Leadership

Ken Randall

Founder of iLaw

Ken Randall is the Founder of iLaw. Randall was dean of The University of Alabama School of Law for twenty years prior to founding iLaw in 2013, a period of significant transformation at Alabama’s law school. Dean Randall practiced law with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. He holds the J.D. from Hofstra, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review; the LL.M. from Yale; and the LL.M. and J.SD. from Columbia. He also has taken Executive Education courses at the Business Schools of Harvard and Columbia.
Employing best business practices and strategic decision-making, Randall’s administrative team helped propel Alabama to a Top 25 law school ranking. Alabama generated entrepreneurial streams of revenue through innovative distance education programs. He has helped create or transform online programs at multiple institutions. Randall was the first Chair of the Technology Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education.

Michael Gregory

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Michael Gregory is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for iLaw. Michael is responsible for the business’ strategic direction, product development, partnerships and collaboration, and new business generation. Before joining iLaw in 2015, Michael worked for almost twenty years with Wolters Kluwer Law & Business and its predecessors Aspen Publishers and Little, Brown & Company, in positions including Director of Sales and Marketing; Executive Director of Sales; Director of Academic Services; and Director of New Markets. Michael holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A. from Syracuse University.

Megan Ablondi

Vice President of Marketing

Megan Ablondi is the Vice President of Marketing for iLaw. She has extensive experience with market research, marketing, and brand strategy, all in the legal education sector, including seven years developing and promoting online products. Her expertise spans traditional marketing through social media and SEO/SEM. She has worked with an education-focused professional development company and with Wolters Kluwer in its legal education publication and bar review initiatives. Megan holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications from St. Michael’s College.

Vi To

Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management

Vi is passionate about delivering innovative and best-in-class enrollment management services for online legal education.  In the last 20 years, Vi has worked in start-ups (The Home Education Network and OnlineLearning.net), midsized companies (Sylvan Learning Systems and Academic Partnerships), and large organizations (Laureate Education and Pearson), where he has successfully created service layers that anticipate customer needs. Vi graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, he completed the Coro Fellowship Program in Public Affairs, and earned his MBA from Walden University.

David Gabel

Vice President of Graduate Programs 

David Gabel is the Vice President of Graduate Programs for iLaw. He oversees the creation and delivery of iLaw’s graduate and non-J.D. programs, working with a talented cross-functional team and leading partner schools to develop innovative products and ensure successful outcomes. David has extensive experience in the online education industry, having created, developed, and executed hundreds of continuing education, professional development, and training courses for both legal and non-legal audiences. David holds a J.D. and M.B.A. from American University and a B.A. from Emory University.

Erin Reed

Director of Creative Learning and Instructional Design

Erin Reed is the Director of Creative Learning and Instructional Design for iLaw. She holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning and Instrutional Design with emphasis on Distance Learning. As a learning and development professional with more than 20 years of experience in higher education, professional development, and training, her primary focus has been on eLearning and improving the quality of online education. As an instructional designer and manager, Erin has had the opportunity to manage a distance educational program for the largest North Carolina Community College Online program with more than 14,000 students, 100 faculty, and 600 courses. She has implemented faculty certification and quality course review processes to improve the quality of online learning.

Bethany Galbraith

Director of Graduate Programs

Bethany Galbraith is the Director of Graduate Programs for iLaw. She has worked in higher education for more than fifteen years, including five years at the University of Alabama School of Law. At iLaw, Bethany maintains leadership, strategic direction, and graduate program oversight to iLaw partner schools.  Bethany is critical to the successful implementation of various graduate programs. She works with law schools to develop best practices, to ensure strategic objectives are achieved, and to build new programs with a focus on emerging and innovative learning.

Dan Forkrud

Vice President of Operations, and Financial Planning and Analysis 

Dan has worked in the technology and education industry for over ten years, including eight years at Barbri. At iLaw, Dan is responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and the financial analysis of all JD and non-JD programs.