JAG Board of Directors

The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware

Board Officer: Chairman of the National Board

When he took office in 2009, Governor Jack Markell inherited a record budget shortfall, rapidly rising unemployment, and a stagnant economy. Since then, he worked to create and keep Delaware jobs in a range of industries, including re-opening a shuttered oil refinery in Delaware City and attracting new manufacturing to the site of the old Chrysler plant in Newark. The list of companies that have re-located or expanded their operations in Delaware under the Governor’s leadership include Amazon, Kraft Foods, Atlantis Industries, Citigroup, Capital One, Johnson Controls, JP Morgan Chase, Sallie Mae, Barclays, Miller Metal, Mountaire Farms, Baltimore Aircoil, Calpine, ILC Dover, PTM Manufacturing and Testing Machines, Inc. His administration has also provided grants and loans to help Delaware’s vital small businesses expand and grow.

The Honorable Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana

Board Officer: Vice Chair of the JAG Board

Steve Bullock, Montana's former attorney general, was elected Montana's 24th governor on November 6, 2012. 

Bullock, 46, has served as Montana attorney general since January of 2009. He pioneered the successful Montana 24/7 Sobriety Program, which holds repeat drunken drivers accountable by allowing judges to order offenders to take twice-daily breath tests or wear alcohol-monitoring bracelets. Bullock worked with Democrats and Republicans in the 2011 Legislature to expand the program statewide. To date, more than 115,000 tests have been administered with a 99.7 percent success rate. The program is paid for by the offenders.

The Honorable Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana

Board Officer: Vice Chair of the JAG Board

Governor Mike Pence is a lifelong Hoosier with legal, small business and policy experience. He was elected the 50th Governor of the State of Indiana in 2012 and inaugurated January 14, 2013.

Governor Pence is dedicated to continuing Indiana on a pathway to success through fiscal responsibility, economic development and educational opportunity for every Hoosier child.

The Honorable Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada

Board Officer: Vice Chair of the JAG Board

Brian Sandoval was elected Governor of Nevada on November 2, 2010. He took the oath of office before Chief Justice Michael Douglas shortly after Noon on January 3, 2011. As Governor, Sandoval is Vice-Chair of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and is piloting the JAG program in eight Nevada schools in the next school year. A member of the National Governors Association and the Western Governors Association, Sandoval serves as Vice-Chair of the NGA Health and Homeland Security Committee. He was recently appointed Chair-elect of the Education Commission of the States. Sandoval is a member of the Republican Governors Association and the Hispanic Leadership Network.

The Honorable Thomas J. Tauke, Retired, Verizon Communications

Board Officer: Chair, Executive Committee

Thomas J. Tauke retired as executive vice president - Public Affairs, Policy and Communications at Verizon Communications Inc.  In that role, Tauke oversaw media relations, employee communications, reputation management, philanthropy, corporate responsibilityand external relations for Verizon.  As the company’s senior policy executive, he was responsible for the development of Verizon’s public policy positions and advocacy.  He served as a member of Verizon’s Leadership Council.

Kenneth M. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Partnerships LLC

Board Officer: President & Chief Executive, JAG

Mr. Kenneth M. Smith serves as President and CEO of Jobs for America’s Graduates, Inc. (JAG), the nation’s largest, most consistently applied model of dropout prevention and school-to-career transition for at-risk and disadvantaged young people.

In 1979, Mr. Smith worked with Governor Pete du Pont of Delaware on the design of the first statewide test of the JAG Model, and has served as President and CEO since its inception.  JAG currently serves 42,000 at-risk young people annually, in more than 800 high schools in 32 states.  There are also over 2,000 young people enrolled in a test of JAG in the United Kingdom under the auspices of The Prince’s Trust.

