Art Shively Named Vice President of Finance for Mazin Education

Educational Software Developer Expands Team with Educational Publishing Veteran

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Educational software developer Mazin Education ( has contracted with Art Shively to serve as Vice President of Finance. John McHale, Chief Operating Officer of Mazin Education, says, "I am delighted to have this opportunity to work with Art once again. He has exactly the right skill-set and financial acumen to assist Mazin Education as we ramp up our domestic and international business."

Mr. Shively has more than 25 years of executive experience as a trusted leader in senior financial positions at McGraw-Hill Education and as CFO at Highlights For Children. He is a proven problem-solver with a track record of building successful businesses and product lines in a variety of education markets. He brings deep experience in business strategy and planning, budgeting and forecasting, financial controls and compliance, and business systems development. Founder and CEO Mariam Azin says, "I'm happy to have Art on board. He brings deep experience in the educational curriculum, assessment and professional development markets. His expertise in business processes and strategy will help shape Mazin Education into a lean, responsive, 21st-century company."

Mazin Education is a new player in the educational software market, developing software solutions for assessment, accountability and student service tracking and management. Since their launch in the fall of 2012, they have aggressively moved to fill out their management team with veteran talent from the education industry.

Mr. Shively says he is excited to be part of a new and growing company. "Mazin Education has innovative products and a unique management structure. Working with a start up gives me an opportunity to help shape their business strategy, processes and systems and build best financial practices from the ground up."  

About Mazin Education

Founded by Dr. Mariam Azin in 2012, Mazin Education is a privately held, woman-owned business with offices in Ohio and Wyoming. Dr. Azin founded Mazin Education based on twenty years of experience in educational research and evaluation and her experiences as the founder and CEO of Planning, Research & Evaluation (PRES) Associates, Inc. Mazin Education draws together all of the resources of PRES Associates along with new talent and expertise in technology development and operations.  The new company was established to put in place the infrastructure to support large-scale deployment of the educational software solutions developed by PRES Associates. Mazin Education brings together the best of both worlds: assessment and tracking solutions built on a solid foundation of psychometric research and data collection experience, and the operational expertise to support large-scale state initiatives.

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Laura Sammons Mazin Education, 614-563-6258,

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