Lisa Wardell

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Lisa Wardell is Chairman and CEO, Adtalem Global Education. Adtalem (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading workforce solutions provider and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Lisa previously managed the operations, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy for a diversified holding company with portfolio companies in the financial services, asset management, automotive, entertainment and gaming industries. As a globally focused business professional, Lisa has assisted private and public companies with growth planning and risk oversight during numerous board service positions.

Lisa serves on the boards of American Express (NYSE: AXP), a Fortune 100 company, Lowe’s Home Improvement (NYSE: LOW), a Fortune 50 company, and the NBPA Inc. She is also the vice chair, executive committee of The Business Council, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion and the Fortune CEO Initiative. Additionally, Lisa has been featured on CNBC as well as in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Business Insider, Cheddar and other publications.