As part of its transformation from a provider of print-based educational materials to a developer of digital products and services McGraw-Hill Education appointed Stephen Laster to the newly created position of chief digital officer. Laster, who served as chief information officer at Harvard Business School and president of Intelligent Solutions, a consulting firm he founded to provide guidance to C-suite executives on IT strategy and digital learning, will report to McGraw-Hill Education president and CEO Lloyd “Buzz” Waterhouse.

"The digitization of education provides our company with a major opportunity to make learning more accessible, engaging, and effective," said Waterhouse. "Stephen is the ideal choice to lead our digital initiatives going forward."