Let the Good Times Roll







We are busier than ever at PLS 3rd Learning, and with that comes a jam-packed list of exciting announcements. Check out the latest promotions and new hires to learn why we’re celebrating.  

Dr. Brian Heyward has been promoted to Chief Academic Officer and Executive Vice President.  With over 14 years in the education industry as an editor, adjunct instructor, and instruction specialist, Brian’s thoughtful and strategic work with a variety of PLS partners has allowed the company to grow in size and scope. 

Dr. Andrea Brown has been promoted to Senior Educational Systems Manager. Andrea’s work on a multitude of projects, including content acquisition and training programs, have helped guide PLS for 6 years. 

Joseph Jacobs has been promoted to Director of Digital Media. Joe’s work has focused on coordinating voice-over work for our professional development courses, podcasts, and recording and editing for promotional videos, including original music. 

Alex Chichester has been promoted to Senior Software Developer. An experienced developer, Alex brings talent and energy to the team, integrating current technologies while breathing new life into existing projects. 

Steve Barkley has been promoted to Chief Learning Officer. A PLS veteran of over 40 years, Steve’s tremendous influence on countless educators across the world cannot be overstated. In addition to his new title, Steve also acts as an Executive Vice President and is a member of the PLS 3rd Learning Board of Directors.

Margaux Judge joins PLS as a Lead Instructional Designer. With over 15 years of experience in the education industry, Margaux has an impressive resume, which includes creating successful trainings in a variety of  arenas, including college ed and corporate. 

John Wayda joins the PLS .NET team as a Senior Software Developer. John’s 20+ years in the industry positions him for continued success in the development field working on a variety of projects for some of PLS’ key projects. 

PLS welcomes Katie Duane as a Front-End Web Developer. Katie’s expertise focuses on the user interfaces of web projects, developing new and improving already existing markup and styles for user experience including ease of use, user intuitiveness, accessibility, and responsive design. 

Erin Doherty has joined our team as Marketing Manager. Erin has over 10 years experience in the marketing and advertising industry and brings a variety of B2B and B2C experience to PLS. Her role includes strategic marketing, copywriting, and project and social media management.

Congratulations, folks! Looking forward to watching you grow at PLS.