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Mr. Chris Symanoskie, IRC

Mr. Chris Symanoskie - American Public University System (APUS)

Vice President, Corporate Communications

As the Vice President of Corporate Communications for American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI), Mr. Symanoskie leads the company’s highly visible and proactive investor relations (IR) program, which is frequently ranked among the top IR programs by Investor Relations Magazine. After joining the company in 2007, Mr. Symanoskie shaped the communications strategy for APEI’s initial public offering, which was the NASDAQ’s second most successful domestic IPO of 2007. Since then, he has guided APEI’s financial communications during a period of rapid industry change.

Prior to joining APEI, Mr. Symanoskie led the investor relations and corporate communications program for Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) – a higher education company with operations in over 16 countries and annual revenues of nearly $2 billion. During his seven-year tenure there, he successfully guided Laureate’s corporate and investor communications through a major corporate strategy shift and several complex acquisitions and divestitures. In addition, he was instrumental in the research, development and launch of the Laureate International Universities brand and visual identity. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Symanoskie was the Manager of Investor Relations for Strayer Education (NASDAQ: STRA), a post-secondary company with campus-based and online operations.

A member of the National Investor Relations Institute, Mr. Symanoskie was the Founding President of its Baltimore Chapter from 2000 to 2006, where he took an active role in providing professional development to the Baltimore-area IR community. He currently serves as a volunteer at the Virginia Tech/APEX Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Symanoskie holds an MBA from Strayer University (1999) and a Bachelor of Science in Economics (1994) from Virginia Tech.