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Adtalem Global Education Inc (ATGE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lisa Wardell

49 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Patrick Unzicker

47 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

James Bartholomew

51 2017 President - DeVry University

Karen Cox

58 2018 President - Chamberlain University

Carlos Filgueiras

44 2018 Group President - Technology and Business

Susan Groenwald

69 2018 President Emeritus - Chamberlain University

Kathy Holland

51 2018 Group President - Medical and Healthcare

Donna Loraine

65 2016 President - Carrington College

Mehul Patel

44 2017 Group President - Professional Education

Stephen Beard

47 2019 Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel

Christopher Nash

51 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Fernando Lau

42 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Donna Jennings

56 2008 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Lisa Sodeika

54 2018 Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations

Kathleen Carroll

59 2016 Vice President, Controller

Ronald Taylor

74 2006 Director

Steven Altschuler

64 2018 Independent Director

William Burke

59 2017 Independent Director

Ann Hart

69 2016 Independent Director

Donna Hrinak

67 2018 Independent Director

Georgette Kiser

50 2018 Independent Director

Lyle Logan

59 2007 Independent Director

Michael Malafronte

44 2016 Independent Director

James White

58 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lisa Wardell

Ms. Lisa W. Wardell is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of DeVry Education Group Inc., (Formely DeVry Inc.). She has been a director of Adtalem since November 2008 and was appointed as the President and CEO of Adtalem on May 24, 2016. Ms. Wardell was previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The RLJ Companies (“RLJ”), a diversified holding company with portfolio companies in the financial services, asset management, real estate, hospitality, media and entertainment, and gaming industries since 2004. In her role at RLJ, Ms. Wardell closed $40 million in automotive dealership acquisitions and served as the Executive Vice President of RML Automotive, the 19th largest automotive dealership group in the U.S., and served on the Board of Naylor, Inc., an RLJ Equity Partners’ portfolio company. In addition, Ms. Wardell served as the primary RLJ fundraiser for a $610 million money management fund and managed a hotel development project in West Africa. In 2010, Ms. Wardell served as the Chief Financial Officer of a special purpose acquisition company that formed RLJ Entertainment, Inc., where she subsequently served as a director. Prior to joining RLJ, Ms. Wardell was a Principal at Katalyst Venture Partners, a private equity firm that invested in start-up technology companies in the media and communications industries from 1999 to 2003. From 1998 to 1999, Ms. Wardell worked as a senior consultant for Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. From 1994 to 1996, Ms. Wardell was an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission where she worked in the commercial wireless division. Ms. Wardell received her undergraduate degree in political science and African studies from Vassar College, her J.D. degree from Stanford University, and her master’s degree in finance and entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Patrick Unzicker

Mr. Patrick J. (Pat) Unzicker is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of DeVry Education Group Inc., (Formely DeVry Inc.). He joined Adtalem in March 2006 as its Controller. In March 2012, Mr. Unzicker was appointed Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer and in March 2015, Mr. Unzicker assumed the Treasurer role. In June 2016, Mr. Unzicker was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and maintains the Treasurer role. Prior to joining Adtalem, Mr. Unzicker was Vice President — Controller at Whitehall Jewelers, Inc., a mall-based retail jeweler, from July 2003 to March 2006.

James Bartholomew

Mr. James Bartholomew is President - DeVry University of the company. He joined Adtalem in January 2014 as Chief Operating Officer at DeVry University. In September 2017, Mr. Bartholomew was promoted to President, DeVry University. Prior to joining Adtalem, Mr. Bartholomew was President at Le Cordon Bleu for 2013 and served in a variety of leadership roles at Universal Technical Institute from 2010 through 2012.

Karen Cox

Dr. Karen Cox Ph.D., is President - Chamberlain University of the Company. She joined Adtalem in August 2018 as President of Chamberlain University. Prior to joining Adtalem, Dr. Cox served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Mercy – Kansas City, an independent, academic medical center in Missouri, from 2006 through August 2018. Prior to that role, Dr. Cox was Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer from 2004 through 2006.

Carlos Filgueiras

Mr. Carlos Alberto Guerra Filgueiras is Group President - Technology and Business of Devry Education Group Inc. He joined Adtalem in 2009, as President of Adtalem Brazil, upon the acquisition of Fanor, where he had been a partner and President since 2004. In June 2016, Mr. Filgueiras was promoted to President, Technology and Business to oversee this vertical internationally, in addition to Adtalem Brazil.

Susan Groenwald

Ms. Susan L. Groenwald is President Emeritus - Chamberlain University of the Company. She joined Adtalem in January 2006 as President of Chamberlain College of Nursing. Prior to joining Adtalem, Dr. Groenwald served as the director of operations for Focused Health Solutions, Inc., a disease management services firm for large self-insured employers. Dr. Groenwald retired as President of Chamberlain University in July 2018.

