NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Universal Gamers Amateur Association (UGAA) is a leader in innovative online education curriculum. The Company combines STEM education with an esports gaming component to fulfill a demand for unique, high-quality after school programs.

Shaun B. Higgins has more than 30 years’ business experience serving for years as a senior executive with Coca Cola

Throughout his career, Higgins has held a number of senior level positions including President and Chief Operating Officer of Coca Cola Canada, Chief Strategist and Planning Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Coca Cola Enterprises.

He brings that expertise and experience to the board of Universal Gamers Amateur Association

“To have Shaun join our company and bring his business, financial and management expertise will be invaluable,” says Patrick Kenny, Chief Executive Officer of UGAA. “Shaun’s contributions to his many business ventures and board roles have always been outsized. To have him assisting will only add to the Company’s ongoing success.”

“I’m excited to be a part of what UGAA is doing,” says Higgins. “As a business they are meeting the needs of students and schools across the country, I’m happy to play a role in that.”

Also joining UGAA as CFO is Gerard F. Agoglia. Gerry has recently been managing director and founder of Agoglia, LLC, a financial management consulting practice that assists clients in securing capital financing. Gerard has recently arranged a $20 million EXIM bank loan with J. P. Morgan Chase for a client that exports medical devices into Canada, a domestic $5.0 million Small Business Loan with Lincoln Savings Bank and Payroll Protection Loans for his clients.

“I am excited to join UGAA, seeing firsthand the momentum the business model has right from the start,” says Agoglia. “The willingness of school systems to avail their students of such a worthy program should continue to scale the business profitably and quickly.”

The online education business, founded by Patrick Kenny, Dejan Matic, Brian Kenny and NBA Hall of Fame members Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond, has built a unique business and educational model within its Learning Management System. The organization is actively partnering with school systems, leaders in STEM education, and Fortune 500 corporations across the country to offer esports gaming with an educational after-school curriculum with a focus on underserved communities

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