Graduate School USA Leadership

Graduate School USA | Leadership Team

Graduate School USA Leadership

Our Leadership Team

Since 1921, federal, local and state government and some of our nation’s most respected organizations have entrusted Graduate School USA (GSUSA) to train and develop their employees to become their biggest assets. 

From 176 students in eight courses to now more than 250 courses and thousands of students worldwide each year, one thing has remained the same – GSUSA’s commitment to our customers’ success.

Take a moment to learn more information about the Graduate School USA leadership team.

Pepe Carreras, CFA

Pepe Carreras

JR “Pepe” Carreras was named as President of Graduate School USA in January of 2023, and is a leader with 30 years of global customer success, marketing and branding expertise, and with 15 years of experience in education solutions.

Mr. Carreras most recently was Vice President of Education Solutions at National Student Clearinghouse, where he oversaw several areas, including business development, service innovation networks, grants and program management, and product management. Prior to that, he was the College Board’s Vice President and General Manager for Puerto Rico and Latin America, where he more than doubled the company’s revenue and students served within the region. Carreras served in that capacity for nearly six years. He also served in global strategy roles at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

Mr. Carreras has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

Mary Bartlett

Senior Vice President, Operations

mary bartlett

Mary Bartlett joined Graduate School USA in January 2022 as the Senior Vice President, Operations, after leading the integration of Graduate School USA into American Public Education, Inc., where she was the Vice President of Acquisitions.  As Graduate School USA’s SVP of Operations, Ms. Bartlett is responsible for building the objectives and values and ensuring the company has the proper operational controls and metrics, organizational structure, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to provide a foundation to effectively grow the organization.

Ms. Bartlett has spent over 16 years in various operational capacities focused on optimizing operations, growing revenue, improving customer loyalty, streamlining processes, integrating change, and building high-performing teams as the COO in the shared office space industry at The Reserve and as Vice President and General Manager at Arise Virtual Solutions, a global virtual workforce solutions company.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Bartlett was a Director of Operations with Accenture. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Arts in both Marketing and Communications.