Imagine America Foundation announces newly elected board members

Experience. Dedication. Leadership. These are qualities each of the newly elected members will bring to the Imagine America Foundation's board. These board members will be responsible for guiding the research-and scholarship-providing arm for the career college sector throughout the 2007-2008 year as it continues to make vital contributions to postsecondary education and its students.

Joseph Davis, president and CEO of MedTech College, LLC, will serve as the chairman of the board.

Michael Platt, founder and CEO of PlattForm, will serve as the vice chairman of the board.

Jim Gessner, president of Duluth Business University, will serve his second term as treasurer.

The following individuals will also be serving as board members:

Kathleen deLaski, president of The Sallie Mae Fund.

Dr. Ellis C. Gedney, vice chairman of the board of Ex'pression College for Digital Arts.

Robert L. Martin, president of Imagine America Foundation.

Harris N. Miller, president and CEO of Career College Association.

Craig Quigley, vice president of Communications & Public Affairs for Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors (MS2).

Dennis Spisak, vice president of sales, national sales manager for the Career College division of McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Martin said he is looking forward to the next year and the enthusiasm the board members will bring.

"The board members were selected because they are truly dedicated to the Imagine America Foundation’s mission," Martin said. "They are committed to the organization and deeply care about the students."

Contact: Bob Martin, Imagine America Foundation President
Phone: (202) 336-6758

About the Imagine America Scholarship Program: The national leader in scholarship programs available for those pursuing a career education, Imagine America has met with immense praise since it was launched in 1998 by the Imagine America Foundation (formerly the Career College Foundation). In just a few years, Imagine America has become the most recognized high school scholarship of its kind. More than 35,000 scholarships have already been awarded to high school seniors all over the United States. For more information about this scholarship program and other IAF scholarship and award programs, visit