is especially dedicated to increasing the presence of women in the technology field. At Control Group, she led the company's Women in Technology initiative and established Control Group as a founding partner of Women in Tech NYC.
"I am excited and honored to join the Board of Directors for Mouse, a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good," said Ms. O'Donnell. "Mouse is creating meaningful change by opening the door to new possibilities for young people in underserved communities. Mouse students are truly inspirational. They are the tech innovators and leaders of the next generation."
Ms. O'Donnell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Environmental Science and is currently pursuing a degree in the NYU-Wagner Executive Masters program.
Mouse is a national youth development nonproﬁt that empowers all students to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world. Founded in 1997, Mouse programs have had a positive and lasting impact on more than 32,000 students nationwide. Learn more at mouse.org.