China Gorman, Chief Executive Officer, Great Place to Work®

Board Officer: Secretary of the JAG Board

China Gorman is Chief Executive Officer of Great Place to Work®. With 30 years’ experience in strategic business leadership roles within HR professional services organizations, China has firmly established herself as a sought-after speaker, writer and thought leader within the human resources domain. Prior to joining Great Place to Work, China became well-known for her tenure as Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Most recently she served as CEO for CMG Group and has also held the posts of President of DBM North America, and President of Lee Hecht Harrison, the global consulting division of Adecco, which became the performance leader in its industry under her leadership.

Carolyn Warner, President, Corporate Education Consulting, Inc.

Board Officer: Treasurer

Carolyn Warner is Founder and President of Corporate Education Consulting, Inc. (CECi). Her firm offers advisement, speaking, seminar and training services focusing on workforce/work place issues, education, leadership, women's issues and public/private partnerships. CECi's clients are Fortune 500 companies, foundations and numerous national associations. Warner delivers over forty keynote presentations a year, both in the U.S. and abroad,including three European Union conferences on education and skills training related topics.


Honorary Board Members

The Honorable John E. Baldacci, Governor of Maine

Honorary Board Member

John E. Baldacci was the 73rd Governor of the State of Maine from 2003 until 2011. During his tenure as Governor, he initiated reforms in the areas of health care, energy development, administrative reform and efficiency, public education, and led significant efforts to expand investment in workforce training and development.

The Honorable Thomas Carper, U.S. Senator, State of Delaware

Honorary Board Member

Born in West Virginia and raised in Virginia, Senator Tom Carper attended The Ohio State University on a Navy R.O.T.C. scholarship, graduating in 1968 with a B.A. in economics. He went on to complete five years of service as a naval flight officer, serve three tours of duty in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and continued to serve in the Naval Reserve as a P-3 aircraft mission commander until retiring with the rank of captain in 1991 after 23 years of military service. With the war winding down in Southeast Asia, Tom Carper moved to Delaware in 1973 where he earned his M.B.A. at the University of Delaware.

The Honorable Chester “Chet” Culver, Former Governor of Iowa (2007-2011)

Honorary Board Member

"Chet" Culver was the 41st Governor of Iowa, from 2007 to 2011. He was also elected as the Federal Liaison for the Democratic Governors Association for 2008-2009. Culver's 2006 election as Governor marked the first time that Democrats simultaneously controlled both the executive and legislative branches of Iowa's state government since the 1965–1967 session of the Iowa General Assembly. Culver is also the first Democratic governor in Iowa since Nelson G. Kraschel in 1937 to be elected to succeed another Democrat. He founded the Chet Culver Group, an energy sector consulting firm, in 2011.

The Honorable John Hoeven, U.S. Senator, State of North Dakota

Honorary Board Member

On January 5, 2011, John Hoeven was sworn in as North Dakota’s 22nd U.S. Senator, following ten years of service as the state’s governor.

Senator Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.  He serves as the Ranking Member on the Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee.

The Honorable Marc Racicot, Governor of Montana (1983-2001)

Honorary Board Member

Marc Racicot, born July 24, 1948, is a lobbyist, politician and member of the Republican Party. He served as the Governor of Montana from 1993 until 2001.  After leaving office, Racicot worked as a lobbyist for the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani. His notable clients included Enron, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and the Recording Industry Association of America. He also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2002 until 2003, when he was appointed as the chairman of the Bush re-election campaign. In 2000 as well as 2004 he was rumored to be Bush's choice for Attorney General. During the 2000 election some saw him as a possible running mate for Bush.

