Schweser Institute Board of Directors

Dr. Andrew C. Temte, CFA

President, Kaplan Professional Education

Andrew Temte, PhD, CFA, is president of Kaplan Professional Education (KPE), a division of Kaplan, Inc.  As president of KPE, Dr. Temte oversees and leverages assets, capabilities, and talent across Kaplan’s global footprint. KPE offers a large portfolio of professional development programs and helps individuals earn industry-recognized licensures, certifications, and designations. Based in La Crosse, WI, KPE maintains operations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

In addition to his current role, Dr. Temte has served in the following professional positions:

  • Dean of Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education
  • Interim President of Mount Washington College
  • President of Kaplan University College of Business and Technology

Outside of his professional career, Dr. Temte serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Foundation, his alma mater. He and his wife Linda, are also active in numerous fundraising events and committees in the community.  

Dr. Temte started his professional education career in 1990, working with Dr. Carl Schweser to build Schweser Study Program into the leader in CFA exam review. Upon the acquisition of Schweser Study Program by Kaplan, Inc. in 1999, Dr. Temte assumed leadership of the Kaplan Schweser organization. Under his direction, Kaplan Schweser became a leading global provider of innovative, efficient, and effective financial education solutions.  Dr. Temte earned his doctorate in finance from the University of Iowa with a concentration in international finance and investment theory. He holds the CFA designation and has over 14 years of university teaching experience in the areas of corporate finance, investments, and international finance.

Dr. Tim Smaby, CFA, FRM

Vice President of Advanced Designations, Kaplan Schweser

Dr. Tim Smaby is Vice President of Advanced Designations for Kaplan Schweser. Tim joined the company in 2002 as the manager of the Level II CFA study materials. In his current role, Tim oversees product management and content development for the CFA, CAIA, and FRM product lines. Prior to joining Kaplan, Tim was an associate professor of finance at Penn State Erie. He has also held various positions in the banking industry with Bank One in Cincinnati, Ohio, and First Republic Bank in Dallas, Texas.

Tim is a CFA Charterholder and has also been awarded the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Cincinnati, an MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin, and a BS in economics from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. R. Douglas Van Eaton, CFA

Level I Manager and Vice President of CFA Education, Kaplan Schweser

Doug Van Eaton is the Level I Manager and Senior Vice President of CFA Education at Kaplan Schweser. Before joining Kaplan, Doug taught finance at Texas Christian University, the University of North Texas, and the University of Washington. Prior to that, he spent six years with the brokerage firm of Dean Witter. He has published articles in both academic and professional journals, including the Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Investing, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, and the Financial Services Review. His work has been cited in the CFA Digest and won an award from the CFP Board of Examiners.

Doug also has many years of experience teaching financial professionals, including CFA exam review courses for the Dallas Society of Financial Analysts (DSFA) and JKE (Excel) Exam Review, as well as seminars for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in finance, accounting, and funds management. Doug’s education includes a master’s degree in economics and a doctorate in finance, both from the University of Washington.

Dr. Assem Safieddine, FRM, CVA

Dr. Assem Safieddine is the Managing Director of the Institute for Financial Analysts (IFA). He is the Associate Dean for academic programs and faculty affairs and the Chairperson of the Finance, Accounting and Managerial Economics Track, as well as the Director of the Corporate Governance Program at Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut.

Assem is also the founding president of the Lebanese CFA Society, the regional director of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), and the president of the Lebanese Risk Management Society. He earned his doctorate in finance from Boston College.