Board of Directors


Chairman of the Board
Tracy Kreikemeier

As Chief Relationship Officer for EducationDynamics, Tracy works with our incredible team to drive enrollment growth for schools. She helps develop strategy and drive performance to ensure our college and university partners exceed enrollment goals. With almost 20 years of education marketing experience, Tracy has been an integral part in the continued evolution of education marketing strategy. Tracy enjoys sharing what she has learned with the higher education community, and is a regular speaker at higher education and marketing conferences, including conferences hosted by UPCEA and the American Marketing Association.

Tracy also supports and leads EducationDynamics’ efforts to find and acquire new college and university clients through her leadership of corporate marketing strategies and business development initiatives.

Tracy has a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas.


Past Chairman
Daniel Levinson

Levinson began his career as an audio instructor in the audio and video department at The Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Levinson has held a number of executive management positions in both administration and education with The Art Institutes, providing strategic direction and leadership to students and faculty while maintaining campus growth. Previous positions with The Art Institutes include group vice president, where he oversaw 12 campuses and played a key strategic role in both expansion and additions of new campus locations, as well as president at both The Art Institute of California, Orange County; and The Art Institute of California, San Diego. Additionally, Levinson spent five years as the dean of education at The Art Institute of Phoenix.

Levinson holds a master of education in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor of music in music composition from Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts.

Vice Chairman/Treasurer
Edward Chairvolotti

President and CEO, MBA, CEFEX Chairvolotti Financial
Winter Park, Florida

Edward Chairvolotti holds FINRA Series 7, 24,63 and 66 licenses through LPL Financial and is certified by the Center for Fiduciary Excellence. He is approved by LPL Financial to act as your Retirement Plan 3(38) ERISA Fiduciary Investment Manager. Edward recieved a BSBA in Finance from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. He was recently named one of Financial Times Top Financial Advisers of 2016 and Plan Adviser’s 2017 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers.
Bob Martin

Robert L. Martin

Imagine America Foundation
Reston, Virginia

Robert L. Martin was appointed president of the Imagine America Foundation in March 2006. The Foundation, which is the preeminent scholarship provider and research-funding organization for the career education sector, came under his direction in 1999 when it was then known as the Career Training Foundation. As the Foundation began to increase its operations and responsibilities, Martin earned appointment to president and CEO. Through Martin’s leadership, the nonprofit organization has become its own influential organization in the career college realm. Once the in-house research body under the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), the Foundation has considerably expanded its member schools and charitable donors and has established its own identity as an independent organization. Today, the Foundation supports more than 400 career college members across the United States and Puerto Rico. The Foundation, through financial support from the 21st Century Workforce Fund, has initiated research studies focused on the impact of career colleges, their role in meeting the nation’s current skilled-worker shortage and other broad public policy issues facing the higher education sector. The Foundation has also provided more than $130 million in scholarship and award support to hundreds of thousands of graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military veterans attending career colleges nationwide. In 2011 the Foundation launched its financial literacy tool, Financial Planning Made Simple, and has also had thousands of applicants complete the program and benefit from the advice provided. Before joining the Foundation, Martin was an independent consultant serving both public- and private-sector clients. He assisted with government relations, marketing and business development service initiatives for national trade associations, major textbook publishers, educational software developers, computer hardware manufacturers and internet service providers. Prior to his consulting work, Martin attained senior positions at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as the vice president and executive director of the Center for Workforce Preparation. His involvement led the Chamber to create the Center and develop a national outreach program that now serves more than 3,000 state and local chambers of commerce nationwide. Martin also worked extensively with senior officials at the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, as well as the White House and other leading business and trade associations. He directed all research and public policy activities in these areas. In addition, Martin was selected to serve on the personal staff of Congressman Robert W. Daniel of Virginia. He also spent five years in state government: three working for the governor’s office in the state of Indiana, directing state manpower programs; and two as a senior staff associate at the National Governors Association in Washington. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and business administration from Central Michigan University, and a master’s of public administration from Indiana University.