The Honorable George V. Voinovich, U.S. Senator, State of Ohio (1999-2011)

Honorary Board Member

Served as JAG Board Chair from 1996-1998

George Victor Voinovich (born July 15, 1936) is a former United States Senator from the state of Ohio, and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he served as the 65th Governor of Ohio from 1991 to 1998, and as the 54th mayor of Cleveland from 1980 to 1989.  George Voinovich has served more than 46 years in public service – first as assistant attorney general of Ohio in 1963, and finally as the senior United States Senator representing Ohio. He is the 15th person to serve as both governor of Ohio and U.S. senator and one of only two people to be mayor of Cleveland, governor of Ohio and United States Senator. George Voinovich has been elected to more public offices than any other Ohioan. He is the only person to have served as both chairman of the National Governors Association and president of the National League of Cities.  In his 2004 re-election to the U.S. Senate, Voinovich garnered more than 3.4 million votes, nearly 64 percent. No other candidate in Ohio’s recorded history has received as many votes as Senator Voinovich did in 2004. Also in 2004, Senator Voinovich won all 88 of Ohio’s counties, a feat accomplished only once before – more than 100 years ago.


Board Member, Governors

Governor Jan Brewer (AZ)

Board Member, Governors

Janice K. Brewer took the oath of office as Governor of Arizona on January 21, 2009.

Prior to becoming Arizona’s 22nd Governor, she led a distinguished career of public service – guided by her devotion to family, faith in God and love of country.

The Honorable Sam Brownback, Governor of Kansas

Board Member, Governors

Sam Brownback was sworn in as Governor of Kansas in January 2011. He has served the State of Kansas as Secretary of Agriculture, Congressman, Senator, and now as Governor.  Honoring his pledge to only serve two elected terms in the U.S. Senate, he did not seek reelection in 2010 and returned to Kansas. 

The Honorable Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi

Board Member, Governors

Known for strong integrity and commitment to an accountable government, Phil Bryant was sworn in Mississippi’s 64th governor on January 10, 2012. He was elected in November 2011 after capturing 62 percent of the vote.

In his inaugural State of the State Address, Bryant outlined 31 bold initiatives that encompass his vision for Mississippians to “rise together” through economic expansion, efficiency in government and adherence to values that make Mississippi great.

Governor Terry McAuliffe (VA)

Board Member, Governors

The Honorable Jay Nixon, Governor of Missouri

Board Member, Governors

Jay Nixon is currently serving his second term as Missouri’s 55th Governor after first being elected in 2008 and then re-elected in 2012.

The Honorable John de Jongh, Governor of the Virgin Islands

Board Member, Governors

John Percy de Jongh, Jr. is the seventh elected Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. John Percy de Jongh, Jr. was born on November 13, 1957 and was raised on St. Thomas where he attended St. Peter and Paul School. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in Detroit and received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics from Antioch College (Yellow Spring, Ohio) in 1981.


Board Member, Government Leaders

Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler (GA)

Board Member, Government Leaders

Mark Butler, of Carrollton, took the oath of office on January 10th as Georgia’s ninth State Labor Commissioner. He succeeds former Commissioner Michael Thurmond, who served three terms.  Commissioner Butler, 40, had served the previous eight years in the Georgia General Assembly, representing House District 18, comprised of Carroll and Haralson counties. During that time, then Rep. Butler served as the Chairman of the House Appropriations Human Resources Sub-Committee, which oversees all operations of the budget for several of the largest state agencies, including the Departments of Labor, Human Services, and Behavioral Health.  Commissioner Butler has worked with his family’s small business in Carrolton as a real estate appraiser for over 20 years and is committed to promoting business growth and development across Georgia.  A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Public Administration, he has two children, a daughter Sydney and son Blake, who stood with him as he took the oath of office.

