People: Strayer Education Inc (STRA.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Silberman

57 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Karl McDonnell

48 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Jackson

40 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Plater

58 2012 President of Strayer University

Kelly Bozarth

46 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Thomas Aprahamian

44 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

Charlotte Beason

67 1996 Independent Director

William Brock

84 2001 Independent Director

John Casteen

71 2013 Presiding Independent Director

Robert Grusky

57 2013 Independent Director

Robert Johnson

68 2003 Independent Director

Todd Milano

62 1996 Independent Director

G. Thomas Waite

63 1996 Independent Director

J. David Wargo

62 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Silberman

Mr. Robert S. Silberman is Executive Chairman of the Board of Strayer Education Inc. He was Chairman of the Board from February 2003 to 2013 and Chief Executive Officer from March 2001 to 2013. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Silberman served in a variety of senior management positions at CalEnergy Company, Inc., including as President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Silberman was Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Paper Company. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Silberman served in several senior positions in the U.S. Department of Defense, including as Assistant Secretary of the Army. Mr. Silberman has been a Director of Strayer since March 2001. He serves on the Board of Directors of Covanta Holding Company and 21st Century Fox. He also serves on the Board of Visitors of The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Mr. Silberman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Silberman holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in international policy from The Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Silberman has been a driving force behind the evolution of the Corporation. He leads the Board with a deep appreciation of the Corporation’s history, a focused strategic vision for its future, and a broad understanding of the economic, regulatory, and demographic factors affecting the Corporation. The Nominating Committee believes that based on his experience and expertise in business management, leadership of large organizations, financial management, public policy, governmental affairs, academic policy, educational leadership, and stewardship of stockholder capital, Mr. Silberman should serve as a director of the Corporation.

Karl McDonnell

Mr. Karl McDonnell is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Strayer Education Inc. He was named Chief Executive Officer in May 2013 and has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2006. Mr. McDonnell served as Chief Operating Officer of InteliStaf Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare staffing firms. Prior to his tenure at InteliStaf, he served as Vice President of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. McDonnell has held senior management positions with several Fortune 100 companies, including The Walt Disney Company. Mr. McDonnell has served on the Board since 2011. Mr. McDonnell holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Wesleyan College and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University. The Nominating Committee believes that based on his experience and expertise in general management, leadership of large organizations, financial management and human capital development, Mr. McDonnell should serve as a director of the Corporation.

Daniel Jackson

Mr. Daniel W. Jackson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Strayer Education Inc., effective March 1, 2015. Mr. Jackson has been with the company since 2003 and has served as Vice President of Finance, Regional Vice President of Operations, Director of Business Operations, Campus Director, Manager of Financial Analysis, and as an adjunct faculty member. Prior to joining Strayer, Mr. Jackson was an Equity Research Associate with Legg Mason Wood Walker, and Director of Operations for Fairmont Schools, Inc. Mr. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a master’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University.

Michael Plater

Dr. Michael A. Plater is President of Strayer University, the subsidiary of Strayer Education Inc., effective October 31, 2011. He joined Strayer University in March 2010 as the Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Prior to joining Strayer, Dr. Plater was the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University, where he managed a faculty and staff of approximately 400 people in 13 academic departments, and five affiliated academic programs. Previous to joining North Carolina A&T, Dr. Plater was at Brown University as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School. Before joining Brown, Dr. Plater taught “capstone” Business Policy/Strategic Management classes in the M.B.A. program and the introductory undergraduate management course at the University of Florida. Dr. Plater is also an ex officio member of the Strayer University Board of Trustees. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary.

Kelly Bozarth

Ms. Kelly J. Bozarth is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Strayer Education Inc Ms. Kelly J. Bozarth is Executive Vice President, Administration. She joined Strayer in 2008 and has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Strayer University, and as Senior Vice President and Controller of the Company. Previously, Ms. Bozarth held senior management roles in finance and operations in the education sector for five years. Prior to that, she held a variety of senior management positions in finance and in operations with The Walt Disney Company over a 10 year period. Ms. Bozarth is a Certified Public Accountant who began her career at Deloitte and Touche. Ms. Bozarth holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.

Thomas Aprahamian

Mr. Thomas J. Aprahamian is Chief Accounting Officer of the Company., effective March 1, 2015. Mr. Aprahamian, 46, is Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, and has been with the Company since 2009, having also served as University Controller and Vice President. Mr. Aprahamian previously served for six years as Controller of the Advisory Board Company, where he was also Chief Accounting Officer, Secretary and Treasurer, and he has held other senior finance roles at companies in the financial, consumer services and telecommunications industries. He began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from James Madison University. Mr. Aprahamian is a Certified Public Accountant.

Charlotte Beason

Dr. Charlotte F. Beason, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Strayer Education Inc . She was Executive Director of the Kentucky Board of Nursing from 2005 to 2012. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Beason was Chair and Vice Chair of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (an autonomous agency accrediting baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing); she is an evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. From 1988 to 2004, Dr. Beason was with the Department of Veterans Affairs, first as Director of Health Professions Education Service and the Health Professional Scholarship Program, and then as Program Director, Office of Nursing Services. Dr. Beason has served on the Board since 1996 and is a member of the Nominating Committee of the Board. She is also Chairwoman of the Strayer University Board of Trustees. Dr. Beason holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Berea College, a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from Boston University and a doctorate in clinical psychology and public practice from Harvard University.

