Dr. Ray Huntington – Chairman
Prior to co-founding Huntington Learning Center with his wife, Eileen, Ray served as a senior business analyst for a Fortune 100 company and as a college-level instructor in math and statistics. At the time the couple launched their new business, tutoring centers did not exist, and Ray brought his business acumen and vision to work, making the dream to help students a reality and a thriving business. Sharing a strong desire to do something that is personally and professionally rewarding, the couple has seen their business grow from a single location to become one of the nation’s leading tutoring services. Ray holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in statistics from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s of Mathematics degree from Manhattan College.
“Each child has his or her own special way of learning. Our process helps find the sweet spot where comprehension and understanding blossom.”
Eileen Huntington – Chief Executive Officer
Eileen founded Huntington Learning Center with her husband, Ray, in 1977. Prior to starting the company, Eileen was a junior high and high school teacher in New York City and New Jersey, where she witnessed struggling students first-hand. The idea for a tutoring center that offered individualized, supplemental instruction to students K-12 to help close the skill gaps was born. Forty years later, the company has grown to 300 Huntington Learning Centers with locations in 41 states. Eileen has a Master’s in Library Science from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s from Good Counsel College in New York.
“Our founding vision is embodied in our mission statement, which is ‘to give every student the best education possible.”
Anne Huntington – Vice President, Business Development
Anne Huntington brings a unique perspective and depth of experience to Huntington Learning Center. As Vice President of Business Development, Anne develops and executes programs and partnerships that position the company to help more students. Anne works with each department to ensure the company’s vision is carried out. Prior to this position, Anne served as Head of Public-Private Partnerships and Director within the family business. Anne brings more than ten years of proven experience in sales and business development within the education and art industries.
Before joining Huntington Learning Center in 2014, Anne launched — and remains — the Principal of AMH, a creative agency for contemporary art and culture. In this capacity, she has curated over 30 exhibits across the country with organizations to help build awareness and raise millions of dollars for various causes. Anne serves on the Executive Committee for the Learning Disabilities Association of the Americas, and is a member of the Women’s Franchise Committee for the International Franchise Association (IFA). Anne is also an active chair and member of numerous education and arts-based groups such as the Young Collectors Council at the Guggenheim Museum, the Future Leadership Council at the Whitney Museum, NYC’s Coalition for the Homeless, Teaching Matters, CHADD and COPAA. Anne received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University.
“Huntington’s future is bright as we expand our reach, implement technology in new and exciting ways, and increase the number of students we can help through strategic partnerships.”
Jim Emmerson – Chief Financial Officer
Jim is responsible for managing Huntington Learning Center’s financial operations related to accounting, properties, human resources, payroll, IT, corporate purchasing and corporate risk management. He has extensive experience in financial management and business operations in retail, franchising, service and distribution industries, including positions as Controller for Nobody Beats The Wiz and Shoe-Town, Inc. His expertise also includes effective expense reduction and system improvements and implementations for startup and expansion situations. He holds an MBA in Finance and a B.A. in Accounting from William Paterson University in New Jersey. Jim received the CFO Innovation Strategy award in 2015 from CFO studio.
“To provide the best tutoring services, resources must be deployed with great precision. Our success tells the story.”
Jennifer LoBianco – CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Jennifer has more than two decades of marketing expertise, in and outside of the franchise sector, including working with Century 21 Real Estate, Kiddie Academy and Valvoline Instant Oil Change. At Huntington, she oversees corporate and franchise marketing initiatives and leads a strategic planning team as the company continues its nationwide expansion. Jennifer most recently served as chief marketing officer for a national mortgage company. Jennifer received an MBA in Marketing from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor of Science from The College of New Jersey.
“Our parents are committed to helping their kids excel in the classroom. We share their commitment.”
Anderson Chand – SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT
Anderson is a seasoned franchise development executive who utilizes his over 20 years industry experience to connect and help franchisees to grow their businesses. Most recently, Andy was COO for Popbar, the frozen dessert franchisor with locations across the U.S. and abroad. He has also been responsible for nearly 1,200 franchise units as Senior Director of Operations for Edible Arrangements International for the U.S. and Canada. Chand started his career on the franchisee side with food and beverage providers in airports including Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut.
“I have always believed education is one of the greatest assets to a community. I look forward to expanding our services to more areas and helping even more children succeed.”