|Michael A. Baker | Biography|
|Baker, Michael A., Vice President, Business Development, VBrick Systems, Inc., Wallingford, CT.|
Baker is the newly appointed Vice President for Business Development at VBrick Systems, Inc. Baker will create, develop and manage expansion and business relationships in the Education and Healthcare (Telemedicine) Markets in North America.
Prior to joining VBrick Systems, Inc., he served as Worldwide Vice President of Vertical Markets for Polycom Inc, for sales and marketing into Education, Healthcare and State and Local Governments.
He has been Director of International Sales and National Sales Manager at ParkerVision, manufacturer of the CameraMan tracking systems for Distance Learning Classrooms.
Mr. Baker was National Manager for Education Markets and New Technologies at Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems Company. While at Panasonic he headed sales efforts into the Education markets while introducing new products in laser disc technologies and teleconferencing.
Baker also worked for Sony Corporation of America as a Government Marketing Manager for the Southeast Region. While at Panasonic and Sony, he was recognized for Sales and Leadership achievements.
He has been a Producer/Director of "live" sports programs and “live” Concerts as well as a General Manager of a Television Production company in Atlanta.
Mr. Baker is Chairman Emeritus with Portfolio of the United States Distance Learning Association and has volunteered his time in that organization for the past 12 years. He has served as President and Chairman of the Board of U.S.D.L.A. and has played an integral part in the success of the organization.
Mr. Baker is Chairman of the Board of the International Internet Learning Association, a member of the Board of Industry Advisors for the American Telemedicine Association, a member of the Congressional Internet Caucus, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, the Instructional Technology Council, the Association of Colleges and University Telecommunications Administrators, the National Association of State Technical Directors and the International Television Association. He has volunteered eight years in youth football and softball programs and served as President of the Pop Warner program in Marietta, Georgia. He has been honored as an Outstanding Young Man in America, he is a recipient of the Freedom's Foundation award for Directing/Producing the United States Army's Bi-Centennial Salute to America, and is a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award for a Television Production produced by the Southern Center for International Studies.
Mr. Baker has been inducted into the Teleconferencing Hall of Fame and the United States Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame. He is listed in the Who’s Who of Distance Learning and Business. He is an International Fellow (International Fellow of the Year – 2000) at the Center for Information and Communications Sciences at Ball State University and a member of the Board of Directors at the Institute for Telecommunications at Oklahoma State University. Mr Baker is also an advisor to the President of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.