WorkSmart COO Clay Harris Named Co-Chairman of Achievement Academy of Durham

Durham, NC, March 13, 2009 --( WorkSmart, a leading provider of Information Technology services and solutions in North Carolina, has announced that Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Clay Harris was named co-chairman of the Achievement Academy of Durham (AAD) in January of this year. The school empowers at-risk students who have dropped out of high school to obtain a North Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma and postsecondary education. Harris became involved with the Achievement Academy in early 2007.

AAD works to directly address the dropout rate of Durham and improve student’s civic participation and lifetime earning power. The city has an overall four-year graduation rate of 62%. Median earnings for those with a high school or equivalency diploma are nearly $7,000 more per year than those who dropped out of high school.

“The staff and board of the Achievement Academy of Durham do amazing and hard work that both changes the lives of our students and has a long-term impact on our community in Durham. I’m grateful and proud to be a part of AAD,” said Harris.

“We are delighted that Clay is taking on the leadership of our Board of Directors,” said Gayle Erdiem, AAD Academic Programs Director, “His energy, enthusiasm and creativity will help us as we navigate through a period of significant growth, especially in these uncertain financial times.”

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