Pearson VUE leadership

Our Senior Executive Team, supported by the broader Global Leadership Team, are respected professionals throughout the testing industry and in their communities.


Senior Executive Team

Robert D. Whelan

Robert D. Whelan

President, Pearson Assessments

Over the course of an impressive 36-year career, Mr. Whelan has made significant contributions to Pearson and the entire testing industry.

Farzana Ashraf

Farzana Ashraf

Senior Vice President, Product Development and Technology

As senior vice president of product development and technology, Farzana is responsible for developing innovative products, services, and business solutions.

Gene Carlson

Gene Carlson

Vice President, Human Resources

Gene Carlson leads the global Human Resources team to develop and drive people strategies that support the business needs through close alignment of business and HR initiatives.

Gary Gates, PhD

Gary Gates, PhD

Senior Vice President, Global Business

An international business expert, Gary Gates is responsible for leading Pearson VUE’s strategic efforts outside North America.

Vicki Greene

Vicki Greene

President and Chief Executive Officer of GED Testing Service

Vicki is the president and chief executive officer of GED Testing Service, responsible for developing and publishing the GED® test.

Bridget Herd

Bridget Herd

Senior Vice President, Client Program Management

Bridget Herd is the leader of program management, she makes certain that the service expectations of all clients are met or exceeded by her team of expert program managers.

Doug Kennedy

Doug Kennedy

Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Doug Kennedy directs strategic planning, implementation, management, and control of all Pearson VUE financial activities.

Corey Hoesley

Corey Hoesley

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Corey Hoesley is responsible for all the operations that support Pearson VUE’s business functionality.

Paula Nassif, EdD

Paula Nassif, EdD

Head of Business, Evaluation Systems

Paula serves as the Head of Business for the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson, which specializes in providing services for educators across the stages of their careers.

Jon S. Twing, Ph.D.

Jon S. Twing, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Pearson Global Assessment Services

As Senior Vice President of Pearson Assessments, Dr. Jon S. Twing is responsible for all education assessment development at Pearson.

Don Wagner

Don Wagner

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Don Wagner is a pioneer in the computer-based testing (CBT) industry and a key driver in Pearson VUE's success.