Over the past decade, Blaine Johnson has overseen the evolution of the organization’s OPM student recruitment. With the goal of providing the best student experience possible, his focus is on developing his team through coaching, implementing technological enhancements such as linguistic and behavioral analytics, and streamlining the student journey through the creation of resources such as a dedicated contact center. Under his leadership, the recruitment team has grown enrollments to more than 20,000 students across partner institutions.
Blaine cites Wiley’s 210-year history as one of the things that makes him most proud to work at the organization. But as much as we gain support from the past, he notes that an important part of his job is looking forward. “Enhancements in technology and the evolving student landscape requires constant change,” he says. “During my time with Wiley I’ve developed in my ability to lead people efficiently through times of transformation.” Before coming to Wiley, Blaine was Vice President of Sales for information security consulting firm CastleGarde, Inc. and Director of Field Operations of The Beacon Institute, a company that specialized in delivering non-credit curriculum through a network of university partners. He earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism with a minor in business from Troy State University.