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Jack Maykoski
President and CEO

Jack Maykoski holds the position of President and CEO at Graduate School USA. Previously, he served as Vice President for Training and Program Management with oversight for leadership development and government training services, contract administration, and customer service. With more than thirty years in the fields of professional development and training, and international development, Mr. Maykoski has extensive experience leading results-oriented capacity-building programs and providing technical assistance in many regions of the world. He has served on a number of boards and is currently President of the International Consortium for Government Financial Management.

Prior to his career with Graduate School USA, Mr. Maykoski worked for the U.S. Peace Corps in several capacities: as Country Director for three countries; as Chief of Operations in Washington, DC; and as a training director supporting Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the world.

Mr. Maykoski holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota.

Graduate School USA Key Officials

Robert Kies
Chief Financial Officer
Over a span of more than 30 years in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors, Bob has held positions of progressive responsibility in administration, budgeting, and accounting. Before entering the financial world, he served in the United States Army and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute. Bob graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland University College with a B.S. in Business.

Lorenzo Hester
Director, Human Capital Management
Lorenzo Hester is an accomplished Human Resources professional with over 25 years of experience. He holds both the Senior Professional Human Resource (SPHR) and Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications.

Previously, Dr. Hester has held Executive HR positions with the following organizations: Melwood, America Red Cross, Smith & Nephew, Inc., Bon Secours Health System of Baltimore, and The City of Baltimore Department of Public Works. He received a B.A. in Finance from University of Memphis; an MBA from Union University; and earned his doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.

James Green, J.D.
General Counsel
James Green serves as General Counsel of Graduate School USA. Mr. Green retired from the federal government in 2007 with over 37 years as an attorney and executive, having served at the Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, and, most recently, with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). At OPM, he was responsible for legal analysis, litigation, and policy integration involving federal human resource programs affecting over nine million federal employees, retirees, and dependents. He became a member of the Senior Executive Service in 1986.

Mr. Green was named first career Deputy General Counsel in the history of OPM, where he frequently acted as General Counsel. He received the SES Meritorious Rank Award from President Bush in 2005. He earned a B.S. degree (cum laude) from Boston University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the bars of the State of New York and the District of Columbia.

Kim Price-Harwood
Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service
Kim Price-Harwood serves as Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service for Graduate School USA. In this capacity, she is responsible for providing strategic vision, direction and implementation of the core external interactions that help drive organizational success. This includes articulating the vision in tangible ways that translate into actionable activities in the areas of Marketing and Communications and Customer Service, including visibility and brand recognition, customer satisfaction and enhancing the customer experience.

Prior to joining Graduate School USA, Kim was a member of the senior strategic communications team at LeapFrog Solutions. She has also held senior marketing positions at companies such as Verizon Federal Markets and Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR). Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from American University and a Master of Science degree in Marketing Management from University of Maryland University College.

Lesha Montford-Gregory
Vice President of Evening and Weekend Programs
Lesha Montford-Gregory serves as the Vice President of Evening and Weekend programs for Graduate School USA. In this role, she is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and support for the planning and operations of the department, and develop and maintain high-quality non-credit and workforce development programs that meet the needs of adult learners, community and partners.

During her tenure at Graduate School USA, Lesha has worked as the Interim Chief Academic Officer, Dean of Students, and Director of Enrollment Management and Student Support Services. Prior to rejoining Graduate School USA, she worked at Tulsa Community College’s Northeast campus as the Dean of Student Affairs.

Lesha holds a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and master of science degree in Family Studies from Amberton University.

Al Tyree
Vice President of Business Relations and Learning Solutions
Al Tyree has over 20 years of experience in Training, Organizational Development, Business Development and Marketing. Al leads a team of Business Development professionals charged with expanding the Graduate School USA’s business by selling professional development experiences across a variety of sectors and work environments. These experiences include professional development offerings, such as workshops and training, as well as more consultative custom solutions centered on leadership and organizational development.