Kathy Holland

Ms. Kathy Boden Holland is re designated as Group President of Medical and Healthcare of the company. She joined Adtalem in May 2018 as Group President, Medical and Healthcare. Previously, Ms. Boden Holland served on the Adtalem Board of Directors since January 2017. Prior to joining Adtalem, Ms. Boden Holland was Executive Vice President, Bank Products and in other executive leadership roles at Elevate Credit from 2014 through 2018. Previously, Ms. Boden Holland was Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Think Finance Incorporated from 2012 to 2014 and President of RLJ Financial LLC from 2010 to 2012.

Donna Loraine

Ms. Donna M. Loraine is President - Carrington College of DeVry Education Group Inc., (Formely DeVry Inc.). She joined Adtalem in 1993. Dr. Loraine held positions of increasing responsibility at DeVry University. Since 2007, Dr. Loraine served as Chief Academic Officer at DeVry University. In May 2016, Dr. Loraine was appointed President of Carrington College.

Mehul Patel

Mr. Mehul R. Patel is Group President - Professional Education of the Company. He joined Adtalem in September 2017. Prior to joining Adtalem, Mr. Patel was President of Apollo Global (a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group) where he also held other executive leadership roles from 2009 through 2017. Previously, Mr. Patel held a variety of leadership roles at Kaplan Professional (a division of Kaplan Inc.) from 2005 through 2009.

Stephen Beard

Mr. Stephen W. Beard is Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel of the company. He was Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Most recently, Beard was executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., a global executive search and leadership consulting firm operating in 25 countries worldwide. At Heidrick & Struggles, Beard was responsible for oversight of the firm's legal and regulatory matters globally, as well as for managing the company's global strategy and corporate development functions. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Beard was in private practice with Schiff Hardin, LLP. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Frank Sullivan, Jr. (ret), associate justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. Beard holds a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He is a member and past chair of the City of Chicago Board of Ethics, a board member of A Better Chicago, and a Chicago United, 2013 Business Leader of Color Award recipient.

Christopher Nash

Mr. Christopher C. (Chris) Nash is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of DeVry Education Group Inc., (Formely DeVry Inc.). He joined Adtalem in 2010 as Chief Technology Officer and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer in 2013. Prior to joining Adtalem, Mr. Nash was Chief Technology Officer at Millward Brown Group, a global market research organization and division of Kantar Group. Previously, Mr. Nash held technical leadership roles at Kraft Foods, Inc., Greenbrier & Russel, and Rand McNally.

Fernando Lau

Mr. Fernando Lau is Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. He joined Adtalem in January 2010 as Vice President of Marketing and Admissions at Adtalem Brazil. In October 2016, Mr. Lau was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Adtalem, Mr. Lau led the Trade Marketing departments of Motorola and Nokia in Brazil from 2007 to 2009.

Donna Jennings

Ms. Donna N. Jennings is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of DeVry Education Group Inc., (Formely DeVry Inc.). She joined Adtalem in October 2006 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to joining Adtalem, Ms. Jennings was Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, of Velsicol Chemical Corporation, a global chemical products manufacturer, from 1994 to 2006.

Lisa Sodeika

Ms. Lisa M. Sodeika is Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations of DeVry Education Group Inc. She joined Adtalem in March 2015 as Senior Vice President, External Relations and Regulatory Affairs (now, Corporate Relations). Prior to joining Adtalem, Ms. Sodeika served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at HSBC North America Holdings, Inc. from 2003 to 2014.

Kathleen Carroll

Ms. Kathleen Carroll is Vice President, Controller of Devry Education Group Inc. She joined Adtalem in 2014 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President, Controller in July, 2016. Prior to joining Adtalem, Ms. Carroll served in a number of finance leadership roles for PepsiCo Beverages and Foods (formerly The Quaker Oats Company), most recently as Vice President, Finance for PepsiCo’s U.S. Foods division.

Ronald Taylor

Mr. Ronald L. Taylor is Director of DeVry Education Group Inc., (Formely DeVry Inc.). Mr. Taylor has been a director of Adtalem since November 1987. In July 2004 he became Adtalem’s Chief Executive Officer and served in that capacity until November 2006. He has served as a Senior Advisor to Adtalem since November 2006. From August 1987 until his November 2002 appointment as Co-Chief Executive Officer, he was President and Chief Operating Officer. In 1973 Mr. Taylor co-founded Keller Graduate School of Management and was its President and Chief Operating Officer from 1981 to 1987 and its Chief Operating Officer from 1973 until 1981. For over thirty-five years, Mr. Taylor served as a consultant /evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission. Mr. Taylor is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Higher Learning Commission. Mr. Taylor received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in government and international relations from Harvard University, and his master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University. Mr. Taylor currently serves as a director of Fusion Education Group.

