Stacey Young Rivers is the Director of Technology Skills Analysis & Development for Turner’s Global Technology & Operations Division. In this role, Rivers ensures skills alignment to support Turner’s technology roadmap. She is responsible for strategic programs focusing on skills acquisition and development. She is the architect and director of the Global Technology Internship Program which launched in the fall of 2015 with the Georgia Institute of Technology as its first strategic partner. Rivers is also responsible for skills development through workplace learning strategies for technologists.
In her previous role, Rivers was the Director of the Executive Portfolio Management Office (EPMO) in the Media Software and Services Technology Division of Turner. In this role, Rivers led a small team of portfolio managers responsible for aligning organizational strategies and objectives through portfolio-level oversight and governance of technology projects and operations.
In 2013 Rivers was the Director of Technical Project Management for a Project Management Office (PMO) in the Global Technology Operations Division of Turner. In this role, Rivers oversaw a team of Project Managers and Business Analysts responsible for delivering technical solutions for clients. Rivers earned a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Clayton State University, and a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness from Troy University. She is a certified Human Capital Strategist and Strategic Workforce Planner by the Human Capital Institute (HCI). Rivers recently added author to her resume with the book “50 Essential Tips to Getting & Keeping the ‘Right’ Job”, which can be found on Amazon.
In 2016, Rivers received the Youth Advocate Award from TAG-Education Collaborative for championing the TAG-Ed internship program and empowering Georgia’s Youth. Rivers is a board member of H.E.R.O for Children which serves children who are infected or impacted by HIV/Aids. Rivers was honored with the Clayton State University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007 from the College of Professional Studies, was recognized in 2008 as a “Modern Day Technology Leader” by the Career Communications Group, and in 2010 was awarded the title “Rising Leader in Technology” by the Women of Color (STEM) Committee. Rivers served as Senior Director of Mentoring for the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Southeast Chapter when the organization was awarded The National Mentoring Excellence Award in 2011. She is a member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Women in Tech (WIT), and is a founding member of a Toastmasters chapter at Turner and CNN which is currently in its 12th year.
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