General David Poythress, Retired, National Guard (GA)

Member, Government Leaders

David Poythress is a Georgia politician. He has served terms as Secretary of State and Commissioner of Labor of the state of Georgia. Poythress also served as the Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard from 1999 until 2007, initially appointed by Governor Roy Barnes and subsequently reappointed by Governor Sonny Perdue. He retired as a Lieutenant General. In 1998, Poythress made an unsuccessful bid for Governor of Georgia.[1] On August 26, 2008, Poythress announced his intention to run again as a Democratic candidate for Governor in the 2010 election. In both 1998 and 2010, Poythress lost to Roy Barnes. Poythress and his wife Elizabeth have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

The Honorable Aaron Schock, U.S. Congressman, 18th District (IL)

Board Member, Government Leaders

Schock currently serves on the highly coveted House Ways and Means committee. For the current, 113th Congress, Schock serves on three Ways and Means subcommittees: Trade, Select Revenue Measures and Social Security. Schock also serves on the committee on House Administration and as the Chairman of the Franking Commission.   In addition he serves as a Deputy Republican Whip and as a member of the Conference Advisory Committee.  During his first term in office (2009-2010) his colleagues expressed their faith in his abilities by appointing him to the coveted Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He was also the only Republican freshman selected to serve on the influential Highways and Transit Subcommittee which is charged with drafting the five-year highway bill due for reauthorization this year. Schock also received a seat on the Small Business Committee along with designation as the Ranking Member of the Contracting and Technology Subcommittee. House Republican Leadership also issued Schock a waiver to serve on a third committee and he was appointed to the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Finally, Schock was chosen by Leadership to serve as a Deputy Republican Whip.   In his first two weeks in office, Schock succeeded in having an amendment adopted by the House mandating a web site to track the TARP (bailout) funds as part of the TARP Reform and Accountability Act of 2009.   In the Illinois Legislature, Schock succeeded in passing 18 substantive bills he sponsored, several of which were hailed as "landmark reforms" when they were signed into law.

The Honorable Donne Trotter, State Senator (IL)

Board Member, Government Leaders

Few others understand Illinois State Government as well as Donne Trotter, a veteran of the General Assembly for over two decades.

Born in the southern Illinois town of Cairo, Trotter was raised in Chicago where he has lived throughout his entire life. He attended the University of Arizona and Chicago State University where he earned an undergraduate degree in History and Political Science. Trotter also attended Loyola University School of Law in Chicago where he earned his Masters of Jurisprudence in Health & Policy.

The Honorable Will Weatherford, Speaker of the House (FL)

Board Member, Government Leaders

Will Weatherford is a small business owner, husband and father who resides in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Will grew up in the Tampa area as the second oldest in a family of nine children. He was homeschooled and like his six brothers, played football at Land ‘O Lakes high school.

Will’s love for the game continued as he furthered his education at Jacksonville University where he earned a degree in business. It is also the place where he found his passion for public service. In college, he was elected Student Government Association Vice President and received the Outstanding Leadership award.

The Honorable Steve Wise, State Senator (FL)

Board Member, Government Leaders

Steve Wise served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1988 to 2000, then, was first elected to the Florida Senate in 2001 and termed out in 2012.  Senator Wise was recognized by Jobs for America's Graduates several times for his "above and beyond" commitment to Jobs for Florida's Graduates. 


Board Member, Community Leaders

Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Author

Board Member, Community Leaders

Julie Nixon Eisenhower is an author, editor, and public speaker who has lectured extensively throughout the United States. Julie is the younger daughter of 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, and sister to Patricia Nixon Cox. While her father served as President of the United States, she wrote several books and worked as Assistant Managing Editor of the Saturday Evening Post. Since her father left the White House in 1974, she has written a few more books and works to support her parents' legacy.

