Appleton Promotions a Sign of Growth

Names new Director of Branches and Market Director

July 11, 2012 // // Huntsville, Ala. - Appleton Learning, an education organization and franchise that provides academic membership, test preparation, academic testing and assessments for students of all ages, announces the promotion of two of its team members, Jason Garey and Katy Kinzer. The promotion of these two individuals is due to their previous successes with the company and their devotion to the vision of Appleton Learning.

“I am proud to announce the promotions of Jason Garey and Katy Kinzer,” says Glenn Clayton, CEO of Appleton Learning. “I am excited to see what they will bring to Appleton in their new positions.”

Jason Garey, Picasso

Jason Garey was recently promoted to Director of Branches at Appleton Learning. He will be responsible for overseeing the operations of all Appleton branches. Prior to his position with Appleton, Garey was the director of advertising for MEDIAmerica, and has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and sales.

“Appleton is growing and this coming school year we will be serving students in four markets,” said Jason Garey. “Looking ahead, I’m excited about the future opportunities in markets across the nation.”

Katy Kinzer, Da Vinci

Appleton Learning has announced Katy Kinzer as its new Market Director. Kinzer will oversee four Appleton branches and her new duties will include mentoring sales staff, insuring customer service satisfaction and building relationships within the communities. With over 10 years of experience working in sales, Kinzer is ready to take on new challenges.

“I am beyond thrilled for this next step,” says Kinzer. “I love being a part of the Appleton branches, so I’m glad I am able to continue building great teams in other markets, as well as being able to reach out to the community.”

About Appleton Learning

Appleton Learning is helping the world "Learn Differently" by providing individualized academic coaching, academic membership, test preparation and academic testing and assessments for students of all ages, based upon each student's geniuStyle™ learning personality. Through its School Services Division, Appleton Learning serves thousands of students across multiple states by serving the unique needs of schools and school districts. The company has been recognized with numerous awards including Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25 by BusinessWeek, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 2010 "Top 75 Small Businesses in America"; U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 2010 "Blue Ribbon Small Business Award"; and Dell's 2009 "Small Business Excellence Award- Top 10 National Finalist", and others. Appleton has locations across the Southeast and actively expanding. To learn more about Appleton Learning, including franchising and school partnerships, visit Become a fan at and follow Appleton at


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