Education Management Corporation Appoints Tyler D. Gronbach as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications

  Education Management Corporation Appoints Tyler D. Gronbach as Senior Vice
                    President of Corporate Communications

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2013

PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Education Management Corporation
(NASDAQ: EDMC) today announced the appointment of Tyler D. Gronbach as senior
vice president (SVP) of corporate communications. Gronbach, who joins the
company on Aug. 1, 2013, will report to Joan H. Walker, executive vice
president, corporate and government affairs.

In his new role, Gronbach will be responsible for developing and executing
internal and external communications strategies aimed at highlighting the
unique approach to and value of an education gained at the colleges and
universities of the company's four educational systems, including Argosy
University, the Art Institutes, Brown Mackie Colleges and South University.
As SVP, he will also serve as the company's main liaison with the media. 

"Tyler has demonstrated a strong record of leadership and results over the
course of a 20-plus year career, guiding companies through complex marketing
and communications challenges as well as periods of rapid growth. He has
developed integrated communications programs to support business
transformations and mitigate significant financial and reputational crises,"
said Walker. "He brings to Education Management a broad base of experience
helping companies build reputational intelligence to support marketing, public
relations, investor relations, public policy, issues management, thought
leadership and employee communications activities that are essential to our
mission - to provide students with an affordable and accessible education that
builds their careers and transforms their lives."

"I am honored to be joining the company and look forward to working with
leaders from the education systems to promote the affordable solutions we
offer to students across the country," said Gronbach. "This is a very
important time for the company and we will be looking to engage with
stakeholders across a wide array of paid, earned, shared and owned media

Prior to joining Education Management, Gronbach held the position of Senior
Vice President, Marketing & Communications at Dex One Corporation, where he
was responsible for developing the overall integrated communications strategy
and objectives for the company. In addition, as a member of the senior
leadership team at Dex One, he helped drive digital sales growth in excess of
30 percent in 2012 and repositioned the brand from a yellow pages publisher to
a digital marketing services leader.

Prior to his role at Dex One, Gronbach served in a number of roles of
increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Corporate Communications
at Qwest Communications International Inc., a Fortune 500 telecommunications
carrier. He also served in leadership positions with other telecom and public
relations agencies.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Marist College.

About Education Management
Education Management (, through its 110 colleges and universities
in the U.S. and Canada, including Argosy University, Art Institutes, Brown
Mackie Colleges and South University, provides 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 technology.

SOURCE Education Management Corporation

Contact: Mark Toth, 412-995-7263,
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