ETS Appoints W. Christopher Draper Jr. Vice President of College Board Programs
- Tom Ewing
- Tom Ewing
Princeton, N.J. (December 14, 2009) —
W. Christopher Draper Jr. has been appointed Vice President of College Board® Programs within ETS's Programs & Services Division, company officials announced today. Draper has 28 years of consulting, sales, delivery, and account management experience for complex, global client organizations. He assumes responsibility for overall leadership, quality, management, strategy, growth and client satisfaction of the College Board's work at ETS.
Draper will report to Walt MacDonald, Executive Vice President of ETS's Programs & Services Division. He will provide coordinated leadership for services that ETS provides to programs College Board operates including the AP®, SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, CLEP® Tests and ACES™ Validity Studies. His responsibilities also include managing effective end-to-end supply chain strategies to deliver cost improvements, quality and efficiency.
He has been an Accenture Senior Executive (partner) since 1993 and most recently was responsible for the operational design and launch of their Learning Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) offerings. He also held operational roles within several of Accenture's BPO businesses, as well as led consulting and outsourcing programs for global and domestic clients, successfully managing the related complex financial and relationship aspects of those clients.
Draper has led supply chain and business process re-engineering projects for clients such as Time Life, Avaya (Lucent) and AT&T. Many of these projects resulted in better quality and significant increases in revenues and/or reductions in expenses.
"Having a leader of Chris's caliber at ETS is a perfect match for our longest and most valued client, the College Board," says MacDonald. "College Board programs such as the SAT and Advanced Placement® are complex and demanding. We are excited about him applying his special skill set to these and other programs."
Draper earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MBA from the University of Georgia. He is the named inventor on five pending patents including one that is specifically focused on customer/supplier alignment and streamlined joint governance structures and processes.
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