Steven Altschuler

Dr. Steven M. Altschuler M.D., is Independent Director of the company since May 2018. Dr. Altschuler currently serves as Managing Director-Healthcare Ventures at Ziff Capital Partners. Dr. Altschuler is the former Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Miami and Chief Executive Officer of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System. At the University of Miami he led the transformation of the UHealth clinical delivery system into a CMS, Perspective Payment System (“PPS”) exempt unified academic medical center under a single state license. He also led the transformation of the academic enterprise to create new patient oriented Translational Institutes and a new research model based around Core Science Institutes. Previously, Dr. Altschuler served as CEO for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (“CHOP”) from 2000 to 2015. He led CHOP’s transformation from a traditional academic medical center and specialty hospital to a world leader in pediatric health care, research, education and advocacy for children. Under his leadership, CHOP experienced the largest growth since its founding in 1855, building a care network that provides primary, specialty and urgent care at more than 50 locations in the greater Philadelphia area. He retired from CHOP in 2015 and currently serves as Board Chair of Spark Therapeutics, a leading gene therapy company created to develop and commercialize the preclinical and clinical programs advanced at CHOP and other institutions. He is currently a director on the Board of Weight Watchers International, Inc., where he sits on the audit committee and the compensation and benefits committee. He is also on the Board of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. and is on the audit and compliance committee and the compensation committee. Dr. Altschuler completed a pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and nutrition at CHOP.

William Burke

Mr. William W. Burke is Independent Director of the company since January 2017. Since November 2015, Mr. Burke has served as President of Austin Highlands Advisors, LLC, a provider of corporate advisory services. He served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of IDEV Technologies, a peripheral vascular devices company, from November 2009 until the company was acquired by Abbott Laboratories in August 2013. From August 2004 to December 2007, he served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of ReAble Therapeutics, a diversified orthopedic device company which was sold to The Blackstone Group in a going private transaction in 2006 and subsequently merged with DJO Incorporated in November 2007. Mr. Burke remained with ReAble until June 2008. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Cholestech Corporation, a medical diagnostic products company. Mr. Burke has served on the Board of numerous public and private company boards and currently serves on the Board of Invuity, Inc., Tactile Systems Technology, Inc., and Myocardial Solutions, Inc. He previously served on the Board of LDR Holding Corporation (acquired by Zimmer Biomet in July 2016) and Medical Action Industries (acquired by Owens & Minor in October 2014). Mr. Burke received his BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ann Hart

Dr. Ann Weaver Hart Ph.D., is independent Director of the Company since February 2016. Dr. Hart served as President of the University of Arizona from July 2012 until her retirement from higher education administration in June 2017. Dr. Hart continues to teach as professor of educational policy studies & practice in the College of Education, a post she also held during her presidency at the University of Arizona. During her tenure as President at the University of Arizona, Dr. Hart successfully led efforts to create and implement a fully integrated strategic academic and business plan to sustain the University of Arizona’s world-class education, research, and impact. Prior to her service at the University of Arizona, Dr. Hart was President of Temple University from July 2006 to July 2012, President of the University of New Hampshire from 2002 to 2006 and provost and vice president for academic affairs at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California from 1998 to 2002. Prior to her university-wide service, Dr. Hart served as professor of educational leadership, dean of the Graduate School and special assistant to the president at the University of Utah. In addition to her role at the University of Arizona, Dr. Hart is a member of the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Board of Advisors, and she is an advisor for the Lincoln Project: Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hart has received numerous professional and community service awards for her work, including the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities; the Girl Scouts of the USA Take the Lead Award; the Jack Culbertson Award in Educational Administration from the University Council for Educational Administration; and the PoWer Award from the Professional Women’s Roundtable.

Donna Hrinak

Ms. Donna J. Hrinak is Independent Director of the Company since October 2018. Ms. Hrinak currently serves as Corporate Vice President of The Boeing Company and President of Boeing Latin America. As President of Boeing Latin America, Ms. Hrinak opened Boeing’s first three offices in the region and oversees all aspects of operations, from commercial and defense product sales to research and technology. Her achievements include directing the campaign which led to Boeing’s first sale to the Brazilian Air Force in over 80 years. Ms. Hrinak came to The Boeing Company from the food and beverage industry. She worked as Vice President for Public Policy at PepsiCo, where she designed and led a strategy to confront an increasingly complicated global regulatory environment, while preserving the company’s competitive advantage in health and wellness. At Kraft Foods, she managed the Latin American and European Corporate Affairs teams, overseeing government relations and public affairs, corporate social responsibility, and communications and issues management, including all internal and external initiatives for a major business reorganization, One Europe for Growth. Ms. Hrinak has also advised senior executives on operating in complex global markets. As Senior Counselor for Trade and Competition at the law firm of Steel Hector & Davis, she designed and implemented international business strategies in sectors such as energy, media, insurance and telecommunications, developing opportunities and evaluating political and economic risks. At the strategic advisory firm of Kissinger McLarty Associates, she guided clients in international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures. She has also championed links between trade and competition issues and shaped government decisions for clients in the United States and around the world.

