News Release

Message From Pascal Kaplan:
Lance Simon, CVEP
Appointed CEO of iCohere

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 7, 2017

Pascal and Lance

Almost twenty years ago, a small team at what was then called “The Kaplan Consulting Group” began envisioning something new: an online learning and community platform for associations. That
nascent concept quickly developed into the iCohere platform which wraps courses, virtual and hybrid conferences, peer discussions and 18 other modules into a single All-in-One Unified Learning System.

​From concept to design, development to testing, marketing to sales and to support, I have had the privilege, as iCohere’s CEO, of seeing this seed mature to becoming one of the most respected LMS systems in what is now a crowded association learning marketplace.

​Now the time has come for me to pass along that privilege to Lance Simon CVEP, who became CEO of iCohere on December 1. You probably know Lance either from his Meetings Without Walls course, weekly webinars, or through conversations with him about how iCohere can better help you serve your members. A former programmer himself, Lance has worked closely with me at iCohere for a decade, most recently as our EVP of Marketing and Sales. His ideas for ways iCohere can continue to serve you and your colleagues in the years to come are ambitious and will build upon the foundation of exceptional, personal service that has been the hallmark of our company.

Though I will be shifting much of my time to local volunteer activities, I will continue my involvement with iCohere as Board Chair.

Thank you to our Clients, for entrusting us at iCohere with providing the consulting expertise and cloud-based platform for your learning offerings, whether through courses, webinars, or conferences.

​Wishing you continuing professional growth, success in your service to your members, and delight in your work,


Pascal Kaplan, Ph.D.
iCohere Board Chair

About iCohere

iCohere's Unified Learning System provides a cloud-hosted platform for professional online collaboration projects and events. Its "all-in-one" integrated system is used for webinars, self-paced courses, instructor-led courses, learning communities, and online community portals. iCohere offers a unique mixture of personalized training and ongoing support through every step of the planning, configuration, and execution process, ensuring that clients maximize their users' experience and ROI.