Marino Named to Florida 500 List of Influential Leaders

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Fort Lauderdale, FL (November 3, 2022) — For the fourth straight year, Florida Trend Magazine has named Kaplan North America’s CEO Gregory Marino to its Florida 500, the most influential business leaders in more than 60 economic sectors throughout the state.

“I am truly honored to be included on this list of exceptional leaders,” said Marino, who was among 28 listed in the education sector. “I am fortunate to lead the most talented and dedicated team in our industry. Kaplan has accomplished so much for our students and university and business partners this past year, so it’s gratifying to see the achievements of our organization recognized.”

Since joining Kaplan nearly 30 years ago, Marino has been a pioneer in delivering online educational solutions focused on student success and outcomes. Under his leadership, Kaplan has become a leading managed services provider in the higher education industry and a transformational force in test prep and the continuing education of professionals in multiple fields. In 2020, he was named CEO for all of Kaplan’s North American businesses, and is responsible for managing a team of approximately 5,000 employees who deliver a wide variety of education services, including higher and professional education, test preparation, corporate and leadership training and student recruitment, online enablement, and other university support services.

In his Florida 500 profile, Marino says this about a major influence in his life: “Stanley Kaplan, founder of Kaplan, aspired to expand access to education, opening doors to opportunities for all people.”

The Florida 500 recognition joins a list of other honors Kaplan has received this year. Last month the company was named for a second consecutive year among the Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® by Newsweek, based on employee happiness and satisfaction at work. Earlier this year, the company was again listed as one of South Florida’s Top Workplaces by the Sun Sentinel, the region’s largest-circulation daily newspaper, based on anonymous employee surveys. Additionally, Kaplan’s Career Core was recognized as a World Changing Idea for 2022 by Fast Company.

Business leaders listed in the Florida 500 were chosen by Florida Trend’s editorial department. The publication states, “The editorial selection of the 500 executives was based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews, and months of research, culminating in a highly selective biographical guide to the people who really run Florida. We look for individuals who appear to be the kind of people who others in their communities or industry sectors look to for leadership.”

The full Florida 500 list can be found at

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