Immediately, we proudly welcome Amanda Clark, Chief Improvement Officer of Papa John’s Worldwide, as a director on the Coursera board. With 20 years of main manufacturers and franchisee companies, Amanda brings a singular mix of consumer-focused innovation and operational expertise to the board. Earlier this yr, Coursera made two board appointments — Sabrina Simmons and Ted Mitchell. The newest appointment is a part of our ongoing dedication so as to add board members whose insights and experience will assist us serve the wants of a various learner base extra successfully.
Amanda joins the Coursera board at a vital time when the corporate is concentrated on serving to tens of millions of learners and 1000’s of establishments worldwide put together for brand new financial imperatives.
“The pandemic is driving huge development at Coursera throughout all merchandise and channels,” mentioned Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. “Amanda’s years of expertise in shopper advertising and franchise operations will assist us construct a worldwide model and scale our operations around the globe.”
“COVID-19 has accelerated demand for greater schooling that’s extra inclusive, job-relevant, and inexpensive,” mentioned Amanda Clark. “I’m excited to affix the board of an organization that’s working carefully with the worldwide group of educators to offer everybody, particularly underserved communities, an equal alternative to study from one of the best instructors and establishments on this planet.”
Earlier than Papa John’s, Amanda held management roles at Taco Bell and Procter and Gamble, the place she labored on family manufacturers like Olay, Pampers, and Oral-B. She is a proud alumna of Yale College, the place she earned a double main in psychology and theater research.