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Education Partnership Manager

April Combs-Simpson, Ph.D.

Education Partnership Manager
Phone – (586) 620-4040

Office Location: Warren Campus

Coverage Area: Southeast Michigan / Statewide

Dr. Combs-Simpson is recognized for her extensive experience in the area of organizational management/supervision and sales. In addition, her experience includes marketing, public affairs/ communication, training and development and merchant services.  Her background consists of serving many years as Postmaster, where she displayed exceptional leadership and communication skills in a medium sized post office. April is very people oriented and she enjoys education and learning new skills.

In addition to April’s insurance licenses and certifications in life/health/property/casualty and annuities, she holds five degrees:

  • Associate in Liberal Arts
  • BBA in Business Administration
  • MBA in Business Administration
  • MA in Marketing
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Management

Before joining IPEx at Davenport University, April worked for Bank of America Merchant Services, where she successfully generated new business by leveraging the consultative approach to sales dealing with the interchange rates. In addition, she was responsible for identification and execution of business development strategies, outreach to build relationships, and securing new accounts, while maximizing sources of revenue.

April’s goal in her current role in IPEx is to offer successful partnerships with businesses and provide innovative learning solutions to inspire employees to become the brightest of the best in today’s business workforce.