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American Public Education Inc (APEI.OQ)

APEI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Barbara Fast

63 2015 Independent Chairperson of the Board

Wallace Boston

62 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Sunderland

56 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Beckett

49 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Amy Panzarella

42 2016 Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Community Affairs

Eric Andersen

55 2012 Independent Director

Jean Halle

58 2006 Independent Director

Barbara Kurshan

68 2014 Independent Director

Timothy Landon

54 2009 Independent Director

Westley Moore

38 2013 Independent Director

William Robinson

52 2016 Independent Director

Chris Symanoskie

Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Barbara Fast

Maj. Gen. Barbara G. Fast is the Independent Chairperson of the Board of American Public Education, Inc. Maj. Gen. Fast has served on our Board since May 2009, was appointed Vice-Chairperson of the Board in August 2014 and was appointed Chairperson in June 2015. MG (Ret) Fast also serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors Hondros College of Nursing. She is the President and CEO of BGF Enterprises LLC. She served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Engagements, CGI Federal, from June 2014 to September 2016. Prior to that she served as Senior Vice President, Army Defense and Intelligence Programs, CGI Federal, beginning in November 2012. Prior to that she served as Vice President of Operations and Intelligence, CGI Federal, from June 2011. Previously she was the Vice President of Cyber and Information Solutions at The Boeing Company, which she joined in August 2008. MG (Ret) Fast retired from the Army in July 2008 after a 32-year career. Her most recent posts included: Deputy Director, Army Capabilities and Requirements Center, Training and Doctrine Command, from July 2007 until June 2008; Deputy and, later, Commanding General for the United States Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, Arizona, from August 2004 until June 2007; and Director of Intelligence, Multinational Forces — Iraq (Baghdad, Iraq) from July 2003 until July 2004. MG (Ret) Fast currently serves on the board of directors of several government and private organizations.

Wallace Boston

Dr. Wallace E. Boston, Jr. is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of American Public Education, Inc. He joined us in September 2002 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of APUS. From June 2004 to July 2016, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of APEI as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of APUS. In July 2016, Dr. Boston ceased serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of APUS, but continues to hold his position as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of APEI. From August 2001 to April 2002, Dr. Boston served as Chief Financial Officer of Sun Healthcare Group. From July 1998 to May 2001, Dr. Boston served as Chief Operating Officer and, later, President of NeighborCare, Inc. From February 1993 to May 1998, Dr. Boston served as Vice President of Finance and later, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development of Manor Healthcare Corporation, now Manor Care, Inc. From November 1985 to December 1992, Dr. Boston served as Chief Financial Officer of Meridian Healthcare.

Richard Sunderland

Mr. Richard W. Sunderland, Jr. CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of American Public Education, Inc. He joined us in February 2011 as a consultant and became Senior Vice President of Finance of APUS in December 2012. Effective January 1, 2014, Mr. Sunderland was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of APEI. Prior to joining APUS, Mr. Sunderland served as the Chief Financial Officer of NovaSom, Inc. from 2008 to 2010. In addition, Mr. Sunderland served as Chief Financial Officer of Active Day, Inc. between 2005 and 2008, and in various roles, including as Controller, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, of NeighborCare, Inc. from 1993 to 2004.

Thomas Beckett

Mr. Thomas A. Beckett is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. He joined us in April 2011 as Director, Legal Affairs for APUS, in January 2012 became Vice President, Legal Affairs and, since January 2016, has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for APEI and APUS, and Secretary since June 2016 for APEI. Prior to joining APUS, Mr. Beckett was the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of HealthSport, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, InnoZen, Inc. (now CURE Pharmaceutical) from December 2007 to September 2010. In addition, from 2004 to 2010, Mr. Beckett held various leadership positions at HealthSport and InnoZen. Prior to this, Mr. Beckett was an associate at King & Spalding LLP from 1996 to 1999 and at Holland & Knight LLP from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Beckett began his career in 1989 as a banking officer with First Union National Bank.

Amy Panzarella

Ms. Amy N. Panzarella is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Community Affairs of the Company. She joined us in 2008 as the Manager of Human Resources of APUS, and since July 2016, has served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Community Affairs. Prior to joining APUS, Ms. Panzarella was the Director of Human Resources at DALB, Inc., from September 2006 to February 2008; Employee Relations Manager at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, from April 2003 to September 2006; and Human Resources Generalist at Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc. from December 1995 to June 2002. Ms. Panzarella earned her Senior Professional Human Resource Certification (SPHR) in 2009 and her Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional Certification (SHRM-SCP) in 2014.

Eric Andersen

Mr. Eric C. Andersen is an Independent Director of American Public Education, Inc. Mr. Andersen has served on our Board since June 2012. Mr. Andersen also serves on the board of NWHW Holdings, Inc. as the APEI representative. Mr. Andersen is a partner with Peak Equity, a lower middle market private equity firm that specializes in making investments in enterprise software companies. Prior to joining Peak, Mr. Andersen was a partner at Milestone Partners, a private equity firm, from 2011 to 2015. From 2006 to 2011 Mr. Andersen served as a Managing Director of private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, before which he worked in the consulting industry with IBM Business Consulting Services (BCS), serving as Managing Partner, Asia Pacific responsible for IBM’s business solutions and business process outsourcing business across Asia Pacific, and Managing Partner, Distribution Sector responsible for IBM’s consulting business in the pharmaceutical, retail, consumer goods and travel/transportation industries. Before working with IBM, Mr. Andersen was a senior partner at PwC Consulting, where he served in a variety of positions. Mr. Andersen currently serves on the board of directors of several private companies.

