MATHCOUNTS Foundation Announces New Chair, Members of the Board of Directors

 
 
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Sept. 1, 2015 - PRLog -- The MATHCOUNTS Foundation announces Bhupinder Singh, senior vice president at Bentley Systems, as its new Chair of the Board of Directors. Singh, who has been a member of the MATHCOUNTS Board since 2011, will serve a one-year term as chair. MATHCOUNTS also announced the selection of Heidi Pomerantz, Chris Stone, P.E. and Cris Turner as new board members.

“We are fortunate to have such a remarkable leader and strong advocate for STEM education head our Board of Directors this year,” said Lou DiGioia, executive director of MATHCOUNTS. “Bhupinder’s experience, acumen and dedication to our mission will help us build on the progress we have made and do even more for our nation’s students.”

Singh is the senior vice president of Bentley Software, which is responsible for the strategic direction and management of all of Bentley’s software products and development activities. He joined Bentley Systems in 1994, and has had various roles over the years, including senior vice president of the Platform Products Group as well as managing director for Bentley South Asia.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated is at the forefront of advances in software engineering, providing innovative software solutions and services to professionals and enterprises worldwide. Bentley is also a global leader in corporate giving, providing substantial support to sustainability efforts, disaster relief and STEM education initiatives. Bentley is an Official Sponsor of the MATHCOUNTS Foundation.

In his time as a MATHCOUNTS board member, Singh has served on multiple committees and was chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for two years. During this time, he oversaw the crafting and implementation of a revised strategic framework, which will guide the future direction of the MATHCOUNTS Foundation.

“Having witnessed firsthand the passion and hard work of the MATHCOUNTS colleagues and volunteers, I am very excited to be a part of the next chapter of this organization,” said Singh. “It is so rewarding to be a part of a program that matters so much—not just for the students we reach today, but for the impact our students will have on the world tomorrow.”

MATHCOUNTS also welcomes three new board members this year. Heidi Pomerantz is director of customer support at Texas Instruments, Inc. and a past participant in MATHCOUNTS. Cris Turner is the director and head of the Office of Americas Government Affairs at Dell, Inc. Chris Stone, P.E. is president of the engineering firm Clark Nexsen and a past-president of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

About MATHCOUNTS:

MATHCOUNTS is a nonprofit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs, in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. For more than 30 years MATHCOUNTS has provided free, high-quality resources to educators and enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students to lay a foundation for future success. Materials and information are available at www.mathcounts.org.

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