Melissa Mack, Chairman
Melissa Mack directs Kaplan Inc.'s communications activities in support of the company's reputation as a leader and innovator in education worldwide. In her role as Chief Communications Officer, she oversees the company's external and internal messaging, branded environments, and corporate positioning.
Ms. Mack joined Kaplan in 1992, and has built Kaplan's global marketing and internal and external communications functions as the company has evolved from a small, US-based test prep company to one of the world's largest providers of educational services. She led the development of Kaplan's masterbrand strategy, rebranding acquired business units and creating a unified messaging and visual identity for the company. In 2006, Ms. Mack introduced the Branded Environments program to standardize design elements across Kaplan's schools, centers, and offices to support the student learning process and employee engagement.
Ms. Mack came to Kaplan from the New York public relations firm Rubenstein Associates, and previously worked at David Wachsman Associates. Mack holds a B.A. degree from Brown University.
Rebecca O. Campoverde
Rebecca “Becky” Campoverde is the Senior Vice President for Government Relations for Kaplan, Inc. She is based in Washington, D.C., and oversees federal and state government relations.
Prior to joining Kaplan, Ms. Campoverde served as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education. Her previous government experience includes service as Deputy Staff Director for the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the U.S. House of Representatives. She also served in other capacities at the Department of Education in previous administrations, including as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary. In addition, she has worked as a private sector government relations consultant on projects ranging from the North America Free Trade Agreement to drinking water issues.
Ms. Campoverde is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where she also pursued graduate studies. She is a native of Ecuador and a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Harry Elish has spent his professional life in the financial services industry and has focused on educational nonprofits as his primary philanthropic interest. Currently, Mr. Elish works as a Managing Director in UBS’ Private Client Group, assisting families with their financial and investment planning. He has served as the President and as the Treasurer of Girls Quest, and is currently a Board member of the Academy of the City charter school in Queens. Mr. Elish is very excited to join the Kaplan Educational Foundation’s Board as it builds on its successes. He and his wife, Nora, live in Manhattan and have two grown sons.
Ernest Bervell Mensah
Ernest Bervell Mensah’s passion is problem-solving. He employs creative thinking as a technologist delivering software solutions primarily in the financial services industry. He is currently vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) working as a technical consultant and product manager. Prior to BAML, he was a senior business analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Ernest serves as a mentor to college and high school students in the Sponsor for Educational Opportunity (SEO) programs, and as a board director for Girls Quest.
Ernest graduated Summa Cum Laude from Claflin University with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and a minor in Philosophy and Religion. He is married to Gina Antilus and they reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jane Rosenberg is a graduate of The Taft School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon graduation, she pursued a career in marketing and advertising beginning with Foote, Cone and Belding in London, and then joined the staff of Boston University’s Study Abroad Programs. Thereafter she began a 15-year career with Kaplan Test Prep in a series of marketing, advertising, and brand management positions.
While at Kaplan Ms. Rosenberg developed its M.B.A. leadership and study abroad programs and oversaw the company’s diversity, retention, recruiting and company-wide leadership and training initiatives. In addition, she became the founding board president of the Kaplan Educational Foundation.
Ms. Rosenberg retired from Kaplan in 2007 to concentrate on her family and not-for-profit activities. These included serving as a member of the Board of Directors of New York Cares for 10 years and beginning in 2006 as a Trustee of the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, including two as board president.
Jane resides in Manhattan with her husband Harvey and their three children, Will, Remy and Sydney.
Karen Ross, Esq. is currently utilizing her 25 years experience as a senior human resources executive and labor and employment attorney as a staff member with Employment Practices Solutions. She holds extensive strategic and operational experience as legal counsel and business partner in all areas of employment law, litigation, transactions, employee relations, and compensation and benefits.
Previously, Ms. Ross led global human resources and employment law at Kaplan, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Associate General Counsel. She also served as Chief Administrative Officer at ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation.
Ms. Ross graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in English and received her law degree from the University of Buffalo, and is admitted to practice law in both New York and Connecticut. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), and serves on the Board of Directors for Jewish Family Services and as a member of the Advisory Board of Dress for Success Worldwide.
Kevin Corser, Treasurer
Kevin Corser is currently the Vice President and Corporate Controller for Kaplan, Inc. and oversees Kaplan accounting and related processes. With 23 years of broad financial know-how, Mr. Corser’s experience prior to joining Kaplan was primarily in leadership positions in not-for-profit, hospitality, wealth management and public accounting.
Mr. Corser previously worked with the Arthur M. Blank Group, providing accounting oversight and assistance with private wealth management of Arthur Blank related companies and its foundation. His responsibilities with Intercontinental Hotels Group included financial oversight for FP&A and Accounting for the western hemisphere of owned and managed hotels. At Walt Disney World Company his roles included internal audit, revenue management, and operations finance primarily focused on hotels. He was also previously a CPA with Deloitte & Touché, performing audits of for-profit and non-profit entities and individual tax returns.
Mr. Corser holds a B.S. in Accounting from Auburn University and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida.