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Al Motley is the managing partner at Techademics a technology company focused on innovation in education, social impact philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector. His primary service is to offer organizations outsorced CIO / CTO strategic support. Al currently has the CIO role with The American Reading Company and is also working on current initiatives at The United Way where he is responsible for leading and directing the strategic use of information systems and technology to advance philanthropic giving and volunteerism in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
A mission-driven leader with extensive experience in executive management, Al also serves as chief technology officer for Matchbook Learning, a national education management company, and has provided information technology leadership for Philadelphia’s Mastery Charter Schools, technology services for government clients, and venture investment analysis for various tech companies and young entrepreneurs. He also served as a key technical advisor for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation from 2013-2016.
Al got his start in technology while working as a student at Pennsylvania State University’s center for academic computing, while he was pursuing a bachelor of science in management science and information systems. He is also a Pahara Aspen Institute – NextGen Fellow and holds a certification in Agile CSM project management. In addition, Al serves on the board of trustees for the Learning Accelerator, is a mentor for the University of Pennsylvania’s Capstone Education Entrepreneurship Program, provides pro bono IT services for various non profits, and is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc.
Al is married to Maria Wing and has a 2 1/2 year old daughter named Blake.