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Tom Leppert, President And COO, Kaplan, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational services and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO), today announced the appointment of Thomas C. Leppert as president and chief operating officer.

Tom Leppert, President and COO, Kaplan, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Tom Leppert, President and COO, Kaplan, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

A former mayor of Dallas, chairman and CEO of The Turner Corporation, the largest commercial builder in the United States, and McKinsey & Co. principal, Leppert brings deep and extensive business and public sector experience to Kaplan. As president and COO, Leppert will assume day-to-day oversight of the company’s operating divisions: Kaplan Test Prep and Kaplan Higher Education in the United States, and Kaplan International based in London, UK and with operations across Europe, Asia, and Australia. He will report to Kaplan Chairman and CEO Andrew S. Rosen.

Rosen said: “Tom’s exceptional track record of accomplishments in both private business and the public sector makes him an ideal choice to help position Kaplan for sustained growth in a period of dynamic change and opportunity in the educational marketplace. He has been enormously successful in multiple industries and roles, always based on integrity and quality.”

Leppert said: “Over the years, as a leader in both the public and private sector, as well as in my personal life, I have developed a deep commitment to education. I understand its importance to the future of our country and the world, and I have seen how education has the power to transform lives. This opportunity to be personally involved in influencing education, to improve individual lives, and to help lead a company that is changing the educational landscape at a time when our country and the world needs educational innovation, is unique and compelling.”

Tom Leppert was the mayor of Dallas, TX, the ninth largest city in the United States, from 2007-2011. In that role, Leppert aggressively pursued policies that dramatically improved the quality of life in Dallas. In the areas of public safety, economic development, education, and the environment, Dallas emerged as one of the focal points in the nation. He was actively involved in education, pioneering a number of innovative educational programs.

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