President and Chief Executive Officer
Elected to the board November 12, 2014 Tim O’Shaughnessy was named president and CEO of Graham Holdings, effective November 12, 2015. He joined the GH in November 2014 to oversee investments and acquisitions and to help set a new direction for the Company following the sale of The Washington Post. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of LivingSocial, which he co-founded in 2007. During his tenure, the e-commerce and marketing company grew sales to nearly $2 billion.
Senior Vice President–Finance Chief Financial Officer
Wallace R. Cooney, senior vice president–finance and chief financial officer, joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in 2001 as controller. He became the vice president -finance and chief accounting officer in 2009 and served in that role until 2017. From 1997 to 2001, he was director of financial reporting at Gannett Co., Inc. Cooney began his career with Price Waterhouse LLP in 1985, serving three years in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 1991 to 1994 and as a
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Nicole Maddrey joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in August 2007. Previously, she served as attorney-advisor and later as special counsel at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance. Before joining the staff of the SEC, she was an associate in the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge, PC, in Baltimore, MD. Maddrey received a BA in communications from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD with honors from the
Executive Vice President
Jacob (Jake) Maas is an executive vice president of Graham Holdings Company where he is a key member of the executive team leading the Company’s investment and development strategies. Maas joined the Company in October 2015 as senior vice president of planning and development. Prior to joining Graham Holdings, Maas spent 7 years at LivingSocial in a variety of leadership roles to include chief financial officer, executive vice president of operations, and head of corporate development.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kaplan, Inc. Executive Vice President, Graham Holdings Company
Andrew S. Rosen is Chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc., among the world’s largest, most diverse education organizations. He also serves as Executive Vice President of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), Kaplan’s parent company. Since he joined the company in 1992, Kaplan has transformed from an unprofitable test prep firm to a broad global educational enterprise known for its innovation in higher education, professional licensure, certifications and workforce development, international university
Vice President, Treasurer
Matthew R. Greisler joined Graham Holdings Company in May 2017 as Director of Corporate Finance. He was named treasurer in 2019 and is responsible for the treasury and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) functions of the Company. Prior to joining Graham Holdings Company, Greisler was at American Capital, Ltd., a publicly-traded private equity firm, where he led the FP&A group and supported numerous strategic initiatives. He was a key member of the finance team that raised nearly $10 billion
Vice President–Information Security and Privacy
Stacey Halota joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in 2003. She leads the development and implementation of information security and privacy programs, including Sarbanes Oxley, privacy law, Payment Card Industry compliance and other data protection efforts and has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology, security and privacy field. Before joining Graham Holdings, she served as the federal government and southeast region leader of Guardent (now
Vice President–Corporate Audit Services
Jarvis Obispo joined Graham Holdings Company in 2016 as senior audit manager. Starting in 2020, he was the director of Corporate Audit Services and the ensuing year, also assumed the corresponding responsibilities of the SOX Program Management Office (SOX PMO), which governs and oversees the Company’s SOX Compliance Program. In 2022, he became the vice president – Corporate Audit Services with oversight of both the internal audit function and the SOX PMO.
Vice President – Tax
Cherie Kummer, vice president-tax, joined Graham Holdings Company in 2014 as director of tax. Responsible for oversight and leadership of the Company’s global tax function, Kummer is a seasoned executive with extensive expertise in SEC, federal and state tax controversy, corporate federal and state tax planning and compliance, and international tax matters. Prior to joining Graham Holdings Company, Kummer was the managing director of tax at Grant Thorton.
Vice President–Corporate Affairs & Chief Communications Officer
Pinkie Dent Mayfield is responsible for oversight of public relations, communications, corporate affairs and investor relations. She has held several leadership roles with the Company to include special assistant to the chairman, vice president-corporate solutions and assistant treasurer. Mayfield joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in 1998 as the corporate cash manager. Previously, Mayfield was a vice president and trust officer at NationsBank (now Bank of
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Marcel A. Snyman, vice president and chief accounting officer, joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in July 2008 as director of accounting policy. Previously, he served as the controller and assistant controller. Snyman, a certified public accountant and chartered accountant, began his career with KPMG South Africa in 1997, before moving to the United States in 2003, where he worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP as a senior manager in McLean, VA before joining the
Vice President–Chief Human Resources Officer
Sandy Stonesifer joined Graham Holdings in 2020 and became vice president and chief human resources officer in 2021. Prior to joining the Company, Stonesifer owned and operated an independent consulting practice providing organization development coaching and facilitation to leaders, leadership teams, and boards. Previously Stonesifer held leadership roles in the social sector and government. Most recently, she served as a political appointee at the U.S.
Vice President–Risk Management
Michael Baker joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in October 2006 as a risk analyst, and then promoted to director and senior director before being named vice president, risk management as a member of the Treasury group. He has more than twenty years’ experience in claims and safety management with Allstate Insurance, Marriott International, and Hanover Insurance. Michael received a BS in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a Senior Claim Law Associate
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Elaine Wolff joined Graham Holdings Company in April 2015. Previously, she was a partner at Jenner & Block, LLP where she specialized in corporate finance, securities law and corporate governance. Earlier in her career, Wolff served as a Legal Branch Chief at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance. Before joining the staff of the SEC, she represented companies in a variety of corporate transactions, including the preparation of registration and proxy
Emily Derr Firippis is the assistant treasurer of Graham Holdings Company. She is responsible for oversight and administration of all cash management activities and banking relationships. Firippis joined the Company in November 2014 as corporate cash manager and was elected to her current position in 2016. Prior to joining the Company, she held several positions in treasury and finance at Lockheed Martin Corporation where she began her career. Firippis also serves as the assistant treasurer of