Tony Perlak named chief executive officer
Allied Health Media (now LaCalle Group), the leading provider of online continuing education in the allied health fields, has announced the appointment of Tony Perlak to the position of Chief Executive Officer. With over 20 years of diverse business leadership experience, Perlak previously served as Chief Marketing Officer at AHM.
Perlak steps into the position previously held by Kevin Havens, who served as CEO of Allied Health Media for the past 13 years. Havens announced his resignation during an all-company meeting on September 12, 2016, while enthusiastically endorsing Perlak’s appointment as his successor.
“I’m very thankful to Kevin for dedicating 13 years to building something truly special at Allied Health Media, and for our time together over the past two years,” said Perlak. “We are growing, have a world class team, and a culture that is truly unique and special. As I look to the future, I am excited to nurture and grow every aspect of our business as we further our mission of providing an unparalleled online learning experience that enhances the lives and careers of the professionals that we serve.”
Prior to joining the AHM leadership team, Perlak held senior marketing and finance roles at Nutrisystem, Gate Gourmet and AT&T Wireless / SunCom Wireless, where he was instrumental in building and growing successful brands, P&L management, creating customer-centric marketing campaigns, and leading communications and product development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Bates College, and a Master of Business Administration in finance from American University.
“Since joining the AHM family, Tony has demonstrated tremendous leadership, exceptional business acumen and an unwavering commitment to our company culture,” said Bill LaCalle, AHM co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer. “Under Tony’s leadership, we believe AHM is well poised to continue its history of growth and success.”