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Li Wang, M.B.A.

President, Business Development

Li Wang is President of Business Development at the International Language School of Columbus. She has more than 17 years of experience that span careers such as teaching English, teaching Chinese, Marketing, Business Analysis, Business Process Development and Project Manager.


Li was very passionate about Education at a young age. After receiving a Specialized Teaching Diploma in General Education, she became an English teacher in China and she taught for three years. Li then decided to continue her education in English, during which time she acquired an Associate’s degree in English Education, a Bachelor’s degree in English education and a Master’s degree in English Literature.


After receiving these education degrees, Li took a job as an E-Commerce Business Manager in China before moving to London, England to attend London South Bank University where she received a Master’s of Business Administration degree. While pursuing an MBA, Li also received a certification in Applied Computer Science from London Center College.


Li later moved to Caldwell, New Jersey, USA and ultimately to Columbus, Georgia. Li continues to develop skills in Marketing, Business Analysis, Business Process Development, and Project Management. This has paid dividends for Li, but she never gave up her passion for educating young minds.


This continued passion led Li to start her own business with two primary purposes in mind. One purpose is to facilitate the enrollment, education, and cultural experience for Chinese students who attend U.S school and college. The second purpose is to teach Chinese language and culture to the local area.


EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Certification - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (Chinese Mandarin), 2011 M.B.A. 2006
Certification – Applied Computer Science, 2006
M.A. (English Literature), 2003
B.A, (English Education), 2002
Diploma – Specialized Teaching in General Education, 1995
Member of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL)
Member of Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS)
Member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
Member of Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA)
Member of Project Management Institute

Member of PMI Columbus GA Chapter


Anthony Pruitt
President, Business Operations
Anthony Pruitt is President of Business Operations at the International Language School of Columbus. He has more than 23 years of experience that span careers such as Accounting, Information Technology, Real Estate Investing, and various levels of Leadership.


After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Albany State University, Anthony began his professional career at the City of Camilla in Camilla, Georgia, where he was responsible for all Accounts Payable for the City. After one year of working for the City, he moved to Columbus, Georgia to take a new job in Information Technology at Total System Services “TSYS”. After joining TSYS, Anthony also attended Columbus State University, where he acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Computer Science.


During his first 2.5 years at TSYS, Anthony held several computer programmer roles then later moved to Atlanta to take a computer programmer role with Wachovia Bank. After working at Wachovia Bank for a short while, he was contacted by TSYS and asked to rejoin the company in Atlanta, Georgia.


After returning to TSYS in Atlanta, Anthony took on a senior programmer role and continued in this role until moving into a leadership role. Since moving into Leadership, Anthony has held several roles, from Manager to Associate Director to Director to Senior Director all by way of promotion. He has continued growing and enhancing his
leadership skills over the last 17 years. Anthony also started investing in real estate and invested in several properties while in Atlanta. Although this was a side job, it allowed Anthony to learn a lot about economics, investing, and finance.


After 9 years at TSYS – Atlanta, Anthony moved back to TSYS – Columbus to take on a Director position and lead a different team of people. Anthony is now part of the senior leadership team at TSYS and holds a Senior Technical Consultant title. While holding this position, he continues to sharpen his skills in leadership and project management.


Anthony partnered the start-up of International Language School of Columbus. His leadership experience and business background make him a great fit for this business.


EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
B.S., (Computer Science), Albany State University, 1993
B.S., (Applied Computer Science), Columbus State University, 2004
Member of Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS)
Member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA)