Bios

Executive Bios
James Moses

President and CEO

James Moses serves as the president and chief executive officer of Road Scholar, the world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. He has held the position since 2002. Under his leadership, Road Scholar has become a leading educational adventure organization, with nearly 300 employees and 5,500 programs offered worldwide. Moses began his career at Road Scholar in 1979 as registrar. He has held several leadership positions, including chief operating officer, senior vice president of programs and vice president of international programs. Moses holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and psychology from Boston College.

Steve August

Vice President, Marketing

Steve August is vice president of marketing at Road Scholar. August joined Road Scholar in 2014 and has held various roles in marketing. He oversees digital marketing, catalog circulation and campaign analytics. Prior to joining the organization, he held managerial and executive roles at Staples, Brookstone, and Sharper Image. August holds a bachelor’s in economics from St. Anselm College and an MBA in marketing from the University of New Hampshire.

Eric Bird

Chief Operating Officer

Eric Bird is Chief Operating Officer at Road Scholar. Prior to joining Road Scholar, Bird served as CIO at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design; previously he has held positions at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the RAND Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s from Yale University and a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Stuart Burke

Vice President of Finance

Stuart Burke is vice president of finance at Road Scholar. He has held the position for five years. Burke joined Road Scholar in 1991 and has held the roles of assistant controller, controller and associate vice president of finance. Prior to joining the organization, he worked in the audit group for Price Waterhouse Coopers. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Vermont. He earned his CPA in 1988 and a not-for-profit management certificate at Northeastern University in 1998.

AJ Graham

Vice President, Participant Services

AJ Graham is vice president of participant services at Road Scholar. Prior to joining Road Scholar in 2017, Graham has held numerous leadership roles during his 15 years in the travel and tourism industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Maeve Hartney

Vice President, Programs

Maeve Hartney is vice president of programs at Road Scholar. She has held this position since 2014. Hartney joined Road Scholar in 1998 as manager of program assessment and evaluation. In 2000, she was named senior manager and in 2002 director, program services. In 2006, Hartney was promoted to associate vice president, special programs. She was previously at Ernst & Young and Saga Holidays. Hartney holds a degree in business administration from Limerick Institute of Technology.

Mary Marks

Senior Vice President, Tuition & Revenue Management and Program Operations

Mary Marks has held the title of senior vice president of tuition & revenue management and program operations at Road Scholar since February 2016. She joined the organization in 2015 as contractor, process improvement. Previously, Marks was senior vice president of finance and worldwide controller at Grand Circle Corp. She has an associate’s degree in accounting from Mass Bay Community College and earned an MBA at Simmons University.

John McCarthy

Chief Information Officer

John McCarthy is Chief Information Officer at Road Scholar. McCarthy has been involved in information technology for nearly 20 years in a variety of leadership and hands-on roles. Prior to joining Road Scholar in 2002, McCarthy worked in IT consulting for Grant Thornton LLP and Hitachi Consulting primarily focused on project management and enterprise application implementations. McCarthy holds a bachelor of science degree in management information systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lowell Partridge

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Lowell Partridge is the chief financial officer of Road Scholar. Partridge oversees accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting and analysis; tax and regulatory compliance; cash and investment management; and insurance and risk management, including mitigation strategies relating to currency risk. Prior to joining Road Scholar in 1998, he oversaw internal audit departments for two financial services firms and was an audit manager and CPA for an international public accounting firm. Partridge earned a bachelor of science in accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

Robin Vann Ricca

Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources

Robin Vann Ricca is the vice president of organizational development and human resources at Road Scholar. She has held this position since 2013. Prior to joining the organization, Robin held various leadership positions in the fitness, health care, and human services fields. Vann Ricca earned a bachelor’s at George Washington University, a master’s in public health at Tulane University School of Public Health, and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Mike Zoob

Senior Planned and Major Gifts Officer and Advisor to the President

Mike Zoob serves as the senior planned and major gifts officer and advisor to the president. Zoob became the organization’s first employee in 1977 and led its evolution from a social movement to a registered independent not-for-profit organization. Over the ensuing years, he was instrumental in securing grants from marquee companies including ARCO and Kellogg Foundation, which helped establish Road Scholar as a national leader in older adult education. During his tenure he held positions as senior vice president, counselor and vice president of fundraising, catalog and marketing.
Zoob is a graduate of Trinity College (Hartford) and Harvard Law School.