Simon Allen , , , Interim President & CEO McGraw-Hill

President, Higher Education and International Groups

Simon Allen was named Interim CEO of McGraw-Hill in October 2019, leading the company while it plans for its expected merger with Cengage Learning in early 2020. While serving as Interim CEO, Simon continues in his role as President of McGraw-Hill's International Group (appointed in March 2018) and Higher Education Group (appointed in February 2019). As the leader of McGraw-Hill’s International group, he is responsible for a business that provides content, educational services and customized learning solutions in more than 75 languages to K-12 schools and higher education institutions in more than 100 countries outside of the United States. As the leader of the Higher Education Group, he oversees an organization that delivers curated content and digital learning solutions designed to help students succeed in the classrooms of more than 250,000 college instructors across the U.S.

Simon has deep experience in educational publishing having led large teams across six continents focused on K-12 and higher education, as well as science, technical and medical digital and print products for professional, governmental and institutional markets. Before joining McGraw-Hill, he was the CEO of Macmillan Education, leading the company’s transition from print to blended learning products and solutions. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, International at The McGraw-Hill Companies and during that time was elected President of The Publishers Association in the U.K., serving for three years on its council. Before that, Simon was President, Higher Education at both Pearson Education EMEA and Prentice Hall Europe. Earlier in his career, he held sales leadership roles with the Times Mirror Group in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

Simon received his BA with honors from Middlesex University School of Business and completed Executive Education programs in Leadership and Strategic Management at the London Business School.

Garet Guthrie , , , Chief Financial Officer

Garet Guthrie was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for McGraw-Hill in July 2019. As CFO, Garet is responsible for Finance, Accounting, Tax, Real Estate and Global Business Services.

Previously Garet served as McGraw-Hill's Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, responsible for providing management, the company's board of directors and investors with insight and analysis on financial performance and overseeing corporate costs. In addition, he supported investor relations activities, including capital market transactions and oversaw financial aspects of mergers, acquisitions, investments and divestitures.

Before joining McGraw-Hill in 2013, Garet was part of PwC's Deals practice focused on global private equity and multinational corporate transactions for many of PwC's largest clients. His experience with PwC spanned multiple industries and technology sectors and provided a diverse combination of strategic, financial and capital market experiences. He earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and his Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University, is a Certified Financial Analyst charterholder and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Angelo T. DeGenaro , , , Chief Information & Operations Officer

Angelo T. DeGenaro serves as Chief Information and Operations Officer for McGraw-Hill, joining the company in January 2015. He is responsible for Global Technology Services, which includes infrastructure and operations, architecture, cybersecurity, and back-office systems. In August 2018, he was also named to lead Operations, which includes Global Supply Chain Management, consisting of content services, manufacturing services, inventory planning, fulfillment and logistics, customer service and order management.

Angelo began working for The McGraw-Hill Companies in 2004, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at McGraw Hill Financial. In that role, he was responsible for enterprise architecture, global infrastructure delivery, and IT risk management, among other areas. Before joining The McGraw-Hill Companies, Angelo held senior technology leadership positions at the CIGNA Corporation and Citicorp. He spent seven years at CIGNA as the Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Implementation Services and also held several operational and engineering leadership roles during his earlier 18-year tenure at Citicorp.

Angelo is a member of The Research Board, a New York-based international think tank. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from New York University and a Master of Science in telecommunications and computing management from Polytechnic University.

Scott Grillo , , , President, Professional Group

Scott Grillo was named President of McGraw-Hill's Professional group in March 2018. He is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s core publishing program and online subscription products in the Medical, Technical, Business, and Test Prep categories. Previously, he served as Vice President, Global Professional Markets.

Since joining the company in 1996, Scott has served as Publisher for several divisions within the Professional group and has led the digital transformation of the business in all aspects of platform development, new product launches, technology innovation, and digital delivery including the portfolio expansion of McGraw-Hill's Access products. He is the Company’s representative on the Executive Council of the Association of American Publishers’ Professional and Scholarly division. Scott began his publishing career with Prentice Hall where he held sales and marketing roles within both the Higher Education and Professional Technical Reference divisions.

