Patrick Albert joined Concorde in February 2011 as CFO, and was appointed president in July 2012. Patrick has held positions on the boards of several non-profit and for-profit educational institutions, and is a strong advocate of expanding access to higher education for all - particularly for those with the greatest need.
Patrick brings with him 24 years of corporate management and finance experience, leading companies with strong, participative leadership and building a culture of professionalism while executing financially responsible growth. Prior to joining Concorde, Patrick was the CFO and COO of an International University System that expanded access to education in Latin America to over 80,000 students - both online and presential. His experience also includes almost two decades with General Electric, holding senior roles in financial services, medical equipment manufacturing, and the manufacturing of advanced materials.
Patrick obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics from Union College, and a cross-border Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and the Wharton School.
Ryan Snyder serves as the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for all financial aspects of the company as well as student financial aid and facilities. Ryan joined Concorde in April 2011.
Ryan has over 16 years of finance experience working for large, multinational companies including Hostess Brands, KPMG, and Arthur Andersen. Prior to joining Concorde, Ryan was vice president and controller of Hostess Brands. During his time at KPMG and Arthur Andersen, Ryan served primarily manufacturing, real estate, and pharmaceutical clients. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders, a school and day habilitation facility for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri–Columbia.
Bob brings to Concorde 24 years of experience managing IT in healthcare and higher education; the last 13 years he spent in the role of CIO for five colleges/universities seeking to transition through major system changes. With an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Science, Bob completed his MBA with an emphasis on IT Management, and has nearly completed his Ph.D. in Technology Management through a consortium program at both Indiana State and Bowling Green State Universities.
Pat Debold holds the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs for Concorde. Pat has been with Concorde a total of 20 years and has over 35 years of experience in the field of education.
Pat has taught math and science at both college and high school levels. He has been an Academic Dean and Campus President for both diploma and associate degree schools. His current projects include standardizing curriculums across the chain of schools and developing math and bachelor degree programs for the allied health field. In addition to his academics endeavors, Pat enjoys a private business in antiquities and environmental science, while still finding time for a small farm in Ottawa, Kansas.
Pat has Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biology and Anthropology from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in Anthropology and Education. He had started his Ph.D. program in Anthropology at the University of Kansas before going into the Education field.
Harry Dotson is the Vice President Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance for Concorde. His specific responsibilities include corporate-wide compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations and institutional accreditation standards, oversight of institutional accreditation activities, and federal and state regulatory and political actions that affect operations of the company. He is also responsible for the company's Internal Controls processes and Quality Assurance initiatives.
Harry has worked at the campus and corporate level in a variety of for-profit career school settings that include various types of ownership like sole proprietorship, publicly traded corporations, and private equity firms. He has experience overseeing degree and diploma programs ranging from allied health, business and technology, to the allied trades. Harry is a retired U.S. Army Officer. He served in multiple assignments in positions of increasing responsibilities. His primary specialization was in the area of multifunctional logistics. He successfully led organizations with complex missions in support of U.S. and NATO forces.
Harry has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master of Science degree in Adult Education from Kansas State University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Jami Frazier serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs. In her role, she is responsible for all programs related to student retention and graduate employment. Jami joined Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. in November 2007 as the National Director of Student Services. In December 2008, was promoted to Vice president of Student Services and in March of 2011 to Vice President of Student Affairs.
Prior to joining Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., Jami spent 8 years serving in the higher education division of Kaplan, Inc. During her tenure, Jami's roles included Director of Finance, Director of Operations, and Campus President. Prior to her time in proprietary post secondary education, she worked in secondary education for ACCESS, a non-profit organization. As an ACCESS Advisor, Jami facilitated after school mentoring programs, college visits and advising sessions for college admittance.
Jami holds a degree from the University of Nebraska in Human Resources with an emphasis in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Sherrie Martin joined Concorde as the Vice President of Marketing and Advertising in 2008. Sherrie oversees all marketing efforts targeting organic growth strategies, communications and new business development for Concorde, as well as integrated direct response advertising efforts.
Sherrie has worked in corporate marketing and advertising for over 17 years, and has managed post-secondary marketing efforts for many large proprietary post secondary educators such as Career Education Corporation, Corinthian Colleges CDI Division, and Rasmussen Colleges. Prior to joining Concorde, Sherrie held the positions of Vice President of Client Strategy and Vice President of Media Services at Datamark, as well as Vice President at Kelly/Brady Advertising - a specialized marketing agency serving proprietary postsecondary education.
Sherrie worked toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Performing Arts from Southern Connecticut State University, and attended Paier College of Art in Connecticut.
Janice Pinson leads the team responsible for developing and implementing Concorde's human resources strategy to support building a culture based on core values, growth, and development. This includes the areas of human resources, compensation and benefits, payroll, and training.
Before joining Concorde in July 2011, Janice served as Vice President of Human Investment for Searles Valley Minerals, a mining and mineral manufacturing company, where she was responsible for Human Resources, Training, Safety, Security, and Environmental. Over the past 25 years she has held progressive leadership roles in Human Resources, Training, Organization Development, Staffing, Marketing, and Strategic Planning. Janice has experience inside Fortune 500 companies and in management consulting as well as a few years as a freelance consultant. She has led major organizational change through extensive leadership development programs and strategy implementation.
Janice has an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree from the University of Illinois.
Jim Thompson was appointed Vice President of Development for Concorde in January 2009. In his role, he is responsible for managing the implementation of new academic programs across the Concorde system. Jim originally joined Concorde in March 2008 as a Regional Academic Affairs Specialist.
Jim has been involved in higher education for more than 15 years. Before Concorde, he held the positions of Program Director, Academic Dean, and Campus President with Kaplan University and National American University. He began his career in education as an adjunct instructor at the Des Moines Area Community College. Before working in education, Jim spent 10 years managing hospitality organizations and seven years as an Executive Recruiter in the fields of Healthcare and Information Technology.
Jim has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Business Administration from Miami University.
Mike Wimer joined Concorde as the Vice President of Admissions in April 2011. In his role, Mike is responsible for student admissions at all Concorde campus locations. He works with Corporate Senior Management, Campus Presidents, Admissions Directors, and other campus personnel in an effort to assist Concorde in achieving all campuses' growth goals.
Prior to Concorde, Mike worked for Career Education Corporation and DeVry University for a total of 17 years. During his tenure at DeVry, Mike worked as an Admissions Representative, Director of Admissions, Director of Development for New Schools, Regional Director of Admissions, and Vice President of Admissions for the Eastern Region. In addition to his 14 years at DeVry University, he was Vice President of Admissions for Career Education Corporation from 2008 to 2011.
Mike has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Indianapolis.