​​Leadership Team

Jack Gibson

Jack Gibson, CEO

Prior to joining IRMI in 1982, ​Jack was a consultant with a leading national risk management firm. His consulting practice focused on financial institutions, public entities, and contractors. 

​Jack earned a BBA degree, cum laude, in risk management and an MBA degree, both from the University of Georgia. In 1996 he was honored as Georgia's Outstanding Insurance Alumnus of the year.

Jennifer Haworth

Jennifer Haworth, President

Jennifer is responsible for managing and improving day-to-day operations vital to the creation and delivery of WebCE’s products and services. Prior to her 11 year tenure with WebCE, Jennifer held various sales and marketing positions with other Dallas-based high-tech and start-up firms. 

Jennifer holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Texas State University (formerly, Southwest Texas State University).

Executive Team

Eugene Barnes

Eugene Barnes, Vice President of Operations

Eugene has over 25 years of compliance and operations experience within the financial services industry. Eugene’s team insures that WebCE complies with the constantly-changing rules promulgated by the various regulators. Eugene also manages WebCE’s course development group which is responsible for preparing all of WebCE’s content to be delivered online. In addition, he manages our day-to-day operations to insure 24x7 delivery while complying with various security standards for data security and redundancy.

Eugene graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in Marketing.

Ricki Zieman

Ricki Zieman, Vice President and Controller

Ricki oversees WebCE’s accounting, financial, personnel, internal control, and real estate affairs. She is also the brand manager for WebCE’s CPA and tax preparer product line, APlusCPE. Her previous experience includes 7 years with KPMG Peat Marwick in their Auditing Group and an additional six years as Controller of The Merchant Accounting Group for FirstUSA/Paymentech.

Ricki received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas, Arlington. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Don Shipp

​Don Shipp, ​​Vice President of ​IT

Don is responsible for managing the IT department and advises company leadership of potential process improvements, infrastructure development and enhancements that support key objectives. Don has over 25 years of experience, including 20 years at WebCE’s parent company, International Risk Management Institute (IRMI).  

Don holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Texas State University.

​Management Team

Anne Shropshire

​Anne Shropshire, ​Director of Content and Product Manager of WebCE

Anne has overall responsibility for WebCE’s course content. Her publishing experience spans over 22 years in the financial services industry.

Anne graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio with a B.A. cum laude, English/Journalism. In addition, she has been granted the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Arthur Carvajal

Arthur Carvajal, JD, Executive Editor ​& Chief Legal Counsel 

In addition to managing WebCE’s legal affairs, Arthur heads the creation of our insurance prelicensing content. Arthur was previously employed at Kaplan/Dearborn for 10+ years. He began his career as a lawyer in private practice with Chicago law firms representing insurance companies.

Arthur has a B.A. in English and Journalism from St. Mary’s University and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Cassy Rubis

​​Cassy Rubis, ​Director of ​Marketing and Product Manager of WebCE

Cassy is responsible for leading the marketing staff and directing the design, execution, strategy and analysis of all marketing activities for WebCE’s family of brands. She has been with WebCE for 8 years. 

Cassy graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.

Dan Tromblay

​Dan Tromblay, ​CLU, ChFC, FLMI, Product Manager of PreLicense.com

Dan is responsible for managing all aspects of the PreLicense.com product line including business-to-business sales, account management and content development. Prior to coming to WebCE, he was VP of Dearborn’s Financial Education Products division and the Senior Agency Process Manager with Allstate. 

Dan is a licensed life and health agent and also holds NASD registrations (Series 6, 63, 26). He graduated with a B.A. cum laude from The University of New Hampshire, in Political Science, Journalism.

Jordan Smith

Jennifer Smith, Product Manager – Tax, Accounting, Enrolled Agents, and Tax Preparers

Jennifer is responsible for managing the CPA, EA, and other paid tax preparers product line, including content development and account management. Prior to joining WebCE, she was a professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce and worked within financial advisory services at a Big Four accounting firm, a middle-market firm, and a boutique firm. 

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, a JD and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a CPA, licensed attorney, and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith, ​Director of Support Services

Jordan manages our Call Center which includes our customer service and coaching staff. Jordan has over 20 years of experience in customer service and managing call centers. Prior to coming to WebCE, Jordan managed call centers at AT&T Performing Arts Center and Allstate Insurance. 

Jordan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Colorado.

Julie Mendle

Julie Mendel, Product Manager - Firm Element Services

Julie is responsible for managing all aspects of the firm element product line including business-to-business sales, account management and content development. Prior to joining WebCE, Julie managed continuing education libraries for other firms within the securities industry as well as working in the legal and regulatory environments.  

Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Administration from Central Michigan University.

Lesli Leakey

Lesli Leakey, Director of Compliance and Product Manager of WebCE

Lesli is responsible for the management of the Compliance department at WebCE. She oversees compliance for all brands, manages the compliance staff and handles all internal and external compliance matters. Lesli has been with WebCE since 2009.  

Lesli is a licensed adjuster in the State of Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Ryan Marlow

Ryan Marlow, Director of ​Business Solutions

Ryan manages WebCE’s support functions for all product lines, including customer service, prelicense coaching, corporate sales and marketing support. He has been with WebCE for over 10 years.  

Ryan holds a Bachelors Degree, cum laude, in Business Administration from University of Texas at Dallas.

Ryan Marlow

Scott McKelvey, Director of IT

Scott is responsible for managing the IT application development team which creates and supports the websites, databases, internal systems, client integrations, and additional technology used across all departments and product lines. He has been with WebCE for over 10 years.   

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in Computer Science and Business from Texas A&M University.