Todd Litzsinger

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Todd A. Litzsinger

Board Member

Todd Litzsinger is the Former Chairman CEO and President of Follett Corporation. Todd recently led the strategic analysis and full divestiture of the three Follett business entities (Follet Higher Education Group, Follett School Solutions and Baker & Taylor), along with Follett Corporation. While CEO, Todd transformed the Follett Higher Ed group ahead of the pandemic with game changing technology to support online and digital offerings, tripling the online revenue to over $600M during the pandemic and doubling the Follett Access program to $200M during the same period. He also created double digit growth within Follett School Solutions SAS K12 and Digital during that time, ultimately maximizing shareholder value. Prior to his appointment in 2014, Todd served as President of Content Solutions and Services for Follett School Solutions. Since joining the Company in 1992, Todd has held a wide range of leadership positions, including President of Follett Library Resources, President of Follett Educational Services, President of BWI, and National Sales Director for Custom Academic Publishing Company (CAPCO), a joint venture with BMI Systems. Over the last several years, Todd advanced the Company’s reputation with the prestigious Loyola Family Business of the Year Award and relationships in the preK-12 market through his development and sponsorship of Project Connect, a national group of district superintendents partnering with Follett to promote the importance of the library and media centers in today’s schools. He developed the first to market Collection Analysis digital solution tool for K12 and Public Libraries, driving more than $100M in funding over the first 3 years. Todd also created and launched the first to market Digital Content Platform FollettShelf, which was the first single sign-on solution in the K12 marketplace servicing over 45K schools in the first 18 months of operation. Prior to Follett, he worked for Jostens, the school yearbook and ring company managing Central and Northern California.

Todd recently joined the Family Office Exchange Board, servicing the global Family Office Network. Todd is involved with Educational A/I, serving on the PowerNotes Board, supporting Manifold Group. Todd also supports New Markets Venture Partners as a Senior Advisor to their Educational Fund. Todd is also providing consulting support for Gen6 Family Business Consulting. Todd is further supporting Quad Partners as an Education advisor. Todd currently serves on the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Board of Directors, as well as, the Reading Power Board, a charitable early literacy tutor program. Todd serves on the Brookings Institute Center for Universal Education Committee, as well as, Texas Christian Universities, Chancellors Advisory Board. Todd is a lecturer on Supply Chain at Loyola University Business School and Guest Lecturer on Family Business at Texas Christian University. He is also a presenter at Loyola Universities Family Business Center on Family Business Management. Todd is a member of the Historic Stationers Company Guild of London, providing advocacy and support for the Printing and Publishing industry. Todd continues doing keynote speaking regarding Family Wealth management and Higher Ed/K12 market M&A. Todd also executed the historical archive legacy plans for the Follett Family and is working with Loyola University with a new interactive Family Business Case Study program, along with a new Family Business curriculum. other family members regarding on-going efforts with Loyola to continue Follett’s impact on education. Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University.

Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers print and digital learning materials, retail services, library resources and school management systems on more than 1,200 college campuses and across 85,000 elementary and high schools. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett was a $3.6 billion privately-held company.