Ms. Jacqueline S. Beauchamp is the co-founder, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Nerjyzed (pronounced Energized) Entertainment, Inc, a privately held African-American owned interactive digital media development and publishing company headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With a development staff of over forty (40) full-time employees, Nerjyzed develops and publishes high quality video games and films that reflect the urban market segment. Ms. Beauchamp has 20+ years of experience in the high-end technology and multimedia entertainment industry with an established and proven track record.
Before founding Nerjyzed, Ms. Beauchamp became the first African American female General Manager within Motorola where she led the Multimedia Systems Division. Led by Ms. Beauchamp, this global organization developed silicon for the DVD and high-end Audio products, as well as the organization developed digital set-box and video games. As an engineering technologist at IBM, where she holds a “High Density Memory Module” United States Patent, Ms. Beauchamp accrued 10 years of extensive expertise in the areas of product design and development, as well as advanced technology development.
Ms. Beauchamp is also a noted speaker on digital entertainment technology and it’s impact on the entertainment industry. Most recently, she presented: “The New Yellow Brick Road: Where Entertainment Meets Technology” at the Global Film Conference sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America. She is also recognized in the video gaming industry as being a pioneer in the forefront of black-owned studios and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Jet Magazine, Black Enterprise, and was a 2007 Black Enterprise Innovator of the Year finalist.
Most recently Ms. Beauchamp was voted as the 2009 Influential Business Woman of the year by the Baton Rouge Business Report.
Ms. Beauchamp’s board affiliations and memberships include:
*Board Member, State of Louisiana Workforce Investment Council, Vice-Chairman Governor Appointed)
*Board Member, State of Louisiana Innovation Council (Governor Appointed)
*Board Member, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
*Board Member, Southern University System Foundation
*Advisory Board Member, Baton Rouge Film Commission
*Former Board Member, LSU System Research & Technology Foundation
*Former Board Member, Louisiana Partnership for Technology & Innovation
*Active Member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Ms. Beauchamp received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics from Southern University with Cum Laude honors and this great institution is where her 20-year old daughter Corbin is currently completing her junior year majoring in Business with a minor in Mass Communications.
How well is the state’s public school system really performing?
One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.
The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee
LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.
“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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