Article from Skyward Educator Newsletter ()
October 26, 2007
Jim King (Founder and CEO) at Skyward announces significant management changes to take effect Jan 1, 2008

As Jim King, Skyward’s founder and CEO, moves to Chairman of the Board, he is very pleased to announce that Cliff King – currently President of Skyward - will be promoted to CEO and Scott Glinski – currently Vice President of Sales and Marketing - will be promoted to President. 

As Chairman of the Board –Jim will take more of a “bird’s eye” view of the “day to day” operations at Skyward - leaving the attention to detail to Cliff and Scott.    


Succeeding Jim as CEO will be current President of Skyward - Cliff King.  Cliff joined Jim in 1981 and has provided many skills to Skyward.  He started by assisting Jim with programming.  He soon found himself also working in customer service.  Not long after - he was called upon to assist in sales and marketing at Skyward.  Cliff has ”done it all” at Skyward over the past 26+ years.  This is what makes him such a natural selection for Jim to appoint him as Skyward's next CEO.    


Succeeding Cliff as President is Scott Glinski.  Scott has been with Skyward since 1987.  Scott’s 20+ years of experience at Skyward have served him well in preparation for the presidency at Skyward.   In 1987 Scott started in the IT (Information Technology) division of Skyward.  In the fall of 1987 he moved to Saint Cloud, Minnesota to help open Skyward's first branch office.   In 1990 he moved to Bloomington, Illinois and served for 8 years as Skyward’s Illinois Branch Manager.   In 1997 Scott returned to Skyward's corporate headquarters to serve as Vice President of Corporate Operations.  In 2003 Scott was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.    For all of you who are familiar with Scott, we are sure you will agree that he is a great fit for the President’s position at Skyward.
 
With these leadership changes, customers and employees will continue to see the continuity of everyday operations.  Both Cliff and Scott will be here to make sure Skyward continues to deliver the quality products, exceptional support and ongoing development of Administrative software for K-12 school districts that you have come to expect from Skyward.


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