CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading global education provider, today announced that Gena Ashe has been named senior vice president, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary of the company, effective May 30, 2017. She will serve on the company’s executive leadership team, reporting to president and CEO, Lisa Wardell, and will be responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of all legal matters impacting the enterprise worldwide.
“I am pleased to welcome Gena to the leadership team,” said Lisa Wardell, president and CEO of Adtalem. “Gena brings extensive strategic and global legal expertise to the role of chief legal officer. Her breadth of experience in law department optimization, talent development, mergers and acquisitions, board governance and compliance, combined with her success in counseling companies through periods of transformation, will be instrumental in helping Adtalem reach its strategic objectives.”
Most recently, Ashe was executive vice president, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary for BrightView Landscapes LLC (formerly The Brickman Group, Ltd. LLC), the country’s largest landscape maintenance and construction company with more than $2 billion in annual revenues, 22,000 employees and a multi-national scope. At BrightView, she was responsible for all legal, compliance and risk management matters impacting the enterprise, including all corporate governance, board affairs, and mergers and acquisitions activity, and for leading the company’s environment, health and safety function. Prior to her tenure at BrightView, she held senior legal leadership positions in companies across a diverse portfolio of business sectors, including: Darden Restaurants, Inc., AT&T/Lucent Technologies, Inc. and The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). While at PBS, Ashe led the legal department as deputy general counsel and served as chief regulatory counsel. She began her legal career as an attorney with IBM Corporation after initially working with the company as an electrical engineer and scientist.
Ashe holds a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in Physics from Spelman College. She serves on the board of directors of XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a global provider of transportation and logistics solutions and is also a member of the law advisory board of the Georgetown University Law Center, the board of trustees of Spelman College and the board of directors of the National Black MBA Association.
About Adtalem Global Education
The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.