Edward L. Hanapole, 39, was named Chief Information Officer, it was announced today by Andrew S. Rosen, Kaplan’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Hanapole will be based at Kaplan, Inc.’s Fort Lauderdale, FL offices and serve as the information and technology visionary for Kaplan’s diverse educational businesses, which include higher education, test prep, professional training and K12 programs.

“Edward brings extensive technology experience to this newly created position,” said Rosen. “Kaplan is committed to serving our students through a variety of convenient and accessible channels that best help them achieve their individual academic and career goals.”

Hanapole will oversee the company’s corporate technology applications and set best practices and standards for the company’s individual businesses. Together with the chief technology officers at each business unit, Hanapole will help shape Kaplan’s content development and delivery strategy to best suit the needs of the company’s more than 1 million annual students worldwide.

Prior to joining Kaplan, Hanapole served as Chief Information Officer for Star TV based in Hong Kong, one of the largest broadcast media companies in Asia and part of News Corporation. He worked earlier for the company in its New York headquarters in 2006 as Vice President of Global Technology.

Hanapole served in a variety of executive positions at IBM from 1999 to 2006, where he was involved on a range of projects involving customers in broadcasting, publishing, telecommunications, digital media and sports. Earlier in his career, Hanapole worked as Chief Information Officer for the New York Times Digital group and held positions with Simon & Schuster and the Standard & Poor’s division of the McGraw Hill Companies.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Management at Syracuse University in 1992.

About Kaplan

Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K through 12. Kaplan is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) and its largest and fastest-growing division. For more information, please visit www.kaplan.com.

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