Steven M. Blicht

Ambassador Education Solutions
Melville, New York

As Chief Executive Officer and a founder of Ambassador Education Solutions, Steven stands as a leader in the course materials industry and a champion for affordable and accessible course materials, driving down costs for schools and students alike. Forging key relationships with academic leaders, he has built Ambassador into a reputable and scaled enterprise with a vested interest in its clients’ operations and their students’ success. Under his vision, Ambassador has expanded its technology footprint and evolved its service models and offerings, collaborating and customizing not only for today, but also evolving for the future. Previously, Steven practiced law at a prominent law firm specializing in corporate and commercial matters. Steven graduated from Hofstra Law School and is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida.
Danny Finuf

Danny Finuf

President and CEO
Education Affiliates Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland

Danny Finuf serves as president and CEO of Education Affiliates Inc. which currently consists of All-State Career School, DriveCo CDL Learning Center, Fortis Colleges & Institutes, Saint Paul’s School of Nursing, Georgia Driving Academy, DriveCo CDL Learning Center, and the Denver School of Nursing. Prior to becoming president and  CEO of Education Affiliates, Mr. Finuf was the CEO of Salem Education LLC, which consisted of Salem University and Schiller International University. Before Salem Education, Finuf was held numerous positions within EDMC including president and CEO of Brown Mackie College from 2006-2016. Finuf began his tenure in higher education in 1990 as vice president of Administrative Services for Spartan College of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Timothy McMahon

President and COO
Triangle Tech Group
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tim McMahon is president and chief operating officer of the Triangle Tech Group with corporate offices in Pittsburgh. McMahon is responsible for directing all operations of the corporation, including its six ACCSC-accredited, degree-granting technical schools that are located in Pittsburgh, Erie, Greensburg, DuBois, Sunbury and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

David Neal

Collegiate Housing Services
Indianapolis, Indiana

David Neal is president and co-owner of Collegiate Housing Services (CHS) headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.  CHS specializes in developing & managing student housing programs for career and community colleges.  Since its founding in 1988, CHS has implemented student housing programs for over 125 college campuses across the country.    The company also specializes in corporate/executive stay lodging.

Dan Sheer

Lightning Bolt Media
Bardonia, New York

Dan Sheer is the Founder and CEO of Lightning Bolt Media a Higher Education Marketing Firm based in the suburbs of New York City.   Over the past 20 years Dan has had a track record of success helping colleges and universities meet and exceed enrollment goals by leveraging performance marketing campaigns.  Prior to working in higher education marketing Dan spent time helping schools to integrate distance learning technology.

Steven Coyle

Universal Technical Institute

Steven Coyle is the National Director of Counselor and Academic Relationships with Universal Technical Institute. After 25 years in public education as a teacher, coach and high school administrator, Steven moved on to higher education as a Director of Admissions with DeVry University in Kansas City and the Art Institutes in Lenexa, KS before coming to UTI. He is heavily involved with SkillsUSA and FFA. He also works with the American School Counselor Association and ACTE. He is a member of the Coalition for Career Development in Washington, DC, Board Member of the Alabama STEM Coalition, Board Member of the Texas Industrial Vocational Association and the Association of Workforce Boards in Washington, DC. He was asked to represent the transportation industry at the National FFA Convention as a featured speaker. He is active with several state school counselor associations and speaks regularly at their events on the need for career and technical education. He has recently become involved with Homeschool Education and has worked with the Great Homeschool Conventions as a speaker. Steven holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, a second Master’s Degree in Secondary School Administration and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Jack Burke

Director High School Recruiting

Jack Burke is the Director of High School Recruiting at Porter and Chester Institute and YTI Career Institute working with their 11 Campuses located in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.  He knows firsthand the importance of maintaining excellence and high standards while helping students find a good fit with their career options after graduation. Jack has served in several management positions over 34 years including Executive Director/ Vice President, Corporate Director of Admissions/Marketing, Senior Career Program Specialist, Executive Committee and Board of Directors member. He is a life-long learner and in addition to his BA degree in psychology has taken many professional development courses, educational seminars, classes and multifaceted training to fulfill his mission in life. As Jack says, “I consider myself extremely fortunate, for both my family and I, to have such a career that is personally fulfilling and very gratifying by helping students succeed and create for themselves a brighter future. “