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Press Release

October 2, 2018

Andrew C. Temte Promoted to CEO at Kaplan Professional

Kim Zinda

Kaplan Professional

La Crosse, WI, October 2, 2018—Andrew C. Temte, PhD, CFA, was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan Professional, a division of Kaplan, Inc., the global education provider which is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE-GHC).

Kaplan Professional offers a large portfolio of professional development programs and helps individuals earn industry-recognized licensures, certifications, and designations in the accounting, engineering, insurance, securities, real estate, financial planning, and information technology industries.

“Andy has been instrumental in steering Kaplan Professional beyond its leadership position in professional certification and licensure exam preparation,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Kaplan, Inc. “He has also diversified its portfolio and will now oversee not only our US-based operations from La Crosse, but also our professional training and development operations in the UK, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong SAR . Andy’s belief in the growing importance of professional education across the globe will help guide this expanded role for our corporate education and development programs within the Kaplan organization.”

Dr. Temte’s promotion also signals the elevation of Kaplan Professional as a fourth division within Kaplan, which also includes Kaplan Test Prep, Kaplan Higher Education and Kaplan International. Previously, Kaplan Professional had been part of the Kaplan Higher and Professional Education unit.

Dr. Temte joined Kaplan in 1999, when the company acquired the Schweser CFA business. He began his professional education career in 1990, working with Dr. Carl Schweser to build the Schweser Study Program into the leader in CFA exam review. Earlier in his Kaplan career, Dr. Temte served as president of Kaplan University’s College of Business and Technology and later served as Dean of Kaplan University’s School of Professional and Continuing Education. He has served as president of Kaplan Professional since 2007.

Dr. Temte earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in finance from the University of Iowa and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-L) in economics. He serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Foundation, and works closely with his wife Linda to support the local community through ‘musical philanthropy’ along with his bandmates in The Remainders. Dr. Temte holds the CFA designation and has over 14 years of university teaching experience at UW-L and the University of Iowa in the areas of corporate finance, investments, and international finance.

About Kaplan Professional

Kaplan is a leading international provider of training and education services operating in more than 30 countries and working with over 10,000 corporations and businesses globally. Kaplan Professional helps professionals obtain and maintain in-demand certifications, licenses and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers. Through live and online instruction, Kaplan Professional provides test preparation, licensing, continuing education, and professional development programs to businesses and individuals in the accounting, engineering, insurance, securities, real estate, financial planning, and information technology industries.

About Kaplan, Inc.

Kaplan, Inc. serves more than one million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, and university preparation programs, and offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses. Across its 80-year history, first as small test-prep pioneer and then an early online education leader and now a global education provider, Kaplan has been recognized for expanding educational access and using technology and learning science innovations to continually improve outcomes for its students and partners. Kaplan has operations in more than 30 countries, employs more than 13,000 full- and part-time professionals, and maintains relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges, and universities, and about 10,000 corporations and businesses. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and its largest division. For more information, please visit


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