Education Management Deepens Leadership Team with Two New Appointments

    Education Management Deepens Leadership Team with Two New Appointments

Mick J. Beekhuizen to Join as Chief Financial Officer

Joan H. Walker to Lead Corporate Communications

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, April 10, 2013

PITTSBURGH, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Education Management Corporation
(NASDAQ: EDMC) today announced the appointment of two new senior executives.
Mick J. Beekhuizen will join the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer and Joan H. Walker will be appointed as Executive Vice
President, Corporate Communications. In these roles, Mr. Beekhuizen and Ms.
Walker will report directly to Edward H. West, President and Chief Executive

Mr. Beekhuizen and Ms. Walker join the Education Management senior management
team following the recent appointment of Carol A. DiBattiste, Executive Vice
President and Chief Legal & Compliance Officer. These new members of the
senior management team combined with the current operating leadership will
help Education Management tostrengthen its efforts to operate with high
standards and maintain its core values of student success, integrity,
innovation and achievement as the Company evolves in a changing marketplace.

"Mick's experience and skill set will greatly benefit the Company and help us
execute our strategy. Having spent over three years as an active member of the
Education Management Board of Directors, he has a deep understanding of the
Company and an appreciation for the significant opportunities ahead for
Education Management," said Mr. West. "Joan has shown extraordinary leadership
in marketing and communications across some of America's foremost brands. She
is a trusted leader in the field and will bring her skills to deepening
relationships in the communities that we serve and to communicating the
tremendous potential of Education Management."

Most recently, Mr. Beekhuizen left Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing
Director within the Merchant Banking Division in New York. He joined Goldman
Sachs in 2000 as a financial analyst in Investment Banking in Frankfurt,
Germany, and joined Merchant Banking in 2004 when he moved to New York. In
2010, Mr. Beekhuizen was named a Managing Director. He has also served on the
board of EdgeMarc Energy Holdings, LLC and, since October 2009, on the board
of Education Management, a position he will relinquish to assume his new role
as CFO of the Company.

"I am excited about the opportunity to join Ed and the senior management team
to advance the company's goals," said Mr. Beekhuizen. "My involvement with
Education Management has given me great perspective on its potential and I
look forward to being more closely involved in helping the company to achieve
its objectives."

With over 25 years of experience and leadership in corporate communications,
Ms. Walker most recently served as Executive Vice President, Corporate
Relations at Allstate, where she served as a member of the company's Senior
Leadership Team, developing strategy and directing the operations of the
company's largest line of business. She previously served in similar senior
marketing and strategic communications roles at Qwest Communications
International, Monsanto and Ameritech. Earlier in her career, she founded a
full service marketing and strategic communications company which was acquired
by Saatchi & Saatchi, where she then served as Executive Vice President and
established the firm's retail advertising division.

"Connecting with students and the communities in which we operate is critical
to our business. I am looking forward to joining the Company to tell the
exciting story of Education Management, its colleges and universities, and its
students," said Ms. Walker.

About Education Management
Education Management (, through its 110 colleges and universities
in the U.S. and Canada, including Argosy University, The Art Institutes, Brown
Mackie Colleges and South University, provides nontraditional students with
the access and opportunity to improve their lives through education. In its
more than 40-year existence, Education Management has offered academic
programs through campus-based and online instruction, and successfully
graduated more than 350,000 students. Education Management is committed to
offering quality academic programs and strives to improve the learning
experience for all students. Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certain
specialized non-degree diplomas are offered in a broad range of disciplines,
including media arts, health sciences, design, psychology and behavioral
sciences, culinary, business, fashion, legal, education and information

SOURCE Education Management Corporation

Contact: Jacquelyn P. Muller, 412.995.7262
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