TAMPA, FL – AMIkids, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike Thornton has been promoted to Vice President of Support Services at the AMIkids national headquarters in Tampa, FL. Mr. Thornton has been with the organization for 24 years, served as an Executive Director at multiple programs in 3 states, a Regional Director, and the Director of Human Resources before accepting the Vice President of Support Services position.
"Mike has shown tremendous dedication to our kids epitomizing our core value of putting kids first," said O.B. Stander, President and CEO of AMIkids."His wide range of leadership skills will continue to be a tremendous asset to the success and growth of our organization and the positive impact we are able to make on our kids, transforming their troubled pasts into bright futures."
"I am extremely excited to continue to help AMIkids impact the lives of troubled youth and provide them the opportunities that many of us take for granted," said Thornton. "AMIkids is a fantastic organization and I am dedicated to ensuring that we provide the best possible services to our youth."
Mr. Thornton graduated with a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University and has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Tennessee Technological University. He is also a member of Leadership Florida Class 33.
Mr. Thornton took over the position on October 3, 2014, replacing Judy Estren, Esq., who resigned after nearly ten years to open her own compliance and contract consulting business.