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2024 TAA Council Election Results Announced

TAA members Donna Battista and Tasha Egalite have been elected to the TAA Council, the association’s governing board. Their three-year terms will begin on July 1, 2024.

Battista is Managing Director of Top Hat and is responsible for the strategic vision and execution of the Learning Solutions go-to-market with a focus on growing Top Hat into a leading provider of affordable and engaging courseware in key disciplines. She has 20 years of experience leading content and product development in higher education, and led the creation, development, launch and growth of the Business MyLabs, the leading courseware solution in the business and economics disciplines. Donna’s previous experience includes Vice President of Business, Economics and the UK Global Publishing division at Pearson and Vice President of Product for the education vertical at Burning Glass.

“I believe my experience as an industry expert with insights into the print and digital authoring experience and understanding of US courseware market could be a unique and critical perspective for the TAA,” said Battista.

As a new PhD, Egalite unravels what it means to be an academic doctor. She is a professional learning specialist and trusted collaborator to all professionals from executives to learning managers to assistants who seek solutions and a more engaged professional experience. Her work is a product of a natural anthropological spirit to search for answers to questions that may be overlooked or unexpected. Her insights can be uncovered in presentations such as a Passion for Learning and Research, Reimagining PD with film and Ways not to give up on learning a language – available through association libraries such as TAA & NABE.

“During my tenure, I hope to leverage my value such as being a new academic doctor, innovation, intellection, efficiency, an insatiable appetite for information and building relationships to show the TAA’s uniqueness which celebrates all parts of the publishing process and sharing knowledge on it,” said Egalite.