Meet the Team

EXECUTIVE Team

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Zhanjun Y. Niohuru

Founder

As the Founder of AHEA, Zhanjun Niohuru is an entrepreneur who has focused his career on international education and enhancing the global education community.

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Benjamin Shank

CEO

As AHEA’s Chief Executive Officer, Benjamin Shank vigorously pursues the mission and vision of the organization through his focus on institutional and student development.

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Clayton Harrington

Vice President for Institutional Relations

Clayton 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 Manager

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

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Alexandra Curtiss

Director of Marketing

As Director of Marketing, Alexandra Curtiss is responsible for planning marketing strategies designed to assist the organization with fostering global cross-collaboration and delivering educational opportunities for all.

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Karli Grant

Director of Member Solutions

As Director of Member Solutions at AHEA, Karli Grant is responsible for supporting the alliance’s utilization of business processes, services, and technology to support its member institutions.