Marc H. Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League

Board Member, Community Leaders

Entrepreneur. Lawyer. Professor. Legislator. Mayor. President, U.S. Conference of Mayors. CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest civil rights organization.  In a distinguished professional career that has spanned 25 years, Marc Morial has performed all of these roles with excellence, and is one of the most accomplished servant-leaders in the nation.  As an Entrepreneur, Morial started several successful small businesses -- an apparel wholesale company, a special events company, and a janitorial company, his first venture at age 15 with two childhood friends.  As a Lawyer, Morial won the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for his legal service to the poor and disadvantaged. He was also one of the youngest lawyers, at age 26, to argue and win a major case before the Louisiana Supreme Court.  As a Professor, Morial served on the adjunct faculty of Xavier University in Louisiana, where he taught Constitutional Law, and Business Law.  As a Louisiana State Senator, Morial was named Legislative Rookie of the Year, Education Senator of the Year, and Environmental Senator of the Year, while authoring laws on a wide range of important subjects.  As Mayor of New Orleans, Morial was a popular chief executive with a broad multi-racial coalition who led New Orleans’ 1990’s renaissance, and left office with a 70% approval rating.  With vigor and creativity he passionately attacked his city’s vast urban problems. Violent crimes and murders dropped by 60%, the unemployment rate was cut in half, and New Orleans’ poverty rate fell according to the 2000 Census.

Stacey D. Stewart, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide

Board Member, Community Leaders

As U.S. President, United Way Worldwide, Stewart drives the strategic direction for United Way in the U.S., working with leaders throughout the United Way network to drive community impact in the areas of education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life. She will also work to protect and enhance the organization’s brand and reputation.  Prior to this appointment, Stewart was Executive Vice President, Community Impact Leadership and Learning at United Way Worldwide. Before joining United Way, Stewart was with Fannie Mae where she was Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President for the Office of Community and Charitable Giving. Prior to that appointment, Stewart was President and Chief Executive Officer for the Fannie Mae Foundation.  Mrs. Stewart has a master's of business administration in finance from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of arts in economics from Georgetown University.  She also holds honorary degrees from Trinity University, Morgan State University, Texas Southern University and Alabama A&M University. She currently serves on several boards nationally and in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.  Mrs. Stewart is married to Jarvis C. Stewart, the Chairman and Managing Partner of Ian Reid, LLC a strategic advisory firm based in Washington, DC.  The Stewarts have two children, Madeleine and Savannah.


Board Member, Educators

Tommy Bice, State Superintendent (AL)

Board Member, Educators

The Honorable Randy Dorn, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (WA)

Board Member, Educators

A lifelong resident of Washington state, Randy Dorn is an experienced educator and dedicated public servant committed to creating world-class schools for all of our children.  He has spent much of his career in education. He received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in education from Pacific Lutheran University.  Randy taught at elementary and middle schools and served as elementary and a high school principal.

Dr. Sharon Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

Board Member, Educators

Sharon Robinson, Ed.D, has served as AACTE's president and CEO since 2005. In selecting Dr. Robinson, AACTE's board of directors acknowledged her strong commitment to high-quality teaching, rigorous scholarship, and diversity in the nation's teaching workforce. A lifelong civil rights activist, Dr. Robinson has waged a personal crusade to realize the nation's moral and professional responsibility to educate and maximize the potential of minority and disabled students. Dr. Robinson was formerly president of the Educational Testing Service's (ETS) Educational Policy Leadership Institute. While at ETS, she also served as senior vice president and chief operating officer, and as vice president for teaching and learning and for state and federal relations.

The Honorable Melody Schopp, Secretary of Education (SD)

Board Member, Educators

Dr. Melody Schopp is the Secretary of Education within Governor Daugaard’s administration. She has served as Deputy Secretary of Education as well as Director of Accreditation and Teach Quality within the Department of Education. Before joining state government, Melody worked 23 years as a teacher.  Melody grew up in Greeley, CO, but lists Lemmon, SD among her hometowns due to her 23 years teaching in the community. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education from the University of Mary before going on to earn her PhD in Educational Studies and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Melody’s husband, Arnie, farms in Meadow, SD. Together they have two children, Heather, a chiropractor in Houston, TX, and Stephen, who serves on the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Melody is a self-described ‘technology geek.’ She also enjoys building/remodeling homes and traveling.


