PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Education Management Corporation (NASDAQ: EDMC) today announced the appointment of Tyler D. Gronbach as senior vice president (SVP) of corporate communications. Gronbach, who joins the company on Aug. 1, 2013, will report to Joan H. Walker, executive vice president, corporate and government affairs.
In his new role, Gronbach will be responsible for developing and executing internal and external communications strategies aimed at highlighting the unique approach to and value of an education gained at the colleges and universities of the company's four educational systems, including Argosy University, the Art Institutes, Brown Mackie Colleges and South University. As SVP, he will also serve as the company's main liaison with the media.
"Tyler has demonstrated a strong record of leadership and results over the course of a 20-plus year career, guiding companies through complex marketing and communications challenges as well as periods of rapid growth. He has developed integrated communications programs to support business transformations and mitigate significant financial and reputational crises," said Walker. "He brings to Education Management a broad base of experience helping companies build reputational intelligence to support marketing, public relations, investor relations, public policy, issues management, thought leadership and employee communications activities that are essential to our mission - to provide students with an affordable and accessible education that builds their careers and transforms their lives."
"I am honored to be joining the company and look forward to working with leaders from the education systems to promote the affordable solutions we offer to students across the country," said Gronbach. "This is a very important time for the company and we will be looking to engage with stakeholders across a wide array of paid, earned, shared and owned media platforms."
Prior to joining Education Management, Gronbach held the position of Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications at Dex One Corporation, where he was responsible for developing the overall integrated communications strategy and objectives for the company. In addition, as a member of the senior leadership team at Dex One, he helped drive digital sales growth in excess of 30 percent in 2012 and repositioned the brand from a yellow pages publisher to a digital marketing services leader.
Prior to his role at Dex One, Gronbach served in a number of roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Corporate Communications at Qwest Communications International Inc., a Fortune 500 telecommunications carrier. He also served in leadership positions with other telecom and public relations agencies.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Marist College.
About Education Management
Education Management (www.edmc.edu), through its 110 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, including Argosy University, Art Institutes, Brown Mackie Colleges and South University, provides students with the access and opportunity to improve their lives through education. In its more than 40-year existence, Education Management has offered academic programs through campus-based and online instruction, and successfully graduated more than 350,000 students. Education Management is committed to offering quality academic programs and strives to improve the learning experience for all students. Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certain specialized non-degree diplomas are offered in a broad range of disciplines, including media arts, health sciences, design, psychology and behavioral sciences, culinary, business, fashion, legal, education and information technology.
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