John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes, Departs July 14, 2013

Reporting to Danny Finuf, Executive Vice President, Education System Operations, Charles Restivo, Group Vice President, Will Become Interim President of The Art Institutes

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Jun 20, 2013, 17:13 ET from Education Management Corporation

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Education Management Corporation (NASDAQ: EDMC) today announced that John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes, is leaving the Company on July 14, 2013. Charles Restivo, Group Vice President, will become the Interim President of The Art Institutes as of June 24, 2013 and will report to Danny Finuf, Executive Vice President, Education System Operations.

"I want to thank John for his 27 years of service at Education Management. He has been an important member of the executive leadership team, working tirelessly to deliver on the Company's commitment to assist our institutions in providing students with beneficial and affordable educational experiences, and we wish him luck in his future endeavors," said Edward H. West, President and Chief Executive Officer. "I am certain that Danny and Charles, working closely with the executive committee and group vice presidents, to assist the campus presidents and faculty of The Art Institutes, will work passionately to help students achieve their career goals."

Mr. Mazzoni has been President of The Art Institutes since 2005.  Since joining the Company in 1987, he has held numerous senior management positions with increasing responsibility, including Group Vice President for The Art Institutes, Group Vice President for Education Management, Senior Vice President of Group Operations, and various other positions in the areas of Operations, Finance and Information Systems.

"I am extremely proud of our relentless focus on student centered education, always with a commitment of ensuring we are reducing the cost of education for our students.  As we have expanded the reach of an Art Institute education, it has been extremely rewarding to see faculty and staff at our institutions take on new roles and opportunities in the Art Institute system," said John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes.  "I am most proud of the substantial increases we have seen in student satisfaction over the last three years, this is a tribute to the commitment of our faculty and staff throughout The Art Institute system.  It has truly been an honor for me to serve as president of The Art Institute system and as an employee of EDMC for over 27 years."

Mr. Finuf, Mr. Restivo and the management team of The Art Institutes represent decades of experience at Education Management and its education systems.  Together they will help to build on the work of the Art Institute's dedicated faculty and staff, leadership and the executive team to ensure the value of The Art Institutes, past, present and future as the largest education system within Education Management.

About Education Management  Education Management (, through its 110 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, including Argosy University, The Art Institutes, Brown Mackie Colleges and South University, provides nontraditional 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.

The Art Institutes  The Art Institutes ( is a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. Since The Art Institutes is comprised of several institutions, see for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information.

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