Company: Academic Language Solutions – iTEP
Job title: Chairman
How many years has your organisation been a continuous member? 5
Which Sector Panel do you fall under? Study Abroad
Years of relevant experience you have for this role: 47
Please indicate any relevant qualifications you have for this role
Developed and managed study abroad programs, both inbound and outbound. Teamed to create new programs in the exchange program industry, such as the au pair program. Familiar with best practices for study abroad, including collaboration with academic institutions, tourism organizations, travel providers, and related institutions.
Please give a full outline of your professional and personal experience and skills that are relevant to your application
Currently – Chairman of Academic Language Solutions, distributor of innovative language testing exams and language development research. Chairman of The Cultural Exchange Project (formerly The GeoVisions Foundation), operator and promoter of Study Abroad experiential programs.
2000-2018 – Owner/CEO/President of GeoVisions Inc., a cultural exchange organization and designated sponsor by the US Department of State. Major program was the Summer Work and Travel Program. I was a specialist in program development and management, government relations, media relations, customer management. Company sold in 2018.
1995-2000 – Senior Vice President, CIEE (Council on International Education and Exchange). Specialized in marketing and corporate communications. Directed marketing of large college study abroad programs and various exchange programs and retail travel operations.
1990-1995 – Senior Advisor, World Learning (Experiment in International Living). Specialized in revamping overall marketing of large study abroad organization and cultural exchange programs. Responsible for major corporate re- branding, including name change. Liaison with international network of related offices.
1972-1990 – Executive Vice President, AIFS (American Institute for Foreign Study). Responsible for marketing and program management. Study abroad and exchange program development, field management and operations. New program development including government relations to initiate a cultural exchange program for au pairs.
In no more than 25 words please state why you are perfect for this position
Unmatched experience in all facets of study abroad, secondary to tertiary levels, program development, supervision and evaluation of programs. A firm believer in experiential education.