GMAC Officers

Our Officers bring to GMAC a wealth of experience and knowledge across a wide array of disciplines.

Joy Jones

Joy Jones

CEO

Joy Jones is a transformational leader with expertise in leveraging new technologies to create innovative solutions for global markets. Joy joined Graduate Management Admission Council in 2017 and was selected by the board of directors to become CEO in October 2022, after five years growing and diversifying GMAC’s portfolio of GME preparation and assessment solutions as chief product officer and general manager of assessments. Prior to joining GMAC, Joy was with the Associated Press (AP), overseeing product portfolio and distribution platform management across the company’s multimedia content licensing, advertising, and content service businesses. She also previously worked at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as an executive with the Strategic Advisory Services and Telecom Media Networks consulting practices. Joy earned her MBA at Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and applied sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with honors.


Ashish Bhardwaj

Ashish Bhardwaj

Senior Vice President and Head, Market Development

Ashish Bhardwaj has more than 25 years' experience in Business Development, Product Management, Marketing, and P&L Management across markets – North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East – in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. His area of expertise is building and scaling teams and businesses in international markets. Having joined GMAC in Jan 2010 as Regional Director – South Asia, Ashish was named Senior Vice President and Head of Market Development in Feb 2020. His team is responsible for growing GMAC’s engagement with graduate management education providers and aspirants globally, and delivering the Council’s mission and revenue goals. Prior to GMAC, Ashish served more than 10 years in the Consumer Packaged Goods, EdTech, and Financial Services industries.


Kevin LeFew

Kevin LeFew

Chief Technology Officer

Kevin LeFew was named GMAC's Chief Technology Officer in October 2018. Kevin oversees GMAC's global technology roadmap, architecture and systems development. Kevin and his team are responsible for initiatives to transform GMAC's platforms and services to the graduate management education industry through digital technology. In addition, he serves as GMAC's chief security official. Kevin's career spans more than 25 years with a broad range of leadership experience in the technology and information services arena, both as a consultant and in leadership roles as Senior Vice President, Technology Services for The Teaching Company and Vice President, Technology and Operations with the Gannett Company.


Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin

Chief Financial Officer, Head of Corporate Development

Jennifer Martin was named GMAC’s CFO & Head of Corporate Development in January 2022. In this role, Jennifer oversees GMAC’s Legal, Financial, Governance, and Planning & Analysis functions. Jennifer also operates as GMAC’s Corporate Secretary, and branches of her organization are also responsible for delivering value & connectedness to the Graduate Management Education Industry. Jennifer joined GMAC in 2015 and her career spans more than 20 years in Financial Management & Market Research across public, private, and non-profit sectors, primarily within the technology space.


Maite Salazar

Chief Marketing Officer

Maria "Maite" Salazar joined GMAC in April 2019 as the Chief Marketing Officer. In her role, she oversees global marketing solutions for the organization, including advocacy, market intelligence, brand, professional education, corporate communications and digital marketing. Prior to GMAC, Maite served nearly a decade with Reed Elsevier Group, most recently as Vice President of Commercial Strategy, Marketing and Revenue Execution, responsible for global B2B and B2C strategy, and in a senior strategic role with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Maite is passionate about the intersection of the art and science of marketing, including educating the next generation of marketers, having taught at the University of Edinburgh Business School, where she earned a PhD in Applied Statistics and Marketing.


Betty Su

Betty Su

Senior Vice President & General Manager, GMAC Connect

Betty Su joined GMAC in 2015 as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and in January 2019 was named Senior Vice President and General Manager for GMAC Connect, a new business unit focused on providing recruitment and marketing solutions. The new business unit includes subsidiaries BusinessBecause and The MBA Tour. Prior to GMAC, Betty served as Executive Director of Brand Marketing for the United States Postal Service, and also held leadership positions at Kraft Foods Group with a focus on youth brands and marketing.