Senior Vice President
Kaplan Higher Education
Chicago, Illinois

Ron Iori is Senior Vice President of Communications at Kaplan Higher Education, a unit of Kaplan Inc., a leading global provider of education services and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company.

Iori began his career in newspapers, spending 18 years as an editor at papers such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Cincinnati Post.

In 1994, he moved into public relations as a Senior Vice President at Sitrick & Co., a crisis public relations agency in Los Angeles. He then joined AlliedSignal, where he worked in communications roles in the Aerospace and Automotive divisions. In 1997, he joined Ford Motor Co., where he spent 9 years in a variety of Public Affairs roles. He then joined H&R Block as Senior Vice President of Communications and Aramark as Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs.

Iori holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a past chairman of Ohio University‚Äôs National Alumni Board and a member of the Journalism School’s Professional Advisory Board. He also is treasurer of the World Press Institute.