The Charlotte-based chief executive officer of Discovery Education has been named among the top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM Education for 2016.
STEMConnector is recognizing Bill Goodwyn, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, for his “unique perspective on the issues facing America’s STEM workforce, and leadership of a mission-based education company whose work will definitely help drive the discourse going forward,” according to a recent statement from Discovery.
STEMConnector is a consortium of over 150 companies, associations, academic institutions and government entities working to advance education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Specifically, under Goodwyn, the company developed and implemented digital textbooks designed to replace traditional textbooks in the classroom, Discovery said. Goodwyn also helped forge relationships with Fortune 500 companies, foundations and associations supporting public education initiatives in STEM, among other fields.
Goodwyn also recently oversaw the development and launch of a new suite of professional development services supporting STEM education in K-12 classrooms, Discovery said.
“I am honored to be named by STEMconnector as a CEO leader in STEM,” Goodwyn said. “However, the real recognition should be given to the classroom educators who each day are working hard to prepare their students for success beyond the classroom with engaging, exciting STEM lessons.”
Also on STEMConnector’s list are the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, Wal-Mart, Ford Motor Co. and more.