William Brock

Senator William E. Brock is Independent Director of Strayer Education Inc. From 1985 to 1987, Senator Brock served in the President’s Cabinet as the U.S. Secretary of Labor, and from 1981 to 1985, as the U.S. Trade Representative. Senator Brock previously served as a Member of Congress and subsequently as U.S. Senator for the State of Tennessee. Senator Brock is a member of the Board of Directors of On Assignment, Inc., and ResCare, Inc., and is a Senior Counselor and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he chairs the International Policy Roundtable. In the past five years, Senator Brock has also served on the Board of Directors of Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. Senator Brock has been a member of the Board since 2001 and is a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Washington and Lee University.

John Casteen

Dr. John T. Casteen, III, Ph.D. is Presiding Independent Director of Strayer Education IncHe served as President of the University of Virginia from 1990 through 2010. He was President of the University of Connecticut from 1985 to 1990. From 1982 to 1985, Dr. Casteen served as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Casteen is on the board of directors of Altria, Inc., and served on the board of directors of Wachovia Corporation until 2008. Dr. Casteen also is director of a number of charitable and privately-held business entities, including ECHO 360, the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Dr. Casteen serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. He has chaired the boards of both the College Entrance Examination Board and the Association of American Universities. Dr. Casteen has been a member of the Board since 2011, is Chair of the Nominating Committee of the Board, and currently serves as the Presiding Independent Director. Dr. Casteen holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia, as well as several honorary degrees, including degrees from the Universities of Athens (Greece) and Edinburgh (Scotland) and two community colleges in Virginia.

Robert Grusky

Mr. Robert R. Grusky is an Independent Director of Strayer Education Inc. He is the Founder and Managing Member of Hope Capital Management, LLC, an investment manager, since 2000. He co-founded New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity firm, in 2000 and was a Principal and Member from 2000 to 2005, and has been a Senior Advisor since then. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Grusky served as President of RSL Investments Corporation. From 1985 to 1997, with the exception of 1990 to 1991 when he was on a leave of absence to serve as a White House Fellow and Assistant for Special Projects to the Secretary of Defense, Mr. Grusky served in a variety of capacities at Goldman, Sachs & Co., first in its Mergers & Acquisitions Department and then in its Principal Investment Area. He also serves on the Board of Directors of AutoNation, Inc. In the past five years, he has also served on the Board of Directors of AutoZone, Inc. He is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Union College and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.

Robert Johnson

Mr. Robert L. Johnson is Independent Director of Strayer Education Inc. He is the Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns or holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate investment, private equity, consumer financial services, asset management, automobile dealerships, sports and entertainment, and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming. Mr. Johnson is the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), a subsidiary of Viacom and the leading African-American operated media and entertainment company in the United States, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until January 2006. In 2002, Mr. Johnson became the first African-American majority owner of a major sports franchise, the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA. From 1976 to 1979, he served as Vice President of Governmental Relations for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Mr. Johnson also served as Press Secretary for the Honorable Walter E. Fauntroy, Congressional Delegate from the District of Columbia. He serves on the following boards: RLJ Lodging Trust; RLJ Entertainment, Inc.; KB Home; Lowe’s Companies, Inc.; Think Finance, Inc.; The Business Council; and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Johnson has served on the Board since 2003 and is a member of the Compensation Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Mr. Johnson’s entrepreneurial spirit, his managerial skill, and his broad business experience provide invaluable guidance to the Board. The Nominating Committee believes that based on his experience and expertise in leading growth companies, entrepreneurship, marketing, media, advertising, financial management, strategic planning, and general business management, Mr. Johnson should serve as a director of the Corporation.

Todd Milano

Mr. Todd A. Milano is Independent Director of Strayer Education Inc. He is President Emeritus of Central Penn College. Since 1975, he has devoted his entire professional career to Central Penn having served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1989 to 2012. Mr. Milano has served on the Board since 1996 and is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board and is also a member of the Strayer University Board of Trustees. Mr. Milano holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Purdue University.

G. Thomas Waite

Mr. G. Thomas Waite, III, is Independent Director of Strayer Education Inc.He has served has Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the Humane Society of the United States since 1997 and prior to that served as Controller beginning in 1993. In 1992, Mr. Waite was the Director of Commercial Management of The National Housing Partnership. Mr. Waite has served on the Board since 1996, is Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board and is a former member of the Strayer University Board of Trustees. Mr. Waite holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and is a Certified Public Accountant.

J. David Wargo

Mr. J. David Wargo is Independent Director of Strayer Education Inc. Mr. Wargo has been President of Wargo and Company, Inc., an investment management company, since 1993. Mr. Wargo is a co-founder and was a Member of New Mountain Capital, LLC, from 2000 to 2008, and was a Senior Advisor there from 2008 to 2011. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Wargo was a Managing Director and Senior Analyst of The Putnam Companies, a Boston-based investment management company. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Wargo was a partner and held other positions at Marble Arch Partners. Mr. Wargo is a Director of Liberty Global, Inc. and Discovery Communications, Inc. In the past five years, he has also served on the board of Fun Technologies, Inc. Mr. Wargo has served on the Board since 2001 and is Chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Wargo holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a master’s degree in management science from the Sloan School of Management, which is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Wargo is an expert in markets and governance and has extensive experience in developing and managing businesses. His broad-based knowledge of transactions and investments brings to the Board strong leadership, which is further enhanced by his experience on the boards of other respected publicly traded companies. The Nominating Committee believes that based on his experience and expertise in financial matters, accounting and audit, financial markets, capital allocation, and strategic planning, Mr. Wargo should serve as a director of the Corporation.

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