Shirley Singleton Elected to Board of The Commonwealth Institute

Nonprofit focused on women’s entrepreneurship and business growth expands leadership​

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – August 26, 2010 – The Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit  organization that helps women CEOs, corporate executive and nonprofit executive directors build successful companies and organizations today announces the election of Shirley Singleton of Edgewater Technology, to serve for a term of two years. With the addition of Singleton, the board is now comprised of twenty-five directors.

According to Pamela D.A. Reeve, Chair of The Board, “We are excited to welcome Shirley, a TCI member since 1997, to our growing group of dynamic Board members.  Shirley is the fifth new Board member elected this summer which shows a commitment to expand our leadership to include the top women business leaders in the greater Boston area.”

Shirley Singleton is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater Technology, which she co-founded in 1992. Her working life began as a high school teacher and coach. When she abruptly lost her job due to budget cuts, Shirley successfully transitioned to a new career – computer programming. Ten years later, Shirley co-founded Edgewater Technology. Since its inception, Edgewater has grown from a privately-held, five-person shop into a multi-million dollar, publicly-traded technology management consulting firm with consultants working across the globe.  During her tenure, Shirley has been presented with numerous awards and recognitions. Most recently, she was voted on to the Commonwealth Institute board of directors. Other acknowledgements include: an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Endicott College; recognition as one of the Top 100 Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts for five consecutive years; and, naming to the list of Top 100 Powerful Women in the Boston area by Boston Magazine. Shirley serves on the Foundation Board for Bunker Hill Community College; Advisory Board for The Boston Club; and the Dean's Advisory Council for Bentley College. In addition, she is a member of the Town of Essex Conservation Commission. Shirley is a graduate of Northeastern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education.

About The Commonwealth Institute

The Commonwealth Institute is one of the leading women’s organizations in Boston and we focus on supporting the successful CEOs, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives who significantly impact the greater Boston business community.  For the past 13 years, our mission has been to help these women leaders build successful businesses and careers, and we do so through our CEO Forums, educational programming, and networking opportunities.  We are renowned for dynamic Signature Events with nationally-recognized leaders and our annual Top 100 Woman-Led Businesses survey, all of which provide substantial networking and learning to our members and beyond.

About Edgewater

Edgewater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGW, http://www.edgewater.com/) is a consulting firm that brings a synergistic blend of specialty services to its clients in the areas of business advisory, analytics, data management and technology. We develop business strategies and technology solutions that address our clients’ specific needs while providing them with an increased competitive advantage. Headquartered in Wakefield, MA, we typically go to market both vertically by industry and horizontally by product and technology specialty and provide our clients with a wide range of business and technology offerings.  To learn more, visit http://www.edgewater.com/ or call 800-410-4014.​