Jeff Tognola was appointed interim chief marketing officer (CMO) in September 2021.
In his role as interim CMO, Tognola is responsible for leading Adtalem’s marketing initiatives, building brand reputation and improving the student experience within Adtalem’s family of institutions.
Prior to joining Adtalem, Tognola served as the senior vice president, commercial operations and CMO of Walden University. As SVP, Tognola led Walden’s product management, marketing, enrollment, business development, analytics, and operations teams to ensure an outstanding end-to-end customer experiences and improved outcomes for students. During his tenure at Laureate Education, Tognola built and led the digital and organizational transformation around how digital marketing, recruitment of new students and the overall measurement capabilities operated across 12 institutions, for over 500 products in 100+ countries.
Throughout his career, Tognola has served in leadership roles in various industries, including telecom, financial services, healthcare, wireless, e-commerce and education. His experience and broad expertise spans marketing, including brand building, consumer marketing, digital, mobile, creative services, acquisition, retention, and event management.
Earlier in his career, Tognola spearheaded the development, marketing launch and acquired 4 million customers for Gogo Inflight Internet, the first provider of in-flight internet and telecommunication services for commercial airlines in the United States. This groundbreaking offering was new terrain for consumers and the travel industry and is now a multi-billion dollar industry.
Tognola graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Stockton University and did graduate work at Farleigh Dickinson University. To contribute growth in his community, Tognola is an active volunteer with youth sports programs, United Way, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy and is a member of multiple executive advisory boards.