SAN RAMON, Calif., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, announced today that Mark Jung has joined the Accela Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board. Jung's experience spans various industries, having most recently served as CEO of OnLive, an online cloud gaming company. Jung has also served as the founder and former CEO of IGN Entertainment, former COO of Fox Interactive Media Group, and co-founder and former CEO of Worldtalk Corporation. Having held management and board positions at numerous public technology companies, Jung will bring nearly two decades of consumer and software expertise to Accela, as the company looks to continue developing core offerings for citizen engagement and interaction.
"As a proven leader in providing cloud-based solutions that meet the needs of governments of all sizes around the world, Accela is pushing the boundaries of what's possible for the future of civic technology," said Mark Jung, Chairman of the Board, Accela. "I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with Accela's leadership team to collectively contribute to the growth of the company."
Jung is currently a member of the Board of Directors of DataXu, HackerRank, InMar, Pinnacle Foods, and Right to Play. In addition, he sits on the Board of Governors of the San Francisco Symphony and is a former member of the Management Board of Stanford Business School. Jung began his career as a management consultant in the technology practice of McKinsey & Company. He holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
"It's an honor to have Mark join Accela as Chairman of the Board during such an exciting time in our company's history. With Mark's wisdom, we will continue to elevate our profile in the eyes of our customers and the world of technology," said Maury Blackman, Accela President and CEO. "Mark possesses an impressive track record needed to lead our Board of Directors, guide Accela on best practices, and help to strategically align the company on its path for the future."
Accela provides a platform of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions to governments of all sizes worldwide. The Accela Civic Platform includes solutions to cost-effectively manage critical enterprise functions, and mobile apps to foster greater citizen engagement. From asset, land and legislative management to licensing, finance, environmental health and more, Accela's software drives efficiency for more than 2,200 governments, including over fifty percent of America's largest cities. The Company was named Government Technology's GovTech100 in 2016, a distinction of the top 100 companies focused on government customers. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Portland, Melbourne and Dubai. For more information, visit www.accela.com.
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