Board Member, Corporate Leaders

Danitra Barnett, Vice President, Human Resources, McDonald's USA, LLC

Board Member, Corporate

Danitra Barnett oversees all aspects of HR Talent and Development along with the design and execution of restaurant-related HR systems and processes, which includes developing solutions for all company-owned restaurants and providing support to more than 2,200 franchisees and more than 13,000 restaurants nationwide. Throughout her more than twenty-five year career with McDonald’s, which began behind the counter as a crew person, Danitra has held various roles within the company allowing her to hone her skills in all aspects of HR Management.

Siegfried Behrens, General Manager for U.S. Education, Microsoft Corporation

Board Member, Corporate

Siegfried Behrens is the general manager for the U.S. Education business at Microsoft Corp. Behrens is responsible for supporting K–12 and higher education groups across the United States. He also oversees Microsoft’s U.S. Partners in Learning program. Behrens brings a wide range of experience to the position, including sales leadership, solutions and product development and design, partner recruitment, and a keen understanding of government and education institutional needs.

Linden S. Blue, Vice Chairman, General Atomics

Board Member, Corporate

Since 1986, Linden Blue has been Vice Chairman of General Atomics in San Diego. At GA he has concentrated his activities on the development of the advanced, second-generation, Modular Helium Reactor (MHR). GA is a diversified international high technology company with world leadership positions in fusion, fission, and training research and isotope nuclear reactors.

Adriane Brown, President and Chief Operating Officer, Intellectual Ventures

Board Member, Corporate

Adriane Brown is President and COO of Intellectual Ventures. With nearly 30 years of management experience from the factory floor to the boardroom, Ms. Brown has learned firsthand that a company’s success begins with its people. Her leadership expertise and business acumen serve as the cornerstone for building strong, global performance at Intellectual Ventures.

Larry Caruso, Retired General Electric

Board Member, Corporate

Even though Larry is retired, he serves as the Interim Director of Jobs for Kentucky's Graduates with two primary objectives: (1) Secure public funding to support existing and establish new JAG Model programs in Kentucky; and (2) Establish a non-profit organization with a public-private board of directors to operate a statewide network of 100 JAG Model programs to serve young people with significant barriers to success who graduate from high school with career and college ready skills capable of pursuing a postsecondary education and/or achieving entry-level employment with career advancement opportunities.

John Castellani, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Board Member, Corporate

John J. Castellani is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), an organization that represents America’s leading biopharmaceutical research companies.  The biopharmaceutical sector directly employs over 650,000 Americans working to develop new medicines that help patients fight disease and live, longer healthier lives.  Working at the intersection of public policy, health and business, Mr. Castellani leads PhRMA’s efforts to preserve and strengthen a healthcare and economic environment that fosters medical innovation, new drug discovery and access to life-saving medicines.

Tim Daly, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Western Union

Board Member, Corporate

As Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy, Tim Daly directs Western Union’s government, political and community affairs advocacy in 200 countries and territories around the world.

Prior to joining Western Union, Mr. Daly was an attorney at the Denver firm Isaacson Rosenbaum, specializing in government advocacy, election law and constitutional law.  Daly served as campaign counsel for now Senator Mark Udall and now Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, as well as various statewide initiative campaigns and independent expenditure organizations.

Michael D'Ambrose, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Board Member, Corporate

Michael D’Ambrose is senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Archer Daniels Midland Company and an officer of the corporation. In this capacity, he oversees all global human resources, payroll and security operations as well as corporate services and facilities.

Margo Day, Vice President, U.S. Education, Microsoft

Board Member, Corporate

The leadership of the U.S. Public Sector at Microsoft named Margo Day as the new Vice President of the U.S. Education business.  Margo leads a national team that works with K-12 and Higher Education institutions, and across education and government leaders in the United States to focus on improving student learning and reinforce Microsoft's commitment to youth.  Margo is the right leader for U.S. Education at Microsoft.  With education at the center of her passions, she recently returned from a one year personal leave of absence where she used the time to focus on raising funds and awareness for the Kenya Child Protection and Education Project, partnering with World Vision. This project is positively affecting the lives of 17,000 children in 5 areas in the North Rift Valley of Kenya over 4 years by building schools, complimented by extensive systems work to transform attitudes and practices.   “I am incredibly excited about education and the opportunity to be part of the pivotal way that technology can impact and transform the way teachers deliver instruction and students individually learn in the classroom,” said Margo Day.

