Leadership Team

Valentina Texera-Parissi President & CEO

Valentina Texera-Parissi

President & CEO

Peter Walton

Chief Financial Officer

Sarah Claypool Friedland

Executive Director
of Operations and Training

Louise Galpine

Executive Director
of Creative Development

Great Books Team

Charlie Adam

Charlie Adam
National Educational Sales Consultant

Denise Ahlquist

Denise Ahlquist
Senior Academic Consultant

Joi Arceneaux
Professional Learning Consultant

Carly Brink

Carly Brink
Business Development Representative

Punit Dhandhania
Senior India Educational Consultant

Mike Elsey

Michael Elsey
Director of Digital Learning

Bobbie Fleming

Bobbie Fleming, M.Ed.
K-12 Partnership Manager

Bridgette Jackson

Bridgette Jackson
Senior Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Specialist

Teri Laliberte

Teri Laliberte
Professional Learning Consultant

Matt Lemen

Matt Lemen
Director of Sales and Marketing

Dan Lindstrom

Dan Lindstrom
Marketing Manager

Gina Linko Production Editor

Gina Linko
Production Editor

Danielle Martin

Danielle Martin, M.Ed.
Senior Professional Learning Consultant

Kim Rockwood

Kim Rockwood
Manager of Customer Service

Nic Rueth
Digital Curriculum Editor

Josh Sniegowski

Josh Sniegowski
Digital Marketing Manager

Peter Swanke

Peter Swanke
Operations and Training Associate

Roula Villis
Customer Success Manager

Katherine Young E-Learning Product Manager

Katherine Young
E-Learning Product Manager

Board of Directors


Charles Brummell, Jr.
Lupus Society of Illinois


Alex J. Pollock
The Mises Institute


Paul Barton
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

Barbara T. Bowman
Chicago Public Schools

Lindsey Ciochina
Cloud for Good

Marcia Wachs Dam

Karen MacGilvray
Highlights for Children INC

James M. Reum
Winston & Strawn, LLP (Retired)

George L. Schueppert
The Great Books Foundation

David Ward
Great Books Summer Program

George Wu
Sahara Street LLC

Life Members

James W. Haugh

Jane C. Hunt
College of DuPage

Michael L. Igoe

William Lawlor
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Associate Board of Ambassadors

Lana Burge

Kendall McDermott

Victoria Conner
Jade and Co Candles

Michael Heaney
Avison Young