Butch has extensive experience in both the technology and education markets. He excelled in a variety of roles in the higher education publishing industry, particularly sales and marketing. He enjoyed many sales achievements and awards in the various management positions he held at companies including Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Prentice Hall, and Pearson Education. Butch also spent time with both Blackboard and Motorola. Butch brings marketing and sales expertise, professionalism, enthusiasm, good humor, and the ability to get the job done to every opportunity.
Relevant Awards Won:
Rookie of The Year - Harcourt Brace Jovanovich / Sales Representative of the Year - Harcourt Brace Jovanovich / District Sales Manager of the Year - Multiple Award Winner - Prentice Hall Publishing / Editorial Manager of the Year - Multiple Award Winner - Prentice Hall Publishing / Leadership Council Member - Multiple Award Winner Pearson Education - Blackboard Regional Sales Manager / Member - North Carolina Technology Association / NCTA Knowledge Workforce Committee / Board Member - Continuous Blessings Foundation
Laura Rogers began her publishing career in 1998 and over the years has held leadership positions in marketing, sales, editorial acquisitions, and project management. Laura brings a commitment to quality, a creative spirit, and an attention to detail to the Optimized Learning team. Her passion for learning and technology as well as her knowledge of the higher-ed market are particularly valuable to the Professional Services division of OLi.