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Officers & Executive Committee

Officers and Chairperson of the Board of Directors comprise the Executive Committee.  For information concerning the FGDLA, please contact Dr. Jolly Holden, Executive Director

Alex Autry


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Dr. Jolly Holden

Executive Director
American InterContinental University
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Senior Vice President

Dr. Fran Kassinger

Vice President, Government Sector

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Dr. Carla Lane

Vice President, Higher Education Sector

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Russ Colbert

Vice President, Corporate Sector
Zoom Video Communications 
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Randy Palubiak

Enliten Management Group
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Helen Chamberlain


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Dr. Philip Westfall

Chairman, Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Membership Committee

Interim Chair: Dr. Jolly Holden

Communications Committee

Chair: Kris Ptak

Publications Committee

Chair: Jennifer Varrichio
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Business Development & Marketing Committee

Chair: Vacant

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is a distinguished body of distance learning and industry leaders who advise the Board of Directors on all matters relating to the advancement of the goals of the Association. Members represent the major constituencies served by the Association: Federal Government, private or public corporations, and institutions of higher learning.


Chair, Board of Advisors

Patrick Devlin

Chief Business Development Officer, Meridian Knowledge Solutions
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Dolan Sullivan

Aruba Networks

David Palmer


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Jeff Welch

Think Systems

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Scot Peterson


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Dave Fall

Sr VP, C² Technologies

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Past Presidents

View the list of FGDLA's past presidents

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