Thel Rountree


Director of Distance Education and Media

Thel Rountree is a results-driven passionate media and training professional. He brings URLI over 20 years experience dedicated to the successful management, design, development and delivery of comprehensive media communication strategies for corporate marketing initiatives, and implementation of a variety of innovative technological solutions for instruction and e–learning.

Thel served Hughes Aircraft, as Sr. Multimedia Producer/Director 1989-1994, producing marketing and training programs for such clients as the US Navy and digital and distance learning training programs for the government of Saudi Arabia.

He later became Manager of Multimedia Services for Toshiba America Medical Systems from 1995-2005 giving leadership to a  a major Fortune 500 corporate training environment managing instructional design and MARCOM assignments across multiple teams and divisions.

More recently Mr. Rountree gave leadership to, a premiere online training provider featuring video based e-learning courses serving hundreds of thousands of students and founded HowAudio, and also gave leadership to e-based education and learning for such companies as and BigBuzz Network. Thel is currently the Director of Online Learning for Development Associates International an multi-national NGO providing leadership development and training.