Jan. 6, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Paul Maranville named President and Chairman of the Board of Genesys Works Chicago
Chicago – Genesys Works Chicago has named Paul Maranville, previously Genesys Works Chicago’s secretary, as President and Chairman of the Board, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Maranville’s term as President and Chairman will be one calendar year.
With a mission of “bringing young people into the economic mainstream,” Genesys Works places Chicago’s inner-city high-school students in paid internship programs after eight intensive weeks of professional skills and technical training. While the internships are underway, the organization continues to work with the students in evening sessions throughout the year to provide guidance regarding financial aid and college admissions.
“Genesys Works gives students an opportunity to build skills and confidence,” Maranville said. “It’s not easy. Our interns have to sacrifice their entire summer receiving unpaid training. But once they begin working, the students start to see the value they bring to our client-partners.” Genesys Works trains its interns to provide general IT services, level-one help-desk support, general bookkeeping, and research in corporate environments.
“You can see their confidence grow as the year proceeds,” Maranville added. “With this new perspective, the interns realize that the investment in college makes sense. They understand that they belong in a professional career. I look forward to serving as Chairman for an organization that fosters that discovery.”
Maranville is a partner at Lantern Partners, a Chicago-based retained senior executive recruiting firm, where he recruits senior leadership for professional services companies and private equity-owned organizations. During his two years as secretary for Genesys Works Chicago, Maranville utilized his experience and expertise at Lantern Partners to help recruit current board leaders and has also worked with the organization’s client development group to activate new student internships.