Any educational program is only as good as the people who construct and deliver it. We have assembled the most effective, well-respected, and competent team of professional writers and instructors to create and deliver Kaplan Financial Education's continuing education courses.
Andrew Temte, PhD, CFA, is president of Kaplan Professional Education (KPE), a division of Kaplan, Inc. As president of KPE, Dr. Temte oversees and leverages assets, capabilities, and talent across Kaplan’s global footprint. KPE offers a large portfolio of professional development programs and helps individuals earn industry-recognized licensures, certifications, and designations. Based in La Crosse, WI, KPE maintains operations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
In addition to his current role, Dr. Temte has served in the following professional positions:
• Dean of Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education
• Interim President of Mount Washington College
• President of Kaplan University College of Business and Technology
Outside of his professional career, Dr. Temte serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Foundation, his alma mater. He and his wife Linda, are also active in numerous fundraising events and committees in the community.
Dr. Temte started his professional education career in 1990, working with Dr. Carl Schweser to build Schweser Study Program into the leader in CFA exam review. Upon the acquisition of Schweser Study Program by Kaplan, Inc. in 1999, Dr. Temte assumed leadership of the Kaplan Schweser organization. Under his direction, Kaplan Schweser became a leading global provider of innovative, efficient, and effective financial education solutions.
Dr. Temte earned his doctorate in finance from the University of Iowa with a concentration in international finance and investment theory. He holds the CFA designation and has over 14 years of university teaching experience in the areas of corporate finance, investments, and international finance.
Before joining Kaplan Schweser as vice president and manager of CFP® certification instructors, Joyce had over 20 years of personal financial counseling experience including serving as a senior manager of an international accounting firm, during which time she advised many executives, directors of Fortune 500 Companies as well as small business owners. Throughout her career, Joyce has been a frequent lecturer on many financial planning topics including stock options and estate planning. She is also an instructor for various financial planning courses including fundamentals, income tax, retirement and estate planning. Joyce holds an MBA in finance from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Grove City College. Joyce is a co-author of Kaplan Financial’s Personal Financial Planning Theory and Practice and an author and editor for the Executive Tax & Management Report. She is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.
Greg is Vice President of Kaplan’s Insurance Education product line. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, with 19 years in financial services training. Greg began his career in 1983 as a compliance examiner with the National Association of Securities Dealers, now known as FINRA. In 1995, Greg became the Chief Operating Officer of Knowledge Pointe, a leading provider of continuing education training for the insurance and securities industries. Knowledge Pointe was acquired by The BISYS Group in 1999 and was integrated with other training providers to become BISYS Education Services. In 2005, Kaplan purchased BISYS Education Services and merged it with Dearborn Financial to become Kaplan Financial Education. Greg ran the insurance and securities education product lines at BISYS and is currently responsible for the insurance education product line at Kaplan.
Greg received a BS in business administration with a major in finance from Auburn University and an MBA in management from Mercer University. He has previously held Series 3, 4, 7, 9/10, 24, 63 and 65 securities licenses and a Life, Accident, and Health insurance license in the state of Georgia.
Mary is the Director of Insurance CE and Professional Development for Kaplan Financial Education. She is responsible for managing the online and classroom CE product line, which includes overseeing content development and managing instructors and subject matter experts. She joined Kaplan in 2004 as an instructor, teaching insurance licensing and CE classes. Soon after, she began managing MN insurance licensing content and eventually moved into the role of managing the national classroom CE business. Prior to joining Kaplan, Mary worked at State Farm Insurance as an auto claims adjuster and agent staff assistant.
Mary earned her BS in business, with a minor in speech-communication, from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Jennifer Martin has been with the company since 1991. She began her Kaplan career as a Legal Editor before moving into the continuing education area. She is now the Senior Editor for Property-Casualty Product Development and is responsible for all titles in the property-casualty continuing education course library.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Purdue University and has earned the Chartered Property-Casualty Underwriter designation.
Nancy Lazar Lamers, J.D., Esq., is currently an Insurance Subject Matter Expert and the Division Manager of Content Development of Insurance Continuing and Professional Education at Kaplan University’s School of Professional and Continuing Education. As Division Manager, Nancy is responsible for managing insurance subject matter experts who develop and maintain over 200 insurance continuing education and professional development courses. As an insurance subject matter expert, she assists in developing and maintaining the Life and Health Insurance CE and PD product lines. Nancy has also authored and revised several Life and Health CE courses.
Nancy has worked for Kaplan for 10 years, beginning in early 2005 as an Insurance subject matter expert. Before joining Kaplan, she was an associate writer analyst in employment tax and employment law issues at CCH, Inc. Nancy also was an extern for a U.S. District Court Judge in the Northern District of Illinois, responsible for drafting memorandum opinions on motions pending before the court. Nancy earned her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Randy is a subject matter expert at Kaplan University. He has spent his entire career in financial services, both in corporate and producer roles. Randy has a master’s degree in personal financial planning and is working on his PhD at the Kansas State Institute for personal financial planning.
Curt Anderson has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry He began his career as an independent insurance agent, but transitioned to the securities industry where he held positions ranging from product line management to sales and investment advisory management. He was a licensed insurance agent and has held Series 3, Series 7, Series 24, Series 53 and Series 65 registrations.
At Kaplan, Curt has been an insurance and securities instructor, faculty manager, insurance continuing education manager, and a subject matter expert in the areas of securities, retirement planning, and insurance continuing education. Curt holds a BA in finance from St. Cloud State University.