February 14, 2014
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Luther S. Luedtke will retire at the end of March 2015. During Luedtke’s nine-year tenure, EDC has experienced tremendous growth, both nationally and internationally, extending its reach and reputation as one of the world’s leading nonprofits in education, health, and economic development. The EDC Board of Trustees has begun a nationwide search for Luedtke’s successor.
“EDC has benefited greatly from Luther’s vision and leadership,” said Marvin J. Suomi, chair of EDC’s board. “He built a strong management team and has established the framework for the new strategic path that will position EDC for years to come.”
Since Luedtke joined EDC in 2006, the organization’s revenues have grown from $105 million to $207 million in 2013, and the number of EDC staff worldwide has nearly doubled. His other accomplishments include establishing EDC’s new world headquarters in Waltham, Mass., and adding a fourth U.S. corporate office in Chicago.
Prior to joining EDC, Luedtke was president of California Lutheran University and a professor and administrator at the University of Southern California.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), is a global nonprofit organization that creates learning opportunities for people around the world, empowering them to pursue healthier, more productive lives. EDC manages 250 projects in 30 countries. Visit www.edc.org.