Leadership

Management Team

Donald Feinstein, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Shana Hayes
Managing Director, External Affairs

Scott Macdonald
Managing Director, Strategy and Operations

Jarvis Sanford, Ed.D.
Managing Director, AUSL Network Schools

Michael Whitmore
Managing Director, Teaching and Learning


Board of Directors

Martin J. Koldyke
Founder and Chair Emeritus, AUSL

Gary E. McCullough
Chairman, AUSL
Former President, CEO, and Board Member, Career Education Corporation

Mike Zafirovski
Vice Chairman, AUSL
Founder and President, The Zaf Group

Donald Feinstein, Ph.D.
Executive Director, AUSL

Merrick Axel
Partner, Cressey & Company

Christopher Begy
CEO and US Country Head, BMO Financial Corp.

Dominic Belmonte
President & CEO, Golden Apple Foundation

John Blazey
Vice President of Global Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Company

David Chandler
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Chicago Growth Partners, LLC

John D. Cook
Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

James E. Cowie
President & Chief Executive Officer, Collegis Education

Brian Doyal
Managing Director, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Ana Dutra
President and CEO, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

Craig Goesel
Senior Vice President Management Liability, Alliant/Mesirow Insurance Services

Robert E. King

Chairman, 
Rasmussen, Inc.

William J. Lutz
Retired Vice President,
 Private Wealth Management, 
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Nivine Megahed, Ph.D.
President, National Louis University

Anthony Miller
Chief Operating Officer and Founding Partner, The Vistria Group LLC

Kenneth W. Miller


Partner, Katten Muchin 
Rosenman

Lou Nieto
President, Nieto Advisory, LLC

Charlie Rose
Shareholder, Hogan Marren, Ltd.

Linsey Rubenstein

Manuel Sanchez
Founder and Managing Partner, Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP

Carmita Semaan
Founder, The Surge Institute

Ben Shapiro
Manager, Mason Avenue Investments

Cardelle Spangler
Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Professor Louis W. Stern
Professor Emeritus, 
Northwestern University

Eric C. Strobel
Partner, The Partnering Group

Todd Warnock
Founding Partner & Senior Advisor, 
Roundtable Healthcare Partners

Members of the Executive Committee


Associates Board

Charlie Waddell, Chair
Ahjaaz Alibhai
Meredith Ballard
John Banks
Sirisha Bendapudi
Jacob Borth
Erin Grilec

Jeff Hypes
Joe Jordan
Sam Kimmerly
Ryan Maki
Pepe Maldonado
Brian McSweeney
Michael Murlas

Abigail Myers
Chris Nazaruk
Yemisi Odendina
Benjamin Olson
Megan Olson
Artie Preiss
Zach Rivest

Eli Ruvalcaba
Francie Schnipke
Rosemary Sears
Erica Seidler
Annie Stanley Hendricks
Ned Turney
Terrill Wilkins