Committee for Children Names Alex Cury as Director of International Business

Former International Business Developer for PolyChem joins Seattle nonprofit

SEATTLE, May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Committee for Children announced today that Alex Cury, who recently directed international business development and operations for such corporations as Polychem and RealNetworks, is joining their staff in the role of Director of International Business.

"Because we will be putting more resources and focus on the international expansion of our mission, it's time to bring on a top leader to help us plan and execute a larger global strategy," says Joan Cole Duffell, Committee for Children's Executive Director. "The considerable skills Alex Cury has amassed during his impressive career in international business, coupled with his strong belief in the organization's mission, make him the ideal choice."

Committee for Children is a 35-year-old Seattle-based nonprofit that develops award-winning, research-based social-emotional learning curricula for children from preschool through eighth grade. Their Second Step program is taught in 26,000 schools across the US and in over 70 countries around the world.

Before his work at RealNetworks and PolyChem, Cury earned his BS from Uberlândia Federal University in Brazil and a BA in International Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Cury's MBA from Cleveland State University focused on global business strategy.

"Committee for Children is poised to make a huge impact in the social-emotional development of kids worldwide," says Cury. "I'm excited to build on their current success and bring these critically important life skills to children, families and educators across the globe."

About Committee for Children

Committee for Children is a 35-year-old nonprofit that develops award-winning, research-based educational tools to promote social-emotional learning and prevent bullying and sexual abuse. To learn more, go to

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