Randy

Randy Wilhelm | CEO & Co-Founder

“I passionately believe that students must be the ultimate and natural focus of education and learning.”

Randy Wilhelm is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Knovation, an organization that has pioneered the curation, contextualization, alignment and maintenance of Open Educational Resources (OER) for K-12 learning since 1999. While Knovation may be best known by its applications netTrekker and icurio, their unique, tested approach to curating content is the hallmark of their success, and the very thing that has driven their applications’ accolades.

As an evangelist for honoring the curiosity in every child, Wilhelm has served on many education and youth related not-for-profit boards including the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the Executive Advisory Board for Xavier University, Williams College of Business (Entrepreneurship & Management), and Teen Challenge Cincinnati. He is often a featured speaker, and presented a TEDx talk in 2012. Wilhelm lives in West Chester, Ohio, where he and his wife raised five children.

Honors and Recognitions

Wilhelm exemplifies his commitment to the community by serving on several education and youth related not-for-profit and for-profit boards and committees including:

  • Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
  • Executive Board of the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)
  • Executive Board member for The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)
  • Executive Advisory Board for Xavier University, Williams College of Business (Entrepreneurship & Management), and Teen Challenge Cincinnati.

He has also served on the Board for American Heritage Girls (Scouting organization), the Join Together Project for Deaf Education and the HELP Team (Hurricane Education Leadership Program), and Fernside, a center for grieving children.

In 2009, Wilhelm received the Larry Albice Award for entrepreneurship and community involvement from the Hamilton County Development Company (Cincinnati, OH).

Education

Wilhelm earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from DePauw University.