Shelley Dinehart, Human Resources Executive, Chase Consumer & Community Banking

Board Member, Corporate

Shelley Dinehart is the Human Resources Executive of Chase Consumer and Community Banking for JPMorgan Chase.  She is a member of the firm’s Human Resources Management team and the Human Resources Executive of Chase Consumer and Community Banking.  

Dr. Alan Drimmer, Chief Academic Officer, Apollo Group

Board Officer: Vice Chair of the JAG Board

Dr. Alan Drimmer is the Chief Academic Officer at the Apollo Group focusing on academic innovation and educational research initiatives. In previous roles at Apollo, Drimmer served as President of Western International University and Provost at University of Phoenix.

James J. Duffy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ally Financial, Inc.

Board Member, Corporate

James J. Duffy joined Ally Financial Inc. in May 2010 as chief human resources officer and has responsibility for leading the Global Human Resources function and activities, including talent management and compensation and benefits. Duffy is a seasoned human resources professional and has broad experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he served as executive vice president of Global Human Resources for CIT Group, Inc. where he managed through the credit crisis and the company’s transition to a bank holding company.

Anna Marie Dunlap, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Board Member, Corporate

Anna Marie Dunlap has been employed with Corinthian since January 2005 as senior vice president investor relations and corporate communications. Ms. Dunlap has over 25 years of communications experience with companies ranging in size from newly public start-ups to the Fortune 500.

John Engler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Roundtable

Board Member, Corporate

John Engler is president of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations with a combined workforce of nearly 16 million workers and more than $7 trillion in annual revenues.  A former three-term governor of Michigan, Engler assumed the leadership of Business Roundtable in January 2011 after serving six years as president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.  As BRT president, Engler brings CEO expertise and insights to bear on major challenges facing the United States, including global competitiveness, innovation, economic growth and job creation. BRT-member CEOs lead global companies that invest more than $150 billion annually in research and development and generate nearly $500 billion in sales for small and medium-sized businesses annually.

Joseph Griesedieck, Vice Chairman, Korn/Ferry International

Board Member, Corporate

Joe Griesedieck is the Vice Chairman of Korn/Ferry International, the world's leading provider of executive human capital solutions. He is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. With more than 30 years in the executive search profession, Joe’s prior experience includes 19 years with another international search firm, where he served in a variety of management roles, including two terms as the firm’s global Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, the firm achieved record revenues and profitability, opening 16 new offices around the world.

Stephen Heyman, Vice President and Head of State Government Affairs at UnitedHealth Group

Board Member, Corporate

Steve Heyman is currently the Vice President and Head of State Government Affairs at UnitedHealth Group since January 2010.

Heyman had day-to-day responsibility for the company’s growing state government relations activities and managed both the company’s grassroots efforts and its political action committee. Experienced as a company spokesperson on public policy and legislative issues with Washington trade reporters, appropriate Hill and industry staff, Heyman managed public opinion research projects, an educational television program, and paid/free media advocacy campaigns to support the private-sector higher education finance industry in other roles at Sallie Mae.

Edward J. Hoff, Vice President of Learning, IBM

Board Member, Corporate

Edward J. Hoff joined IBM as Vice President, Learning in May, 2001. In this role, Ted is responsible for leading learning initiatives across IBM, developing and delivering management training and giving functional guidance for employee, technical, and sales training, certification, and technology-enabled learning. He is a member of IBM's Senior Leadership Group and the HR Global Leadership Team.

Charlene Lake, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, AT&T

Board Member, Corporate

Charlene Lake, Senior Vice President Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, is responsible for leading AT&T’s philanthropic and volunteerism endeavors, third-party advocacy program and public affairs functional support, as well as coordinating signature initiatives that connect social needs with business objectives.

