People: Capella Education Co (CPLA.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Kevin Gilligan

59 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Steven Polacek

54 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Scott Kinney

52 2012 President - Capella University

Gregory Thom

57 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

David Smith

68 Lead Independent Director

Stephen Shank

70 2010 Director

Michael Linton

57 2010 Independent Director

Michael Lomax

66 2010 Independent Director

Jody Miller

56 2003 Independent Director

Jeffrey Taylor

60 2002 Independent Director

Darrell Tukua

60 2004 Independent Director

Heide Erickson

Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

J. Kevin Gilligan

Mr. J. Kevin Gilligan is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Capella Education Co. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of United Subcontractors, Inc., a nationwide construction services company, from 2004 until February 2009. United Subcontractors voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 31, 2009 and emerged from the bankruptcy proceedings on June 30, 2009. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Gilligan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Automation and Control Solutions Group of Honeywell International, a diversified technology and manufacturing company. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Gilligan served as President of the Home and Building Control Division of Honeywell International. He also served as president of the Solutions and Services Division of Honeywell International from 1997 to 1999 and as Vice President and General Manager of the North American Region of the Home and Building Control Division from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Gilligan is a member of the board of directors for Graco Inc., a publicly held manufacturer and supplier of fluid handling equipment, and from September 2004 until February 2009 was a member of the board for ADC Telecommunications, Inc., a publicly held global supplier of network infrastructure. Mr. Gilligan earned a B.A. from Boston College.

Steven Polacek

Mr. Steven L. Polacek is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Capella Education Co. Prior to joining Capella, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Hutchinson Technology Incorporated from March 2010 until September 2010, a publicly traded global technology leader supplying critical components to the disk drive industry and new technologies to improve the quality of health care. Previously, Mr. Polacek was senior vice president, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer at Minneapolis-based Opus Corporation from 2005 to 2009; served as partner from 2002 to 2005 with Deloitte & Touche LLP; and began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP in 1982, became partner in 1993, and was the managing partner of the Minneapolis office from 1995 to 2002. Mr. Polacek previously served on the board of directors for C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., from 2007 through 2010. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

Scott Kinney

Mr. Scott Kinney is President - Capella University, the wholly owned subsidiary of Capella Education Co. Prior to joining Capella, he served as president of West Education Group at Thomson Reuters Corporation from 2010 until 2011. Previously, Mr. Kinney served as president of FindLaw at Thomson Reuters Corporation from 2004-2007. Prior to that, he was an executive vice president at CBS MarketWatch from 1999 until 2004 and worked at The Boston Consulting Group from 1989 until 1999. Mr. Kinney earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Gregory Thom

Mr. Gregory W. Thom is no longer Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Capella Education Co., effective January 2, 2015. He joined company in 2003 serving as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary since that time. In August 2010, he was promoted to Senior Vice President. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Thom served as senior vice president, Global Sales and Distribution at Datacard Group. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Thom served as vice president, Government Solutions at Datacard Group. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Thom served as vice president, general counsel and secretary at Datacard Group. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Thom was an attorney with Dorsey & Whitney LLP, a Minneapolis-based law firm. Mr. Thom earned a B.A. from Bethel College, an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.

David Smith

Mr. David W. Smith is Lead Independent Director of Capella Education Co. From 2000 to 2003, when he retired, Mr. Smith was the Chief Executive Officer of NCS Pearson, Inc. Mr. Smith was a member of the board of directors of Plato Learning, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed educational technology company, serving from 2004 until 2012. From 2004 to 2009, he served on the Board of Directors of Scientific Learning Corporation, a publicly traded company that provides education software. Mr. Smith earned a B.A. and an M.A. from Southern Illinois University, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa.

Stephen Shank

Mr. Stephen G. Shank is Director of Capella Education Co. Mr. Shank served as a director of Capella University from 2006 to 2009 and from 1993 to 2003. Mr. Shank served as emeritus director of Capella University from 2003 to 2006. From 1979 to 1991, Mr. Shank was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tonka Corporation, an NYSE-listed manufacturer of toys and games. Mr. Shank is a member of the Board of Directors of Tennant Company, an NYSE-listed manufacturer of cleaning solutions. Mr. Shank earned a B.A. from the University of Iowa, an M.A. from the Fletcher School, a joint program of Tufts and Harvard Universities, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Michael Linton

