Butch Trusty is a partner in The Bridgespan Group’s New York office. Since joining the organization in 2008, and rejoining in 2018, Butch has led client engagements with a range of nonprofit and foundation clients, particularly those focused on educational equity and economic mobility. Past clients have included, among others, local and national multi-donor funds investing in talent pipelines and new school creation in urban school districts, a national African American mentoring program seeking to expand into educational services, a startup national education reform advocacy organization, a national teacher development organization exploring the launch of a new competency-based teacher preparation graduate program, and an urban school district serving disconnected youth.

Butch is also a coach in Bridgespan’s Leading for Impact® program, supporting the capacity-building efforts of nonprofit executive teams.

Between 2014-2018, Butch was Managing Partner at Education Cities, a national network of local education venture philanthropy organizations. At Education Cities, Butch oversaw all of the activities to accelerate the impact of the network’s members, including providing strategic advising services to local leaders and developing a human capital investment community of practice. Butch also previously served as the Education Program Director at The Joyce Foundation, investing $10 million per year to improve the quality of teachers and charter schools in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and nationally. Prior to Bridgespan, Butch held positions at the Alliance for Excellent Education, as an Education Pioneers Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and at Edison Schools (now EdisonLearning).

Butch serves on the Chicago Commission on Human Relations and is Chair of its Advisory Council on LGBTQ+ Issues. Butch is also the Chair of the Equality Illinois Institute and Board Chair of the School Leader Lab in Washington, DC. Butch is a member of the Illinois Charitable Trust Stabilization Board. Butch holds MBA and MPP degrees from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

Butch Trusty

Butch Trusty is a partner in The Bridgespan Group’s New York office. Since joining the organization in 2008, and rejoining in 2018, Butch has led client engagements with a range of nonprofit and foundation clients, particularly those focused on educational equity and economic mobility. Past clients have included, among others, local and national multi-donor funds […]

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Clare Bertrand

Clare Bertrand is a director at JFF Labs (Jobs For The Future). For over a decade, she has led efforts to integrate technology and innovative best practices to ensure that low-income young people and adults can make well-informed decisions about their education and career pathways. She leads the Best Bets Services Unit, which works with […]

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Alexandra Kennedy

Alex Kennedy is the Global Head of Partnership Strategy and Operations at Twitter. She is responsible for developing the Global Content Partnership strategy that both enables sustainable revenue growth and enhancement of the user experience on the platform. Alex is an executive advisor to Twitter Women, a business resource group focused on building community for […]

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Marques McCammon

Marques McCammon is the President of Ricardo North America, where he is responsible for Ricardo’s operations in the Automotive and Industrial market sectors across the American continent.  He joined the business in October of 2019 after five and half years as a global lead for Automotive at Wind River Systems, formerly the commercial software arm […]

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Sri Ananda, PhD (Secretary)

Dr. Sri Ananda served for over 25 years as a leader in a renowned educational research organization, heading national and statewide research and development efforts related to college and career preparation. Her most recent position was as Chief Program Officer at WestEd, a distinguished not-for-profit organization with 17 offices across the US. As Chief Program […]

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Gary Hoachlander, PhD

Gary Hoachlander is President of ConnectED: The National Center for College and Career. Beginning his career in 1966 as a brakeman for the Western Maryland Railroad, he has devoted most of his professional life to helping young people learn by doing—connecting education to the opportunities, challenges, and many different rewards to be found through work. […]

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Jeffrey Fisher (Board Chair)

Jeff Fisher is a partner in the San Francisco-based law firm of Farella Braun + Martel. He has a diverse practice involving a variety of high-stakes intellectual property and technology disputes, including patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark infringement, as well as antitrust and unfair competition cases. He serves as co-chair of Farella’s Litigation Department. […]

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Brian Driscoll

Brian Driscoll is the Associate Director of Development at Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, where his work focuses on leadership giving and strategic philanthropy. Previously, he served as Vice President of Individual Philanthropy for Genesys Works, a national non-profit bridging the gap between low-income students, underserved schools, and the business community. Brian has worked as a development […]

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Adam Anderson (Treasurer)

Adam Anderson is the Chief Operating Officer at The District Management Group and has led strategy and transformation in public, private, and non-profit organizations. Based in Boston, The District Management Group combines the most effective educational best practices with proven management techniques to produce measurable, sustainable improvements in student outcomes. Adam leads large scale engagements […]

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