EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

EXECUTIVE Team

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Zhanjun Y. Niohuru

Founder

As the Founder of AHEA, Niohuru is an international education entrepreneur focused on enhancing the global education community with 15 years of experience in higher education.

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Benjamin Shank

CEO

As AHEA’s Chief Executive Officer, his leadership will focus on institutional and student development, as to vigorously pursue the mission and vision of the organization.

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Clayton Harrington

Associate VP for Institutional Relations

Harrington's career in international education began as an undergraduate student when he spent a year studying at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City.

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Melissa Kern

Operations Coordinator

Melissa Kern has over a decade of experience in compliance and administration in multiple industries, including medical and education.

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Alexandra Curtiss

Director of Marketing

As Director of Marketing for AHEA, Curtiss is responsible for planning marketing communications strategies and outreach initiatives to assist the organization with fostering global cross-collaboration and delivering education for all.

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Karli Grant

Senior Process Designer

As Sr. Process Designer at AHEA, Grant is responsible for supporting the alliance’s utilization of business processes, services, and technology to support its member institutions.