Education Management Corporation
Tony currently serves as Senior Vice President—External Affairs at Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corporation (EDMC) (www.edmc.edu). EDMC’s post-secondary institutions include The Art Institutes, Argosy University, Brown Mackie Colleges, South University, and the Western State College of Law. A member of EDMC’s Management Committee, Tony’s responsibilities include oversight of regulatory affairs and compliance, government and public affairs, and strategic development for 107 school locations in 32 U.S. states and Canada.
Prior to joining EDMC in 2002, Tony served as the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Pennsylvania Culinary Institute from 1999. Prior to that he was an attorney with Buchanan Ingersoll, a law firm based in Pittsburgh, being elected as a shareholder in 1994. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton (B.S., Accounting, 1982, magna cum laude) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1986, Law Review). He is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and various federal and state courts and has passed the CPA licensure examination in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Tony is a member of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, having been appointed by the Speaker Pro Tempore of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009 to serve a term that expires in September 2012. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities from 2005 through 2011, and he currently serves as co-chair of its Federal Legislative Affairs Committee.
Tony speaks frequently at higher education events and conferences on issues concerning higher education policy, regulations and compliance. He is lead author on an article entitled Higher Education’s Gainful Employment and 90/10 Rules: Unintended “Scarlet Letters” for Minority, Low-Income, and Other At-Risk Students that was recently published in the Winter 2012 edition of the University of Chicago Law Review, 79 U. Chi. L. Rev. 131 (2012), a Symposium: Understanding Education in the United States.
Tony resides with his wife Carol and their family in Pittsburgh, PA.
PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 million unemployed and 90 million underemployed Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.