ETS President and CEO Kurt Landgraf to Leave ETS by 2013

The President and CEO of Educational Testing Service (ETS), and chair of Prometric, Kurt Landgraf will be leaving ETS after his current contract. His contract will lapse by 2013 end, he informed Trustees about his resignation.

Landgraf began his career at ETS more than 30 years ago, when he served as Associate Director of Marketing. Before returning to ETS in 2000, he held leadership positions at DuPont, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the DuPont Pharmaceutical Company, and at the Upjohn Company.

Landgraf significantly diversified ETS by establishing the organization in the K–12 assessment market, greatly expanding ETS’s international business, building its computerized assessment capabilities, broadening its educational research activities and Landgraf has nurtured ETS’s social mission through collaborations with groups serving underrepresented students.

Landgraf has also strengthened ETS’s major assessments, such as the TOEFL® Test, the TOEIC® Tests, the GRE® Test, and the Praxis Series™ of teacher assessments, and reinforced ETS’s relationship with the College Board as the assessment developer and delivery organization for their SAT® and AP® programs worldwide.

A search committee formed by the ETS Board of Trustees will determine and consider internal and external candidates to become ETS’s new president and CEO.

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