Jean Halle

Ms. Jean C. Halle is an Independent Director of American Public Education Inc., since March 2006. Since 2010, Ms. Halle has worked as an independent consultant. From September 2013 until May 2014 she served as the Acting Chief Operating Officer for Curiosityville, a digital early learning company. From 2002 to 2010, Ms. Halle was the Chief Executive Officer of Calvert Education Services, a provider of accredited distance education programs and educational support services. From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Halle was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of New Business Development for Times Mirror Interactive, a digital media subsidiary of the former Times Mirror Company. From 1986 to 1999, Ms. Halle held a number of positions with The Baltimore Sun Company, including Vice President of New Business Development, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance, President of Homestead Publishing, a subsidiary of The Baltimore Sun Company, and Director of Strategic Planning. From 1983 to 1986, Ms. Halle was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Abell Communications, and Assistant Treasurer of A.S. Abell Company, the former parent company of The Baltimore Sun Company. From 1979 to 1983, Ms. Halle was a Senior Management Consultant with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, now Deloitte, an international accounting and professional services firm.

Barbara Kurshan

Dr. Barbara L. Kurshan is an Independent Director of American Public Education, Inc. Dr. Kurshan has served on our Board since August 2014. Dr. Kurshan is the Executive Director of Academic Innovation and a Senior Fellow in Education at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, a position she has held since 2012. Dr. Kurshan also provides consulting services through Educorp Consultants Corporation, a company she has owned and operated since 1989. Dr. Kurshan received her MS in Computer Science and her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with concentration in Educational Technology from Virginia Tech University and has had a nearly thirty-year career as both an academic and award-winning entrepreneur. She currently serves on the board of directors of two private organizations.

Timothy Landon

Mr. Timothy J. Landon is an Independent Director of American Public Education Inc., since January 2009. Since September 2013, Mr. Landon has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Aggrego, LLC, a venture capital-backed startup focused on building content and ad networks for mobile distribution in the United States, Western Europe, the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Aggrego’s investors are Wrapports, LLC and Digicel Group Limited. From June 2012 until September of 2013, Mr. Landon served as President of Wrapports Ventures, the venture capital and incubator division of Wrapports, LLC, which disrupts and transforms local media using technology. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Landon served as Chief Executive Officer of Landon Company, where he focused on early stage angel investing and consulting for private equity, venture capital and large traditional and online media companies. Mr. Landon worked at Tribune Company for more than 20 years, and served in a variety of positions within the Tribune organization, including as President of Tribune Interactive, Inc. from March 2004 until February 2008, where he was responsible for overall interactive and classified advertising strategy, technology and operations for the Tribune Company, and had leadership roles in starting CareerBuilder.com, Classified Ventures (the holding company of Apartments.com and Cars.com), and other online businesses. In December 2008, the Tribune Company filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Westley Moore

Mr. Westley Moore is an Independent Director of American Public Education Inc., since June 2013. Since 2014, Mr. Moore’s principal occupation has been as the founder and CEO of BridgeEdU. He is also an author, public speaker and television personality through his wholly owned business entities. In television, Mr. Moore has been the Executive Producer and host of the PBS miniseries on returning veterans “Coming Back with Wes Moore.” During 2011, he hosted the television program “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and served as a news analyst for NBC. Prior to that, in 2010, he published a bestselling book, The Other Wes Moore. From 2007 to 2011, he was a securities broker with Citigroup. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Moore worked at the U.S. Department of State as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Previously, Mr. Moore served as a paratrooper and Captain in the U.S. Army from 2005 to 2006, which included a tour of combat duty in Afghanistan. Mr. Moore currently serves as a trustee of the Baltimore Community Foundation, a member of the Board of Overseers of The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and a trustee fellow of Phi Theta Kappa Foundation.

William Robinson

Mr. William G. Robinson, Jr. is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served on our Board since June 2016. Mr. Robinson is executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Sabre Corporation, where he is responsible for leading Sabre’s global human resources organization, including talent management, organizational leadership and culture. Prior to joining Sabre in December 2013, Mr. Robinson served as the senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Coventry Health Care, a diversified managed health care company that then had 14,000 employees, from 2012 to 2013. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Robinson served as senior vice president for human resources at Outcomes Health Information Solutions, a healthcare analytics and information company specializing in the optimization and acquisition of medical records. Prior to that, from 1990 to 2010, he worked for General Electric, where he held several human resources leadership roles in diverse industries including information technology, healthcare, energy and industrial. Most recently, he was the human resources leader within the GE Enterprise Solutions division where he led a global team in an organization of 20,000 employees in 200 locations worldwide.

Chris Symanoskie