Mr. Michael A. Linton is an Independent Director of Capella Education Co. He is the enterprise chief marketing officer for Farmers Group, Inc., the third personal lines insurance group in the U.S., a position he has held since October 2011. Mr. Linton served as the executive vice president, marketing for FMN Technologies, an early stage technology advertising start-up in Silicon Valley, from September 2010 to September 2011. From March 2009 to September 2010, Mr. Linton was a consultant, advisor and columnist for Forbes.com, an online business periodical. From December 2006 to March 2009, he served as senior vice president, chief marketing officer for eBay, an online marketplace, and as general manager of eBay Motors, eBay Canada, Half.com, eBay Stores and ProStores. Previously he was the executive vice president, chief marketing officer for Best Buy Corporation, a specialty retailer of consumer-electronics and related products and services, from January 1999 to August 2006. Mr. Linton has served as a director on the board of Peet's Coffee and Tea, a premier specialty coffee and tea company in the U.S., from March 2005 to October 2012. In February 2010, Mr. Linton began his service as a director on the board of Support.com, a company providing online technology services and software to consumers and small businesses. He earned a Master of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina; and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Michael Lomax

Dr. Michael L. Lomax is an Independent Director of Capella Education Co. He is the president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, serving in this role since 2004. He previously served as president of Dillard University in New Orleans from 1997 to 2004. In addition, Dr. Lomax served as a director of Whitney Holding Corporation and Whitney National Bank from 2002 to 2011. He has also served on numerous boards of directors, including Emory University, Teach for America, The Council of Independent Colleges, The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and the KIPP Foundation, the Nation's and highest performing charter school network. Dr. Lomax earned a PhD in American and Afro-American Literature from Emory University in Atlanta, a Master of Arts in English Literature from Columbia University in New York, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Jody Miller

Ms. Jody G. Miller is an Independent Director of Capella Education Co.Ms. Miller serves as CEO of the Business Talent Group, a company matching independent business executives with interim and project-based assignments, which she founded in 2005. From 2000 through 2007, Ms. Miller was a venture partner with Maveron LLC, a Seattle-based venture capital firm. From 1995 to 1999, Ms. Miller held various positions at Americast, a digital video and interactive services partnership, including as Acting President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President for Operations and Consultant. From 1993 to 1995, Ms. Miller served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President with the Clinton Administration. Ms. Miller is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy, a not-for-profit program devoted to reducing teen pregnancy. In 2009, Ms. Miller joined the Board of Advisors for the Drucker Institute, an organization focused on stimulating effective management and responsible leadership. Since 2005, Ms. Miller has been serving as a member of the Board of Directors of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., an NYSE-listed global supplier of automotive components. From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Miller also served as member of the Board of Directors of Exide Technologies, an NYSE-listed battery manufacturing company. Ms. Miller earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

Jeffrey Taylor

Mr. Jeffrey W. Taylor is an Independent Director of Capella Education Co. He retired from Pearson, plc, in July 2013, after serving as Senior Policy Advisor since June of 2012. Prior to that position, Mr. Taylor was Senior Vice President, U.S. Government Policy and Investor Relations, at Pearson plc from 2008 to 2012. He previously served as President of Pearson, Inc., the U.S. holding company of Pearson plc. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Taylor served as Vice President of Government Relations for Pearson, Inc. From 1994 to 2000, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Computer Systems, an education testing and software company. Mr. Taylor was named trustee of Indiana State University in August 2013. Mr. Taylor earned a B.S. from Indiana State University.

Darrell Tukua

Mr. Darrell R. Tukua is an Independent Director of Capella Education Co. From 1988 to 2003, when he retired, Mr. Tukua was a Partner with KPMG LLP, a global provider of audit, tax and advisory services which he joined in 1976. Since 2005, Mr. Tukua has served on the board of directors of Constellation (formerly MMIC Group), a mutual holding company comprised of medical liability insurers, where he is also a member of the Audit & Budget, Investment and Governance Committees. Mr. Tukua served as a board observer for Constellation from 2004 to 2005. In addition, Mr. Tukua has served since 2005 as a member of the board of directors and Audit, Compensation and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees of Gate City Bank, a retail and commercial bank. During 2004, Mr. Tukua was an advisory board member of Gate City Bank. Mr. Tukua also serves as a member of the board of directors of two non-profit organizations: Ecumen and the National Association of Corporate Directors Minnesota Chapter. He also serves as a member of the finance committee of the board of directors of non-profit Allina Health System. Mr. Tukua earned a B.S. from the University of South Dakota.

Heide Erickson

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

J. Kevin Gilligan

4,974,110

Steven Polacek

1,274,750

Scott Kinney

847,689

Gregory Thom

668,467

David Smith

--

Stephen Shank

685,879

Michael Linton

--

Michael Lomax

--

Jody Miller

--

Jeffrey Taylor

--

Darrell Tukua

--

Heide Erickson

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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