HERNDON, Va., Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN), a technology-based education company and leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, announced two new additions to its executive management team. Tim McEwen will serve as K12's new Executive Vice President, Curriculum, Product and Market Development. Chuck Sullivan is the new Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing & Enrollment Officer. In Mr. McEwen's new role he will provide strategic direction and oversight on K12's product and curriculum development and institutional business operations. He will also advise on the development of new learning programs to improve student outcomes, including adaptive learning models, data-driven instruction, and new tools, assessments, and content. Mr. McEwen has served in multiple leadership roles within the education sector. Most recently, he was the CEO of Archipelago Learning, a company recently acquired by Plato Learning that provides online curriculum and assessment programs to teachers and students. Under Mr. McEwen's leadership, Archipelago grew to become a leading online education provider with programs used by over 40,000 schools and 14.4 million students. Previously, he was the CEO of Harcourt Achieve, a supplemental group which included Rigby, Saxon and Steck-Vaughn imprints. He also served in various roles within Thomson Learning, a leading publisher of postsecondary education products. Mr. McEwen began his career as an elementary school educator in Georgia. Chuck Sullivan oversees the company's integrated marketing strategy & demand generation, business line and field marketing, student enrollment, product management and market research teams. Mr. Sullivan brings broad-based marketing leadership and extensive digital and consumer experience to K12. Most recently, he was the Founder and Principal at CCS Advisory Services LLC. Prior to CCS Advisory Services, he was Senior Vice President, Global Online Services at Hilton Worldwide. Previously, he held executive roles at Chrysler Group LLC and Ford Motor Company, as well as Organic Inc., a digital agency owned by Omnicom. His early career was with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture Consulting) and Caterpillar, Inc.