We had a very special guest come by to speak with us here at SurveyMonkey recently! Don Graham, Chairman and CEO of The Washington Post Company–an American mass media organization that owns the historic newspaper, The Washington Post, as well as Slate Magazine, testing and online education company, Kaplan and more.
Before taking on the chief executive officer position however, Don got his start in the world of news while an undergraduate at Harvard University where he served as president of The Harvard Crimson—the country’s oldest college newspaper. Not long after graduation, Don was drafted and served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 as an information specialist in the 1st Calvary Division. He then became a patrolman for the Washington Metropolitan Police Department before joining The Washington Post as a reporter in 1971. Within five years, Don became an executive vice president and was named general manager of the newspaper.
In addition to the significant contributions he’s made to news media while at The Washington Post, Don’s passion and unwavering belief in the importance of and access to quality education is apparent in his company’s support of Kaplan. There are nearly 70 campuses in 20+ states here in America and they’re also expanding their outreach in education across the globe with their international units Kaplan Europe and Kaplan Asia Pacific.
This dedication to education is also shared by all of us here at SurveyMonkey. Our CEO, Dave Goldberg, is proud to serve on The Post’s Board of Directors and he sat down with Don to talk about the exciting educational opportunities that both The Washington Post Company and Kaplan are helping bring to the students of today and tomorrow:
To learn more about Kaplan’s educational programs and initiatives, please visit their page here.
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