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Rosetta Stone CEO to Speak with Students, April 3

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Rosetta Stone President and CEO Stephen Swad will speak with students at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Thursday, April 3, as part of the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series.

The event, which also is sponsored by the Undergraduate Program Office, will take place in the Hariri Building Fisher Colloquium from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Norean Sharpe, senior associate dean and director of the undergraduate program, will guide the conversation with Swad. RSVP for the event.

Swad was named president and CEO of Rosetta Stone in 2012 and has served on its Board of Directors since that time. Under his direction, Rosetta Stone has expanded its leadership position in the education technology industry, launching innovative language and literacy solutions that serve consumers, educators, and businesses around the world.

Previously, Swad served as Rosetta Stone's chief financial officer, directing all accounting, finance, and investor-relations activities and overseeing the company's information technology and global distribution and fulfillment functions.

Prior to joining Rosetta Stone in 2010, Swad was CFO at Comverse Technology. Before that, he was CFO for both Fannie Mae and AOL, and he held senior financial and operational management positions with Time Warner and its subsidiaries. Swad also has been a partner at KPMG and served as deputy chief accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

He is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development and a member of STEMConnector’s 100 CEO Leaders. Swad holds a BBA from the University of Michigan. He speaks English and is learning Spanish.

The Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series brings to Georgetown’s campus leaders who are renowned in their fields to share their unique experiences with the school’s students and alumni and to engage in dialogue about leadership in an ever-changing world.