Joseph L. D'Amico has been President of Apollo Group since June 2008 and Chief Operating Officer since March 2009. Mr. D'Amico was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from June 2007 to March 2009 and Treasurer from December 2007 to March 2009. He began with Apollo Group in November 2006 when he was brought aboard to serve as interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, he was a senior managing director of FTI Palladium Partners, an interim management company and a division of FTI Consulting, Inc. Prior to joining FTI, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he served in a number of leadership positions in their Financial Advisory Services line of business and was an audit partner earlier in his career responsible for public and privately held companies. Mr. D'Amico serves on the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Phoenix Art Museum Board of Trustees, and the Community Leadership Council, Founding Council Member of St Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank. Mr. D'Amico received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and a MBA from the University of Chicago.