Princeton, N.J. (Jan. 24, 2017) – David Hunt, Senior Vice President of Global Education & Workforce at Educational Testing Service (ETS), has been appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective February 4, 2017, company officials announced today.
Hunt currently oversees the TOEIC® and TOEFL® English Language Learning programs, ETS’s Preferred Vendor Distribution Network, the Workforce Initiative, the GRE® program, new Student Learning Outcomes assessments and more. With this appointment, Hunt will now also oversee the IT and Customer Operations divisions as well as Student & Teacher Assessment which includes PRAXIS®, NAEP, and K12 programs.
“Centralizing business operations under an EVP and COO will improve decision making, resource allocation and overall efficiency and effectiveness,” says ETS President Walt MacDonald. “No one is better suited to fill this important role than David who understands the complexity of our operations and importance of our mission.”
Hunt joined ETS in 2003 as Executive Director of the Account Management Organization in the Operations division. In 2004, he was named Group Executive Director of the Process Management Organization in the company’s Brand division. And, in 2005 as Associate Vice President for Channel Expansion in the Higher Education division, he managed the development and global rollout of the TOEFL iBT® test, one of the most significant launches in ETS’s history.
Hunt was promoted to Vice President of ETS’s International Division in 2006 where he was responsible for English Language Assessment programs worldwide and named Chairman of ETS’s for-profit foreign subsidiaries, ETS Global B.V. and Edusoft Learning.
“I’m honored to be selected for this important role,” Hunt says, “and look forward to working with my colleagues as we position ETS for the bright future it deserves.”
Before joining ETS, Hunt was Vice President of Customer Service with Global Crossing Telecommunications, where he established a global support organization responsible for all operational processes, business planning, reporting analysis and IT user requirements. He also served as Vice President of Acquisition Marketing with Prudential® Financial Services, where he was responsible for the company’s turnkey marketing infrastructure supporting its 9,000-person sales force. Hunt is a graduate of Rutger’s School of Law and a member of the New Jersey Bar Association.
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English-language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the GRE® test, TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.