Scott graduated from The College of William & Mary and received his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Catherine J. Mathis , , , Chief Communications Officer

Catherine J. Mathis serves as Chief Communications Officer for McGraw-Hill, joining the company in May 2015. She is responsible for creating and executing corporate communication strategies targeted to critical business, media and education policy-related audiences, and also leads the company’s influencer and stakeholder management efforts. Prior to her arrival at McGraw-Hill, Catherine served as the senior vice president of marketing and communications for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. She was also a member of the Standard & Poor’s executive committee.

Before that, Catherine was senior vice president of corporate communications for The New York Times Company, where she served as chief spokesperson. In 2006, Catherine was named Communicator of the Year by the New York chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Catherine serves on the Board of Overseers for the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, the Board of the Corporate Communication International Center at Baruch College, the Advisory Board of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms and the Board of Trustees of Hartley House, a New York-based social services organization.

Catherine graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing and management information systems.

Heath Morrison , , , President, School Group

Heath Morrison is president of McGraw-Hill’s School group, which is responsible for offering PreK-12 educators and learners with programs, tools, and services supported by differentiated pedagogical instruction and purposeful technology. Previously, he served as the School group’s SVP of Sales. Heath joined McGraw-Hill in 2015 as senior vice president of Government Affairs and Education Policy, where he was responsible for representing the company’s government-related opportunities before federal and state legislators and regulators as well as representatives of local school districts. He also advocated for educational policy issues affecting the company.

Heath has spent his entire career in education. He began as a social studies and math teacher in Virginia and Maryland, and moved into school administration serving as both a middle and high school principal before becoming a superintendent. He was named Maryland Principal of the Year in 2006. In 2012, he was named AASA’s National Superintendent of the Year for his work in the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada; the youngest leader and earliest in his tenure ever to receive this distinction. Heath most recently served as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Heath graduated with a bachelor's degree in Government from the College of William and Mary. He holds a Masters of Educational Administration and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning from the University of Maryland.

Sheila M. O'Neill , , , Chief Culture And Talent Officer

Sheila M. O’Neill joined McGraw-Hill as Interim Chief Culture and Talent Officer in March 2018. As the global leader of the Culture and Talent teams, her major responsibilities include talent strategy and planning, performance management and rewards, employee engagement and recognition.

As Vice President of Human Resources for S&P Global Ratings from 2012 to 2017, Sheila led the Human Resources (HR) function and developed the global talent management strategy. This included refreshing the organizational structure to leverage new capabilities and leadership roles; enhancing talent management practices for improved hiring and succession plans; and partnering with senior leadership to design and implement change management activities. Sheila held other HR leadership roles with S&P Global (formerly McGraw Hill Financial) beginning in 2000. She served as Vice President of Human Resources for McGraw Hill Financial's Commodities & Commercial Markets business where she focused on acquisition and divestiture activities, leadership development and HR team performance.

Before joining S&P Global, Sheila held human resources leadership positions at Spherion Corporation and The Home Insurance Company focusing on talent acquisition, employee relations management, reward systems, and leadership development.

Sheila holds a master's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University/Baruch College and a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University. She recently completed the Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.

David Stafford , , , General Counsel And Secretary

David B. Stafford was appointed senior vice president and general counsel of McGraw-Hill in May 2012. As general counsel, he is responsible for all legal matters affecting McGraw-Hill and manages McGraw-Hill's legal and government affairs departments. Prior to May 2012, David was vice president and associate general counsel at The McGraw-Hill Companies. As a senior member of the company’s legal department, he practiced in a wide variety of legal areas, with a focus on the company’s financial information businesses.

From 2006 to 2009, David served as senior vice president, Corporate Affairs, and assistant to the chairman and chief executive officer, where he was responsible for the marketing, communications, government affairs, and community relations activities of the company and advising the chairman and chief executive officer on matters involving the Board of Directors and the management and operation of the company generally. Prior to 2006 he was associate general counsel at The McGraw-Hill Companies. Before joining The McGraw-Hill Companies in 1992, he was an associate at the New York City law firms of Battle Fowler and Rosenman & Colin, where he specialized in corporate law. David is a graduate of Columbia University, where he received his bachelor’s degree, and a graduate of Cornell Law School, where he received his J.D. degree. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of American Publishers and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of YAI Network, a not-for-profit that provides a variety of services to people in the New York metropolitan area who have developmental disabilities.