Leadership Team

Valentina Texera Parissi

Valentina Texera Parissi

President & CEO

Peter Walton

Peter Walton

Chief Financial Officer

Sarah Friedland

Sarah Claypool Friedland

Executive Director of Business Development

Louise Galpine

Louise Galpine

Executive Director of Creative Development

Great Books Team

Denise Ahlquist

Denise Ahlquist
Senior Academic Consultant

Kelly Emanuel

Kelly Emanuel
Senior Educational Consultant & National Training Instructor

Kriko Michaels

Kriko Michaels
Senior Professional Learning Consultant

Linda Barrett

Linda Barrett
Senior Professional Development Consultant

Danielle Martin

Danielle Martin, M.Ed.
Professional Learning Consultant & Trainer

Dan Lindstrom

Dan Lindstrom
Marketing Manager

Brian DeSoto

Brian DeSoto
Assistant Director for K–12 Programs

Matt Lemen

Matt Lemen
National Consultant for K–12 Programs

Nancy Carr

Nancy Carr, Ph.D.
Senior Editor and Professional Development Consultant

Amanda Brenner

Amanda Brenner
Senior Production Editor

Mike Elsey

Michael Elsey
President of International Training and Director of Digital Media

Josh Sniegowski

Josh Sniegowski
Multimedia Content Developer

Ellen Youniss

Ellen Youniss
IT Director

Pam Vogan

Pam Vogan
Senior Sales Support Specialist

Jay Geverola

Jay Geverola
Inside Sales Manager

Roula Villis

Roula Villis
Customer Service Representative

Bridgette Jackson

Bridgette Jackson
Senior Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Specialist

Peter Swanke

Peter Swanke
Office Services Assistant

Carly Brink

Carly Brink
Executive Team Assistant

Shawn Xiao

肖连余丨Shawn Xiao
China Educational Consultant

Board of Directors

Chairman

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

Vice-Chairman

Charles Brummell, Jr.
Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter

Members

Paul Barton
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

Barbara T. Bowman
Chicago Public Schools

Lindsey Ciochina
Cloud for Good

Alyssa Conrardy
Prosper Strategies

Marcia Wachs Dam
USA for UNHCR

Alex J. Pollock
R Street Institute

George L. Schueppert
The Great Books Foundation

Donald A. Statland
Attorney at Law

David Ward
Great Books Summer Program

Life Members

James W. Haugh

Jane C. Hunt
College of DuPage

Michael L. Igoe

William Lawlor
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney