Ms. Granatowski directs the business operations and financial management of Sessions College. A formerly licensed CPA, Ms. Granatowski holds several advanced degrees, including an MS in Education and an MS in Accounting. Prior to joining Sessions College, Doris was in public accounting with Ernst & Whinney, Arthur Young, and the Financial Accounting Standards Board. After leaving public accounting, Doris served in various domestic and international executive roles in technology and service companies, including International Thompson, E-Share Technologies, Imrex Computer Systems, and Cheyenne Software, as well as several start up and growth companies. Ms. Granatowski’s background in education, technology, and finance equips her well for day-to-day direction of school strategy and operations.
Zane Vella is an executive leader with a background in education, digital media production, and digital product development. Zane’s career spans experience as a media technology startup founder and CEO, a Fortune 50 digital technology and product executive, and as an award-winning producer and director. He founded and led Watchwith, a leading interactive video platform that was acquired by Comcast in 2016, and has served on the Board of Directors at Smashcut, a next-generation learning management system since 2021.
Zane started his career in informal education as a creative producer and exhibit designer at the Exploratorium in San Francisco where he helped pioneer the use of livestreaming and interactive media in education. Zane earned a Master’s in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Zane Vella joined Sessions College in the role of Co-CEO in September 2023.
Gordon Drummond has served as the President of Sessions College since February 2011. Gordon is an educator and instructional designer with a passion for art, design, and technology who joined Sessions in 2001. As President, Gordon’s role is to provide the leadership to help our school directors achieve their goals in education, operations, marketing, and student services teams. His key tasks include managing accreditation, licensing, and relations with government agencies and other institutions, coordinating strategic and educational planning, and representing the school at conferences, seminars, Webinars, and other public events. Prior to Sessions College, Gordon gained cutting-edge instructional design and online content expertise in director roles at Kaplan, Inc., and LearningBrands. Throughout his career, Gordon strives to create a positive environment for teaching and learning and a culture of planning, execution, and accountability. Outside of Sessions College, Gordon has extensive experience in school accreditation. Since 2007 he has served on the Middle States Association Commission on Secondary Schools, where he was Commission Chair from 2013-15 and served on the MSA Board of Trustees. Since June 2017, he has served on the board of the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC). Gordon holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Executive Vice President Louis Schilt serves as the Military Liaison and Financial Advisor for the school’s numerous military programs, among other responsibilities. Lou holds New York State teaching licenses for the primary and middle school academic levels, as well as being a licensed NY State Public School Administrator through Superintendent. During his teaching tenure, Lou pioneered programs in individualized instruction that emphasized the homogenous grouping of students and teaching methodologies that addressed students’ various learning styles. Lou is active in the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) and recently served as Executive Officer to the CCME Board of Directors.
Chief Financial Officer Carole Anne Bailo directs financial management and strategy at Sessions College. Carole Anne is a seasoned financial professional with an extensive and varied background in both profit and not-for-profit organizations. She has worked extensively with venture capitalists to fund start-up companies and has played a major role in bringing several companies through the IPO process and/or merger and acquisition. Carole Anne has served as Chief Financial Officer for the Center for Developmental Disabilities, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Carole Anne is a Certified Public Accountant who holds degrees from Pace University, Queens College, and an MBA in Taxation from St. John’s University.
Evan Eustace is a Technology Executive with 28 years of industry experience. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, he transitioned from an initial career in Audio Engineering to Software Engineering in 1996, and for the last since 2001 has focused on Education Technology. His work has encompassed professional development systems, assessment platforms, and video & media-focused platforms. He has managed diverse teams within the US and beyond and strives to be on the cutting edge of what is possible to help drive educational improvement. Evan Eustace joined Sessions College in the role of CTO in September 2023.