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Our Team

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Justin McMorrow

President

Justin has worked in education for almost 20 years. During his tenure he has helped found an Institute for Education Best Practices, successfully help grow and sell eCollege to Pearson Education and start two more ed tech companies. He is passionate about changing higher education.

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Cindy Chicota

VP - Retention Services

Ingrained in the education technology industry for more than 20 years, Cindy specializes in providing outstanding service to partners, based on relationship development and personalized student support. Building on previous positions with eCollege and TopSchool, Cindy works with colleges and universities to recruit and retain students for online programs

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Matt Sieger

VP - Enrollment Services

Matt started in admissions the day he graduated from Trinity University and continues to build on his experience today at Elsmere Education. Creating admissions and recruiting programs that deliver for partners is at the core of Matt's work and builds on his 20+ years of leadership in alumni and financial management.

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Bill Johnson

VP - Marketing

Bill Johnson has been working as the Vice President of Marketing since November 2018. Bill oversees all marketing efforts by providing creative direction, managing client relationships, and identifying new promotional opportunities to ensure marketing objectives are met. He enjoys the authentic and supportive work environment that is focused on supporting clients and students. Bill has run 15 marathons, including the Boston, New York, Chicago, and Marine Corps Marathon. 

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Hannah Wright

Director of Enrollment Services

Hannah joined the Enrollment team in July of 2017 and currently works as the Director of Enrollment Services. She manages a team of Enrollment Counselors and provides guidance and feedback to improve daily operations of enrollment services. Hannah’s favorite thing about Elsmere is her talented, motivating, and intelligent colleagues (and the unlimited LaCroix). She has also run two marathons, is really good at catching food in her mouth, and loves hot dogs.

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Josh Jones

Director of Enrollment Services

Josh joined the Enrollment team as a Director of Enrollment Services in September. He manages a team of Enrollment Counselors and provides guidance and feedback to improve daily operations of enrollment services. Josh enjoys the fun and positive energy in the office and believes EEI provides a great platform with accessible options for the non-traditional student population. He also comes from a very large family of 11 siblings.

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Dr. Linda Passamaneck

Director of Academic Services

Director of Academic Services Dr. Linda Passamaneck has been with Elsmere since 2016. Linda manages the strategic planning and implementation of online programs, develops new courses, and ensures existing courses are being managed effectively. She enjoys working with a great team and assisting universities in delivering quality online programs.

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Lindsey Manning

Director of Student Success

Lindsey, the Director of Student Success, started with Elsmere in June of 2016. Lindsey manages a team of Student Success Counselors to ensure that current students are receiving the support needed to complete their online degree programs. She loves interacting with students and helping them accomplish a major life goal. Lindsey brings a first-hand perspective when overseeing students, as she recently completed her M.L.S in Indigenous Peoples Law from OU.

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Ryan Lassila

Director of Finance

Ryan joined the Elsmere team in October as the Director of Finance. Ryan oversees all department budgets, monitors financial performance, and tracks company cash flow. He enjoys the collaborative environment and the opportunity to enhance future generations’ learning experiences. Ryan also played collegiate tennis and was ranked top 20 nationally in doubles and singles during his senior year.

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Todd Banning

Director of Technology

Todd started in January as the Director of Technology. He manages the company database and ensures the proper function of all daily operations relating to technologic systems. Todd loves being able to offer creative and effective solutions to operational and technological challenges that improve the efficiency of the company. He has also visited 14 of 30 MLB stadiums, and plans to visit the rest in the next three years.

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Aly Sutherlin

Student Success Counselor

Aly joined EEI’s Retention Team as a Student Success Counselor in January. Aly works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. She loves helping students accomplish their goals. In addition to her time at Elsmere, Aly works for a local kickball league.

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Angie Kennedy

Enrollment Counselor

Angie has been working as an Enrollment Counselor since October. As an enrollment counselor, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Angie loves the teamwork that makes the dream work at Elsmere. She also lived in overseas for 10 years, formerly taught as an ESL video English teacher, and is a fur mom to a Havanese named Sushi.

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Annie Hawthorne

Enrollment Counselor

Annie joined the Enrollment team as an Enrollment Counselor in November. As an enrollment counselor, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Annie is a big fan of the office candy bowl and loves how everyone has each other’s back at the office. Annie also used to catch passes from Russell Wilson when she was little and claims to have taught him everything he knows.

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Anthony Boulier

Instructional Designer

Anthony has been working with the Retention team as an Instructional Designer since July. He assists in the development of new programs and ensuring the quality of existing courses. Anthony enjoys being able to create learning tools for adult learners. He also designed fan art that went viral and was featured on the front page of Mashable and Reddit.

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Ashley Gunson

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Ashley has been working as the Office Manager/Executive Assistant since December 2017. Ashley provides administrative support throughout the office and ensures that daily operations are handled in a timely manner. Her favorite part about working at EEI is the culture. Prior to moving to Denver, Ashley lived in New York City for 10 years.

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Conner Lewis

Digital Marketing Strategist

Conner joined the Elsmere Marketing team in April as the Digital Marketing Strategist. He designs creative assets and manages the social media presence for the company and its clients. Conner enjoys the opportunity to facilitate educational growth and loves the culture of Elsmere. Additionally, he won the 5th grade spelling bee, correctly spelling the word “succeed”.

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Kaki Mayhall

Enrollment Counselor

Kaki has been working as an Enrollment Counselor since February of 2017. As an enrollment counselor, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Kaki loves working with the awesome people at Elsmere. She also lived in Australia for a year, and claims to enjoy hot dogs more than her colleague Hannah.

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Kevin Alt

Enrollment Counselor

Kevin started at Elsmere as an Enrollment Counselor in February. In this role, he assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Having dressed up as an elf, Santa, and a Scotsman (complete with kilt), Kevin is quite fond of the costumes from Elsmere’s Spirit week. Before he started with Elsmere, Kevin lived in China for 5 years, and somehow never went to the Great Wall.

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Lauren Meyer

Student Success Counselor

Lauren has been working as a Student Success Counselor since July. In her role, she works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. Lauren believes the student-first culture and goals are the most enjoyable aspects of her job. Prior to starting with Elsmere, Lauren taught English in South Korea for a year.

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Lizzie Edwards

Enrollment Counselor

Lizzie has been working as an Enrollment Counselor since February. As an enrollment counselor, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Lizzie loves working with her supportive and entertaining colleagues. She also once took a Sociology class with U.S. Olympian Michelle Kwan, and lived in the same town as Amanda Knox in Italy.

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Mackenzie Royal

Enrollment Counselor

Mackenzie has  been working as an Enrollment Counselor since April of 2017. As an Enrollment Counselor, Mackenzie assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. She loves making a difference in people’s future and helping them navigate the challenges of getting back to school. Mackenzie is also a two-time national archery champion.

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Noel Torres

Enrollment Counselor

Noel joined the Elsmere team as an Enrollment Counselor in June. Noel assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. He loves the camaraderie between his co-workers, and enjoys how helpful and hardworking his colleagues are. Noel is also a published poet, and is currently writing his first novel.

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Stephanie Hamer

Enrollment Counselor

Stephanie has been working as an Enrollment Counselor since February. In her role, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Stephanie enjoys the culture of Elsmere, and feels lucky to work with such awesome, like-minded people. She also likes the snacks. Stephanie is a slightly above average skier, sub-9-minute mile runner, and loves dogs (but only from a distance).