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. Widely known for his expertise in career and technical education and many other aspects of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education, Gary has consulted extensively for the U.S. Department of Education, state departments of education, local school districts, foundations, and a variety of other clients. Gary earned his Bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and holds both a Master’s and Ph.D. degree from the Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley.

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 (Chairman)

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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Sri Ananda, PhD

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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Adam Anderson (Secretary)

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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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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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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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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Dan Varner (Treasurer)

Dan Varner is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, whose mission is to put people with employment challenges to work. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit operates Goodwill Automotive (a Tier 1 automotive supplier), Goodwill’s Green Works (an industrial recycling operation) and retail locations throughout the Detroit area to provide […]

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Rob Atterbury

Rob Atterbury is a Director for District and Regional support for ConnectED: The National Center for College and Career, where he has been on staff since 2009. Rob began his career in the automotive industry, and later became a career technical education teacher, curriculum coordinator, director, and Associate Superintendent for high school transformation. Rob has […]

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