Career Education Leaders Appointed to Imagine America Foundation Board of Directors

IAF is honored to announce the continuation of its great leadership tradition with the appointment of two new IAF board members.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 - The Imagine America Foundation (IAF) has been fortunate to benefit from the right leadership at the right time. IAF is honored to announce the continuation of its great leadership tradition with the appointment of two new IAF board members, Dan Inman, President/CEO of Daymar Colleges Group and Darryl Mattox, Agency President and Partner at Gragg Advertising.  Both share a passion for career education institutions and the students attending them.

“I’m honored to be part of the Imagine America Foundation’s Board of Directors as well as working with such a remarkable group of Intelligent Hearts,” said Dan Inman, President/CEO at Daymar Colleges Group. “Together we can positively influence more lives, more families and more communities by doing the work we do with future graduates every day.”

Dan Inman started his 25 year career in the education sector as the Director of Admissions at Davidson Technical College. While President of Kee Business College, Corinthian Colleges recognized Dan as one of the top presidents. Dan returned to Tennessee and Kentucky in 2001 as Executive Vice President for Daymar Colleges Group. In November 2012, he became Daymar Colleges Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Joining the IAF Board is an opportunity for me to become more involved with an organization I feel is doing something truly important and impacting the lives of so many people that need help,” said Darryl Mattox, Agency President and Partner at Gragg Advertising. “It is also an opportunity for me to give back to the sector I have worked in for so many years.”

Darryl Mattox joined Gragg Advertising 12 years ago as Business Account Executive. For the past four years Darryl has served as President of Gragg Advertising, during which time the agency has experienced a 179 percent growth rate. Darryl has implemented overall brand management and strategic planning for all of Gragg’s clients. Darryl has also served as Account Service Director and Agency Director.

IAF would like to thank the current Board of Directors for their invaluable service:

  • Chairman: Russell “Wicker” Freeman, Coyne College
  • Past Chairman: Jim Gessner, Duluth Business University
  • Vice Chairman: Dennis Spisak, DJSpisak Consulting
  • Treasurer: Christopher M. Cimino, C.M. Cimino Holdings LLC
  • Secretary: Daniel A. Levinson, Ex’pression College for Digital Arts
  • President/CEO: Robert L. Martin, Imagine America Foundation
  • Danny Finuf, Brown Mackie Colleges (EDMC)
  • Piper Jameson, Lincoln Educational Services
  • Tracy Kreikemeier, PlattForm Advertising
  • Jon Liebman, Specs Howard School of Media Arts
  • Keith Zakarin, Duane Morris, LLP

For more information about Imagine America Foundation Board of Directors visit or contact Robert L. Martin, President/CEO of the Imagine America Foundation at 571-267-3012 or

About the Imagine America Foundation
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $75 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military personnel attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers comprehensive employee development programs through its Center for Excellence in Education. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation's programs, please visit