Brian P. Malnak, Shell Oil Company

Board Member, Corporate

Brian P. Malnak is the vice president, government affairs with responsibility for federal and state government relations. Malnak is based in Washington, D.C.

Scott Nelson, Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Board Member, Corporate

Scott Nelson assumed the role of Vice President of Marketing & Public Affairs (M&PA) at ETS in 2007. His responsibilities include overseeing ETS's efforts to expand the corporate brand, drive business opportunities, and establish the company's positions on education policy through communications, advocacy and outreach.

Mark Nicholls, Senior Vice President, HRG Search

Board Member, Corporate

Mark retired from Bank of America after having served as the Corporate Workplace, Security, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Services Executive. He was responsible for developing workplace and real estate strategies for the company’s 275,000 associates, covering 125 million square feet of space in 12,000 facilities. Nicholls joined the bank in May 2001 as Personnel Executive for Transaction Services.

Richard Nordstrom, Northstream Communications, LLC

Board Member, Corporate

Richard Nordstrom serves as Chief Executive Officer of Northstream Global Partners, LLC. In 2005, he joined McCann Healthcare Worldwide (MHW) as its global Chief Executive Officer. Richard was also Executive VP and Board member of McCann Worldgroup and served on its Operating Committee. In his five years as Chairman and CEO of McCann Healthcare Worldwide, Richard transformed an amalgam of agency acquisitions into one of the largest and most heavily awarded healthcare communications networks in the world.

Sean O'Hollaren, Nike

Board Member, Corporate

O’Hollaren served in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs as Deputy Assistant to the President (2006-2007) and as Special Assistant to the President (2003-2004). In this role, he was the President’s chief liaison to the U.S. Senate. O’Hollaren also was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Assistant Secretary of Transportation (2001-2003), leading the Office of Governmental Affairs there. He also worked briefly at the Department of Homeland Security establishing its Legislative Affairs Office (2003).

Catherine McKee Oleson, Retired, General Dynamics C4 Systems

Board Member, Corporate

Prior to retirement, Cathy served as Senior Vice President & Director of Communication, Customer and Community Services at General Dynamics C4 Systems and member of its Leadership Staff. Cathy was responsible for: Business Support Services; Public Affairs & Issues Management; Internal Communication; External Communication & Brand Management; Community Investment & State Government Relations; Visual Media Communications; Publication Services; and the Customer Service Organization.

Janet N. Parker, Executive Vice President, Human Resources Group, Regions

Board Member, Corporate

Janet Parker joined Regions in 2011 and provides strategic Human Resources direction to the Administrative, Finance, Legal and Risk Management groups at Regions Financial Corporation. Regions is a top U.S. bank-holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with $131 billion in assets, operating 1,800 banking offices in 16 states.

Martin L. Shultz, Senior Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Board Member, Corporate

Mr. Shultz is a Senior Policy Director in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Phoenix office and a member of the Government Relations Group. He has more than 30 years experience in corporate public affairs and public relations, negotiations of complex issues, business policy development, government affairs and public administration.

John Steele, HCA

Board Member, Corporate

John M. Steele is Senior Vice President–Human Resources of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services.

He is responsible for recruiting, benefits, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, employee development and HR administration for HCA. In addition, Steele has administration oversight for Corporate Services, the HCA Foundation and Community Relations.

Richard A. Stoff, President, Ohio Business Roundtable

Board Member, Corporate

Richard A. Stoff is the founding president and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable (BRT), a partnership of the chief executive officers of Ohio’s largest and most influential businesses.

Established in 1992, the Roundtable’s mission is to apply the knowledge, experience, and insight of its members to solve Ohio’s most complex, long-term public policy challenges. Highly selective in the issues it addresses, the Roundtable works only in areas in which their business experience can make a significant difference in effecting real systems change.