BIRMINGHAM, AL--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) - Education Corporation of America, a leading owner and operator of private higher education institutions in the United States, today announced the promotion of Jason Mann to the position of vice president of marketing. Mann will lead the marketing efforts of all ECA brands -- Virginia College, Golf Academy of America, Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, and Ecotech Institute.

As part of his responsibilities, Mann will oversee the development of overall brand and business strategy and the go-to-market product and marketing plans for each business unit. He will foster close relationships between ECA's corporate leadership and each campus as he aligns and advances marketing and branding activities.

"I am thrilled to take the lead as we continue to grow Education Corporation of America's brands across the country," said Jason Mann. "I feel fortunate to work in an industry that plays such an important role in helping people transform their lives."

For the past three years, Mann was the marketing director at Education Corporation of America. He has spent the last year as the cross-functional leader of the development of Ecotech Institute in Denver, Colorado. Ecotech Institute is the first college of its kind that is entirely devoted to renewable energy and sustainable design. Over the past few months, Mann has had the opportunity to meet with influential industry, education and government leaders in the cleantech sector -- many of which are now on the Ecotech Institute advisory board. Prior to that, he was marketing director for the company's largest business unit, Virginia College on-ground campuses.

"Jason Mann's passion for upholding and expanding the ECA brand has been proven during his tenure with our organization," said Chuck Trierweiler, chief marketing officer of Education Corporation of America. "Jason's ability to remain strategic while managing several critical brands is extremely valuable and we look forward to his continued success."

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About Education Corporation of America
Education Corporation of America is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of over 19,000 students. The ECA website is Schools include Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private institution of higher education that offers non-degree and associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs in the areas of Health and Medical, Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Computer Design, Cosmetology, Nursing and more in sixteen different cities. Virginia College campuses are located in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; Jacksonville and Pensacola, Florida; Augusta and Macon, Georgia; Biloxi and Jackson, Mississippi; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Austin, Texas. The Virginia College website is Virginia College also offers classes worldwide via the Internet, with student services and admissions facilities in Birmingham, Alabama, and Tampa, Florida. Information about online classes at Virginia College is available at Additionally, ECA operates Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, with locations in Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, and Jacksonville, Florida. The website is ECA also operates Golf Academy of America, with locations in Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California; Orlando, Florida; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Golf Academy website is The company's newest school is Ecotech Institute, located in the Denver, Colorado, metro area, preparing students for careers in the emerging green economy. The website is

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