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January 29, 2014 Published in Non-Profits, Other News

ECMC Group Board Elects John DePodesta As New Chairman

ECMC Group, a nonprofit corporation that provides services to students and schools in support of higher education and funds an educational foundation, announced the naming of John DePodesta as the new chairman of the board.

After nearly 20 years of service as ECMC Group’s first chairman, Robert A. Stein has stepped down as chairman, but will continue to serve as an emeritus director. Among many other career accomplishments, Stein has served as the dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, executive director and chief operating officer of the American Bar Association, and continues to teach a popular constitutional law course at the University. DePodesta has served on the board with Stein since the establishment of the company in 1994 and is also the chair of the governance and compensation committee. As an entrepreneur, lawyer, business executive and fiduciary, DePodesta’s career has spanned a variety of industries, including telecommunications, transportation, healthcare and education. Throughout his career, he has successfully created, grown and restructured several enterprises, and has served on boards and in governance roles in both the public and private sectors. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

“On behalf of the board, we are deeply grateful for the contributions Bob has made to ECMC Group. His dedication to, and passion for, education and our mission are exemplary. We thank him for his leadership, vision and support,” said DePodesta. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board, management and employees and know that, together, we can accomplish great things to further the company’s mission and the goals of our foundation.”  DePodesta began his service as chairman on January 1, 2014.

About ECMC Group

ECMC Group is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students recognize and realize their potential by investing in, creating and providing innovative education solutions that support schools and improve student educational outcomes. ECMC Foundation, funded by ECMC Group, furthers this mission by assisting people of all ages advance their education goals with a concentration on underserved individuals as well as those who may be the first member of their family to attend college. ECMC Group is headquartered in Oakdale, Minn.

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