January 09, 2007 11:16 ET

ETS President and CEO Kurt Landgraf to Be Inducted Into New Jersey Business Hall of Fame

PRINCETON, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- Kurt M. Landgraf, president and CEO of ETS, will be inducted into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements and their positive impact on New Jersey. The selection was made by a committee comprising leaders from the three partnering organizations -- Junior Achievement of New Jersey, the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, and The Star Ledger.

Inducted along with Landgraf will be Pamela J. Craig, CFO of Accenture, and Paul M. Pantozzi, Chairman and CEO of The Provident Bank. An induction banquet will be held in Newark, NJ on April 19, 2007.

"As a responsible citizen, I am obliged to be active in community affairs, and to encourage the participation of ETS employees in activities that benefit the communities in which they live and work," Landgraf says. "I accept this honor as recognition of Junior Achievement's belief that it is only through partnerships with business and education that we bring the real world to our employees and young people to help them realize the impact their involvement can have."

A former CEO of DuPont Pharmaceuticals and for the past six years President and CEO of Educational Testing Service, Landgraf has embraced ETS's mission: to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services... and to support education and professional development for all people worldwide.

Landgraf forged the ETS-Trenton Community Partnership and strengthened ties with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the National Urban League and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, among other organizations. He is a member of the NJ Commission on Higher Education, the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges, Jobs for America's Graduates, and the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Sciences (GEM). Recently, he was instrumental in GEM's relocation to Princeton, thereby enabling greater service to the local area.

New Jersey's Five Sector Alliance recently presented Landgraf with its Lifetime Achievement Award for his advocacy in education, noting ETS's response to Katrina ($100,000 to victims, $75,000 to the Red Cross and $25,000 to Xavier University) and employee volunteerism. The National Association of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education honored him for supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Association of Hispanics in Higher Education gave him its Outstanding Support Award. Rutgers' Graduate School of Education named him a Distinguished Leader in Education.

Landgraf inculcates service in ETS employees, instituting a policy of one paid community service day yearly. In October 2006, ETS employees raised almost $500,000 for United Way-ETS Cares. In his six years at ETS, the annual ETS Cares Campaign has grown steadily, having raised more than $2.26 million.

Inducted as "Laureates," the awardees are recognized for their business excellence; visionary, innovative leadership; community involvement; and high ethical standards. Laureates serve as role models for the next generation of business leaders, many of whom are Junior Achievement students.


ETS is a nonprofit institution with the mission to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services for all people worldwide. In serving individuals, educational institutions and government agencies around the world, ETS customizes solutions to meet the need for teacher professional development products and services, classroom and end-of-course assessments, and research-based teaching and learning tools. Founded in 1947, ETS today develops, administers and scores more than 24 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. Additional information is available at

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