SOURCE: ATI Schools and Colleges

November 22, 2011 22:38 ET

ATI Schools & Colleges Announces Change in Leadership -- Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael Gries

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - The Board of ATI Schools & Colleges announces a change in its senior leadership by appointing Mr. Michael Gries as its Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gries, a nationally known restructuring expert, succeeds Mr. Carli Strength. Mr. Gries has spent most of his 35-year career shaping and developing organizations and advising companies. Michael Gries is a co-founder of Conway Del Genio Gries & Co. LLC. His demonstrated expertise includes advising companies and creditors on complex corporate reorganizations, restructurings, divestitures and acquisitions. Mr. Gries will lead the senior management team as it conducts a national search for a permanent President and CEO, and will continue to guide the ongoing compliance initiatives of the Company.

"We are pleased that Mike Gries is joining our organization. He is a proven leader who has consistently demonstrated an ability to develop and execute development strategies, improve operations and work collaboratively with our students, staff and accrediting bodies," said Raymond Svider, Chairman of the Board, ATI Enterprises, Inc.

The mission of ATI is to provide career training and education that can transform individuals and positively impact entire communities. We are guided by our commitment to students and employees in all that we do so that they will, in turn, positively impact their families and the communities in which they live and work.

For more than forty years ATI has been a choice for students. With more than 10,000 students and 23 campuses across Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas, students seek ATI's hands-on training in fields such as health care, automotive repair, welding, heating and air conditioning repair, and business technology. By maintaining a thorough understanding of the unique hiring needs of the communities in which it serves, ATI creates programs that are necessary to provide local employers with a skilled workforce, in turn, ATI helps sustain and create thriving local economies.

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