Friday, November 13, 2015 - 11:45am - 12:30pm
Brett Frazier serves as the leader of Business Development for Pearson’s Online Learning Services division. In this capacity, he and his team collaborate with university clients to help develop, support and sustain online programs by leveraging all of Pearson’s resources – including those of the company’s newly acquired Embanet division. With over 14 years of experience in P-20 education, Frazier has a special interest in ensuring that a company’s solutions align to its customers’ goals and metrics, along with the identification and sharing of industry best practices to help drive client success. Prior to joining Pearson, Frazier served as executive vice president of Sales for EverFi, Inc., a Washington, D.C. based education technology company that is focused on providing critical life skills to K-12 students, college students, and adults. Frazier’s tenure in the education space includes time in a number of client facing executive leadership roles. He served as senior vice president of Global Sales for Blackboard Learn, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Knowledge Universe Education, and vice president of Account Management at eCollege, now a division of Pearson PLC. Frazier holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Anne. Together, they enjoy weekends on their boat in the Chesapeake Bay, and they try to fit in some personal travel and sightseeing in between his rather active work travel schedule.
Dan Viele a professor of Accounting, currently serves Maryville University in St. Louis as Dean of the School of Adult and Online Education. Previously, he served at Webster University as associate vice president for Academic Affairs and Director of its Online Learning Center, chair of the Business Department, and was the director of Online Programs for the School of Business and Technology. Viele has been instrumental in the development of online programs and distance learning initiatives in higher education since 1998. He earned his B.A. in accounting from the University of Illinois – Springfield, and his M.S. in management accounting from Colorado State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). For his leadership role in pioneering online teaching and learning, Webster University presented him with a Presidential Recognition Award and in 2002 he received the university's highest honor, the Kemper Excellence in Teaching Award. Viele is co-author of the McGraw-Hill text Accounting: What the Numbers Mean, now in its 10th edition, which has been adopted by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide and which has been adapted for Australia and translated into Chinese. Viele enjoys sports of all kind, boating, and a good book.
As managing director and chief planning officer of the Quality MattersTM program, Deb Adair has managed its development from a grant project to a self-supporting, widely-adopted national program for quality assurance in online learning serving more than 740 colleges and universities, education-related organizations, government entities, and K-12 institutions. Adair has more than 20 years’ experience in higher education, in faculty and administration, as well as non-profit leadership and management consulting.