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.
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.
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.
Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management
Vi is passionate about delivering innovative and best-in-class enrollment management services for online education. In the last 20 years, Vi 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’s successfully created service layers that anticipate customer needs. Combining adaptive technology with great teams, he delivers a high tech, high touch approach that is differentiated and enhances the entire life-cycle of today’s online learners. Vi graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, completed the Coro Fellowship Program in Public Affairs and earned his MBA from Walden University.
Director of Graduate Programs
Bethany Galbraith is the Director of Graduate Programs for iLaw. She has worked in higher education for more than ten years, including five years at the University of Alabama School of Law. At iLaw, Bethany oversees project development,maintains program oversight, acts as primary liaison to iLaw partner schools, and is integral to the implementation of various programs.
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.
Director of J.D. Programs
Cheryl Freidberg is Director of J.D. Programs for iLaw. She has background in legal practice & education, corporate marketing, advertising and project management. Her experiences range from implementing multi-million dollar IT projects to clerking for a US Magistrate. She has held positions in legal education, private practice and Fortune 500 companies. Cheryl holds a J.D. and MBA from St. Mary’s University and a BSBA in Marketing & Management from Washington University in St. Louis.
Stephanie Kennedy is the Marketing Specialist at iLaw. Before joining iLaw, she worked in the legal niche for four years as a graphic designer and digital marketer. Stephanie received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. At iLaw, Stephanie will work with partner schools on optimizing social media, developing strategic creative marketing campaigns, and on lead generation strategies.