Georgette Kiser

Ms. Georgette D. Kiser is Independent Director of the company since May 2018. She is currently the Managing Director and Chief Information Officer of The Carlyle Group. Prior to her role at The Carlyle Group, she was in various executive roles at T. Rowe Price from 1996 to 2015, including Vice President and Head of Enterprise Solutions and Capabilities. She was a Senior Systems Analyst at United States Fidelity and Growth (USF&G) Insurance Information Systems from 1995 to 1996. She was a consultant and Software Engineer at Martin Marietta Management Data Systems from 1993 to 1995, and a Software Design Engineer in the Aerospace Division of the General Electric Company from 1989 to 1993. She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a concentration in computer science from the University of Maryland, a M.S. in mathematics from Villanova University, and an MBA from the University of Baltimore.

Lyle Logan

Mr. Lyle Logan is Independent Director of the Company since November 2007. Mr. Logan has been Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Global Financial Institutions Group of The Northern Trust Company since 2009. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Head of Chicago Private Banking within the Personal Financial Services business unit of Northern Trust from 2000 to 2005. Prior to 2000, he was Senior Vice President in the Private Bank and Domestic Portfolio Management Group at Bank of America. Mr. Logan received his undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from Florida A&M University and his master’s degree in finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Mr. Logan currently serves as a director of Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.

Michael Malafronte

Mr. Michael W. Malafronte is Independent Director of the company since June 2016. Mr. Malafronte is a founding partner of International Value Advisers, LLC (“IVA”) and serves as managing partner. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of IVA, including company strategy and managing resources. Most recently, Mr. Malafronte was a senior vice president at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC where he worked for two years as a senior analyst for the First Eagle Funds, owned by Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC. There he worked under Charles de Vaulx and Jean-Marie Eveillard within the Global Value Group for the value funds, including the First Eagle Overseas, Global, U.S. Value Funds as well as the offshore funds, inclusive of the Sofire Fund Ltd. Similarly, he was responsible for covering the oil and gas, media, real estate, financial services and retail industries on a global basis, as well as companies within the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. Moreover, Mr. Malafronte was responsible for covering the larger names within the portfolio such as Pargesa Holdings, ConocoPhillips, Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras), SK Corp., News Corp., Dow Jones and Comcast. Prior to the First Eagle Funds, Mr. Malafronte worked for nine years as a portfolio manager at Oppenheimer & Close, a dually-registered broker dealer and investment adviser; an adviser on three domestic hedge funds, one offshore partnership and a registered investment adviser and broker dealer. While at Oppenheimer & Close, Mr. Malafronte assisted in the launch of a domestic hedge fund in 1996 and an offshore partnership in 1998. Mr. Malafronte was responsible for all facets of portfolio management for the investment partnerships, including idea generation, in-depth research and stock selection. In addition to that, he was also responsible for hiring and training both operations staff and research analysts.

James White

Mr. James D. White is Independent Director of the Company since June 2015. In 2016, he retired from his role as Board Chair, President and CEO of Jamba, Inc., where he successfully led the company turnaround and the transformation of Jamba Juice from a made-to-order smoothie shop to a healthy active lifestyle brand with over 850 retail locations globally. Mr. White served as Board Chair of Jamba, Inc. from December 2008 until January 2016. Prior to Jamba, Inc. Mr. White served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Brands at Safeway, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Prior to Safeway, Mr. White served as Senior Vice President of Business Development, North America at the Gillette Company from 2002 to 2005. He also served in executive positions at Nestle Purina from 1987 to 2005, including Vice President, Customer Interface Group from 1999 to 2002. Mr. White began his career at the Coca-Cola Company. He was a Director of Daymon Worldwide, Inc. from February 2010 until March 2017 and was appointed as Board Chair in 2016. He served on the Board of Panera Bread from January 2016 until July 2017 and is currently serving on the Board of Jamba LLC since December 2017. Mr. White also served on the Board of CallidusCloud from 2016 to 2018, and on the Board of Hillshire Brands Company and Keane Inc. Mr. White received his MBA from Fontbonne University and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia and is currently a 2018 Fellow in Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute.