CEA CAPA Leadership Directory


Matthew Gold, Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Gold is the CEO of CEA CAPA Education Abroad. Throughout his career, Matthew has used technology, partnerships, ...

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Dr. Martha Johnson, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Martha Johnson is the Executive Vice President and Provost for CEA Study Abroad and CAPA: The Global Education ...

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Andrea Knappich, Chief Financial Officer

Andrea Knappich is a senior finance executive with 25+ years of experience in high-growth organizations, ...

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Ricardo Valencia, Chief Global Inclusion and Impact Officer

Ricardo Lopez Valencia has honed his corporate and ...

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Ben Werth, Executive Vice President of Institutional Partnerships

Ben Werth brings over a decade of experience leading strategic and operational transformation for growth and spent ...

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Shawn Coover, Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Shawn Coover is the Vice President of Global Operations and Human Resources. In this role, he oversees the ...

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Chris DeRusha, Senior Vice President of Information Technology
Chris DeRusha joins CEA CAPA with over 16 years of IT management experience. His career path in IT started at a ...

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Tom Hoof, Senior Vice President of Marketing
Tom is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for CEA CAPA Education Abroad. Tom has served as Vice President of ...

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Craig Kench, Senior Vice President of Global Career and Internship Programs

Based in London, Craig is responsible for the strategic growth, development, implementation, and quality ...

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Caroline Walsh, Senior Vice President of Program Development

Caroline Walsh is responsible for the alignment and growth of CEA’s current product portfolio and expansion into new ...

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Dr. Louis Berends, Dean & Vice President of Academic Partnerships

Dr. Louis “Lou” Berends comes to CEA from Syracuse University where he most recently held positions as Director of ...

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Tim Boubek, Vice President of Institutional Relations, West

Tim Boubek is the Vice President of Strategic Institutional Partnerships. CEA established its Institutional ...

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Dr. Andrea Custodi, Dean & Vice President of Academic and Strategic Initiatives

As Dean & Vice President of Academic and Strategic Initiatives, Dr. Andrea Custodi oversees evaluation and ...

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Dr. Stina M. Dufour, Dean of Global Programs & Academic Administration

Dr. Stina Dufour is the Dean of Global Programs & Academic Administration for CEA CAPA Education Abroad. Dr. Dufour ...

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Paul Hopkinson, Vice President of Institutional Relations - Central

A native of Massachusetts, Paul has been based in Austin, Texas having joined CEA CAPA in 2018 where he works as the ...

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Eryn Kudzinski, Vice President of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management

As Vice President, Eryn oversees and provides strategic leadership to the organization’s health, safety, security ...

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Stacy McKay Benander, Vice President of Institutional Relations - East

Based in the Naples, Florida, Stacy is a veteran of the international education field. Prior to joining CEA CAPA, ...

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Shawna Parker, Vice President of Communications and Partner Marketing

Shawna has worked in international education and related fields for ...

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Peyton Rudolph, Vice President, Growth Marketing & Brand

Based in our Phoenix office, Peyton oversees the CEA CAPA Marketing Department creating strategy behind partner and ...

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Darin Smith-Gaddis, Vice President of Academic Inclusion Strategies

Darin Smith-Gaddis is the Vice President, Institutional Relations and Diversity Initiatives at CEA CAPA. Darin leads ...

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Aaron Yerkes, Vice President of Partnership Development

Aaron joins the CEA team after spending 19 years at the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA). He served the ...

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