|For Immediate Release:||14 September 2010|
|PR Contact:||Adam Gaber
Pearson VUE names Karen Ketchmark Vice President, Human Resources
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., September 14, 2010 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that Karen Ketchmark has joined the company as vice president, Human Resources.
As a member of the company’s senior leadership team, Ketchmark will work to align the company’s management of human capital with its high-growth strategic objectives. Her responsibilities include human resources strategy, talent acquisition and management, leadership development, and HR support activities. “Leading organizations like Pearson VUE understand that integrating the human resource function into the strategies of the business is key to achieving sustainable company growth,” said Ketchmark. “I’m excited to join Pearson VUE because it’s clear that the organization views its people as a competitive advantage.”
Prior to joining Pearson VUE, Ketchmark served as vice president, Human Resources Strategy at Deluxe Corporation where she worked as a leader in the Financial Services business unit and as a champion of its corporate and cultural transformation. In addition to HR expertise, Ketchmark brings extensive operations, client services and delivery implementation experience to Pearson VUE.
“Karen understands the impact that effective human resource management can have on a company’s success,” said Robert Whelan, president and CEO of Pearson VUE. “Her breadth of HR, business and service-quality experience is an immediate asset,” he added, explaining that Pearson VUE’s business strategy includes attracting the best and brightest talent available. “Karen’s appointment reinforces that strategy,” he said.
Headquartered in Bloomington, Minn., Pearson VUE employs about 600 in Minnesota and 3,000 worldwide. The company has regional offices in Chicago, Philadelphia, London, Manchester, Beijing, Tokyo and Noida, India.
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s largest and most secure network of test centers in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.