BOSTON, Mass. (April 7, 2017) – Shorelight Education, a leader in international education that provides exceptional U.S. university experiences to students from around the world, today announced the hiring of Michael Huckaby as Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director of U.S. News Global Education, a subsidiary of Shorelight Education. In his dual role, Huckaby will develop and oversee Shorelight’s global marketing strategy along with building out the newly formed subsidiary, U.S. News Global Education.
“Michael is a seasoned general manager who has extensive experience working with premium brands,” says Tom Dretler, CEO and Co-founder of Shorelight. “He is digitally savvy, has a strong international higher education background and has a deep commitment to serving students throughout each and every phase of the student lifecycle. We are thrilled to welcome him to our growing team.”
Michael brings more than 20 years of international experience driving growth for consumer service and product companies. He has significant higher education experience, having served in various positions at Laureate Education, most recently serving as CEO of hospitality and culinary education, during which he led a global network of highly reputed universities by opening new branch campuses and launching new degree programs. Before that, he was senior vice president of global marketing and enrollment at Laureate, where he transformed their recruitment and distribution models, integrated the global digital strategy and increased brand perception across distinct markets. Through these roles, he established strong competencies across multiple functions in marketing, enrollment, business development and general management.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in international business from the University of Alabama, Manderson Graduate School of Business. Michael is co-located in Washington, D.C., and Boston, MA.