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Bill Goodwyn
File:File:Headshot of Bill Goodwyn CEO of Discovery Education.jpg
Born Rocky Mount, NC
Nationality American
Occupation President and CEO of Discovery Education

Bill Goodwyn (born 1960) is an American media, education and ed-tech executive.

Early life and education

Goodwyn was born in Rocky Mount, N.C.[1] Goodwyn graduated from Tarboro High School in 1978 and proceeded to graduate from the University of North Carolina.[1] Goodwyn graduated in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and communication.[2][3]

Career

Goodwyn began his career in 1983 at Scripps Howard Company, where he helped in the development of TV Watch.[4]

He then joined Landover, MD based Discovery Communications in 1987 as a distribution executive, relocating from Atlanta, Ga. to Washington, D.C.[2]

Goodwyn served as both President of Global Content Distribution and also CEO of Discovery Education.[5][6][7][8]

He helped in the development of digital textbooks to replace hard-copy textbooks in classrooms.[7][9][10]

Affiliations

Goodwyn serves on the UNC Chapel Hill Chancellors Philanthropic Council[2]; the T. Howard Foundation[11]; the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) CEO Members, and the CTAM Educational Foundation.[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rocky Mount native earns STEM honor - Rocky Mount Telegram". http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/Business-People/2016/05/20/Rocky-Mount-native-earns-STEM-honor.html. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "$1M gift creates fashion industry-focused media initiative at UNC School of Media and Journalism" (in en). http://jomc.unc.edu/news/1m-gift-creates-fashion-industry-focused-media-initiative-unc-school-media-and-journalism. 
  3. Press, BASSEM MROUE Associated. "Charlotte-based Bill Goodwyn named among the top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM Education" (in en). https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article79477462.html. 
  4. Becker, By Anne. "Programmed To Win" (in en-us). https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/programmed-win-104588. 
  5. "Educational Foundation Board". https://www.ctam.com/cem/pages/educational-foundation-board.aspx. 
  6. Becker, By Anne. "Programmed To Win" (in en-us). https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/programmed-win-104588. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Guthrie, By Marisa. "Bill Goodwyn Upped at Discovery" (in en-us). https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/bill-goodwyn-upped-discovery-126106. 
  8. Barnes, Brooks; Chozick, Amy (2012-08-19). "Discovery Invests in Digital Textbooks in Hopes of Growth" (in en-US). The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/technology/discovery-invests-in-digital-textbooks-in-hopes-of-growth.html. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "2015: Bill Goodwyn | AAP". https://publishers.org/2015-bill-goodwyn. 
  10. Molnar, Michele (2014-06-11). "Bill Goodwyn: Leadership Fuels Digital Learning Innovation - Education Week". Education Week. https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/06/11/35ii-ceo-goodwyn.h33.html. 
  11. "Bill Goodwyn Biography 2018". http://www.cablefax.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Bill%20Goodwyn%20Biography%202018%20(02-02-18-08-10-30).pdf. 

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