HEATHROW, Fla. (April 5, 2010) –Vice President and Studio General Manager of EA Tiburon Phillip Holt, joins the roster of leaders on the Florida High Tech Corridor Council as a new member of the Council. At EA Tiburon, Phil Holt oversees all aspects of design, production, engineering and content creation for top EA SPORTS titles including Madden NFL, NCAA Football, NASCAR, and other titles.
Along with many rewarding achievements, Holt was named one of Orlando Business Journal's "40 under 40" for 2009. Holt is passionate about the importance of math and science education in schools, and serves as the vice chairman of the board of directors for the PRISM Project, a 10-county initiative to recognize student and teacher achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.
As a member, Holt will use his experience and expertise in burgeoning high tech fields to advise the Council in its efforts to grow high tech industry and innovation through research, workforce and marketing partnerships. University of Central Florida president and Florida High Tech Corridor Council co-chair, Dr. John Hitt, appointed Holt to the Council to replace former EA Sports Vice President Steve Chiang who has relocated to the West Coast.
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) is an economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF). The mission of FHTCC is to grow high tech industry and innovation through research, workforce and marketing partnerships.
A partnership involving more than 20 local and regional economic development organizations (EDOs) and 14 community colleges, the Council is co-chaired by the presidents of UCF, USF and UF. The Council includes the presidents of two of the community colleges, the president of the Florida Institute of Technology and representatives of high tech industry.
The unique partnership has resulted in a strategic approach to high tech economic development that involves matching funds research, workforce development and a marketing program leveraging governmental, EDO and corporate budgets on a regional rather than local basis.
For more information, visit www.floridahightech.com.
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