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Education Management Announces the Appointment of Carol DiBattiste as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer



 Education Management Announces the Appointment of Carol DiBattiste as Senior
               Vice President, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 21, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Education Management Corporation
(NASDAQ: EDMC) today announced the appointment of Carol DiBattiste to the
newly created position of Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Compliance
Officer, with responsibility for oversight of all compliance matters and legal
affairs at the company. She will join Education Management on March 18, and
will report directly to Edward H. West, President and Chief Executive Officer,
as well as to the Board of Directors in her role as Chief Compliance Officer.

Ms. DiBattiste is a recognized expert in compliance and enterprise risk
management and brings extensive legal, compliance and leadership experience
from both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she held the position
of Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
for Geeknet, a publicly traded e-commerce business where she developed
enterprise risk management and compliance programs. In addition, she has
served in privacy, security, compliance and legal roles at Reed Elsevier and
ChoicePoint, Inc., where she was General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer.
Previously, Ms. DiBattiste was a partner in the international law firm of
Holland & Knight where her specialties included government relations,
corporate diversity counseling, and civil and criminal litigation. 

In the public sector, Ms. DiBattiste served in many senior executive positions
in the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security. Among her many
distinguished roles, she served as the Under Secretary of the United States
Air Force, Department of Defense, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, where she led
a $70 billion, 710,000 military and civilian department responsible for
recruiting, training and education, and readiness, and earlier as Principal
Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Navy. She was also the Deputy
Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department
of Homeland Security, where she led a $5.3 billion, 55,000-employee agency,
responsible for securing the transportation sector post 9/11 to ensure the
free movement of people and commerce. In the Department of Justice, she served
as a federal prosecutor and also as the Deputy United States Attorney in the
Southern District of Florida, the Director of the Department of Justice's
Office of Legal Education, and the Director of the Executive Office for United
States Attorneys.

"Carol has demonstrated an abiding commitment to integrity, accountability and
success throughout her distinguished career in the public and private
sectors," said Edward H. West, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Education Management. "She brings tremendous experience and leadership skills
in compliance, risk management and corporate governance that will help
Education Management build upon our dedication to operating with the highest
possible standards of ethical behavior, transparency and compliance. We look
forward to welcoming Carol to the Company."

"I am honored to be joining a team of seasoned executives at Education
Management that is so committed to education and the success of the students
and graduates of its colleges and universities," said Ms. DiBattiste.

Throughout the course of her career, Ms. DiBattiste has received numerous
accolades for her work and accomplishments. In 2012, she was appointed by the
Secretary of Defense to the Defense Legal Policy Board, and was also
competitively selected for the 2012 DirectWomen Board Institute. She was named
to Georgia's Top Lawyers by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2007. In 2005, she
received the TSA's Honor Award, in 2001, she received both the Department of
Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the Department of Air Force
Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and in 1994, the Department of the Navy
Distinguished Public Service Award. She has also served on the Board of the
National Center for Victims of Crime.

Ms. DiBattiste graduated with a B.A. from LaSalle University, and has a J.D.
from Temple University School of Law and an LL.M. from Columbia University
School of Law. In addition, she has completed the Strategic Leadership Program
at Harvard Business School and retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank
of Major.

About Education Management
Education Management (www.edmc.edu), with approximately 132,000 students as
of October 2012, is among the largest providers of post-secondary education
in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue, with a total of 110
locations in 32 U.S. states and Canada.  We offer academic programs to our
students through campus-based and online instruction, or through a combination
of both.  We are committed to offering quality academic programs and strive to
improve the learning experience for our students.  Our educational
institutions offer students the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate
degrees and certain specialized non-degree diplomas in a broad range of
disciplines, including media arts, health sciences, design, psychology and
behavioral sciences, culinary, business, fashion, legal, education and
information technology.

SOURCE Education Management

Website: http://www.edmc.edu
Contact: Jacquelyn P. Muller, +1-412-995-7262
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