Lisa W. Wardell

by Justin Cates
Lisa W. Wardell
Executive Chairman
Adtalem Global Education
Serves on Board of Directors for: Adtalem Global Education Inc., National Basketball Players Association Board (NBPA) Inc., The American Express Company

Lisa W. Wardell is Executive Chairman of Adtalem Global Education.

Prior to her current position, Wardell served as President and Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Adtalem Global Education. Wardell was appointed President and CEO in 2016 and has been a member of Adtalem’s Board of Directors since 2008. Wardell’s strategic and mission-focused leadership positioned Adtalem’s global community for sustainable success.

Prior to Adtalem, Wardell was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for The RLJ Companies, a diversified holding company with portfolio companies in the financial services, asset management, real estate, hospitality, professional sports, film production and gaming industries.

Wardell earned her Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and her law degree from Stanford Law School. She earned her Master’s degree in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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