Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a nation’s leading provider of post-secondary education and a leading healthcare educator, has appointed Blake Simpson as senior vice president, sustainability and chief communications officer, effective December 5. In this newly created role, Simpson will lead global corporate communications, including investor, government and media relations, and sustainability. She will be responsible for developing and executing Adtalem’s corporate brand and communications strategy, and bringing Adtalem’s compelling story to customers, shareholders, employees and communities worldwide.
“I am pleased to welcome Blake as we move into the next phase of Adtalem’s growth and transformation,” said Steve Beard, President and CEO of Adtalem. “Her broad communications experience and strategic storytelling skills will play a crucial role in shaping our company’s story, deepening the commitment of all stakeholders and realizing our ambitious vision.”
Simpson has built and grown some of the world’s best-known brands by harnessing the power of responsible storytelling and creating consistent and compelling inside-out narratives. With more than 20 years of experience, she has deep-rooted expertise in supporting large-scale corporate strategies, leaders, employees, consumers and communities through impactful strategic communications. Most recently, Simpson was Senior Vice President, Communications, Impact, Events, Access and Creative at Under Armour, Inc. Simpson played a key role in strengthening Under Armor’s reputation and enhancing the category’s global communications and events strategy to deliver a consistent and… ensure compelling messaging delivery across earned and owned channels and help drive revenue. Prior to Under Armour, Simpson was vice president of public affairs and communications at CKE Restaurants, Inc., where she led the teams responsible for developing and managing brand marketing. corporate, internal and employee communications; crisis and change management communication; and social media strategy. Her previous work includes various leadership positions in strategic communications for brands such as Levi Strauss & Co., Yahoo and NBC News. Simpson is also a founding member of CHIEF, a TEDx speaker, and was inducted into PRWeek’s 2021 Hall of Femme.
“I’m honored to be driving the next chapter of my career stronger than ever,” said Simpson, chief communications officer, Adtalem. “At Adtalem, I will contribute to the mission-driven focus of empowering a diverse learning community to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to their communities. To be part of a community that is a Best Diversity Employer and committed to bringing a diverse talent of healthcare professionals to the global stage is an honor and a privilege.”
Simpson received her Master of Science in Journalism from Boston University and her Bachelor of Science in Comparative Politics from the University of California at Davis.
About Adtalem Global Education
Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE) is a national leader in post-secondary education and a leading provider of healthcare professionals. With a dedicated focus on delivering strong outcomes that improve employee readiness, Adtalem empowers a diverse learner population to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to their communities. Adtalem is the umbrella organization of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and Walden University. Adtalem’s family of institutions has more than 300,000 alumni and 10,000 employees. Adtalem was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek in 2021 and one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes in 2021 and 2022. Follow Adtalem further Twitter @adtalemglobalLinkedIn or visit Adtalem.com for more information.