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Achieve is led by governors, business leaders, and influential national leaders committed to improving K-12 educational outcomes for all students.

Picture from a graduation ceremony.

Created in 1996 by a bipartisan group of governors and business leaders, Achieve is leading the effort to make college and career readiness a priority across the country so that students graduating from high school are academically prepared for postsecondary success.

Chair

Mark B. Grier
Vice Chairman
Prudential Financial, Inc.
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Board Members

Craig R. Barrett
Former CEO/Chairman of the Board
Intel Corporation
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Chris Gabrieli
Partner Emeritus, Bessemer Venture Partners
Chair, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
CEO, Empower Schools

Dr. S. James "Jim" Gates, Jr.
University of Maryland
Distinguished University Professor, Regents Professor, and John S. Toll Professor of Physics

Governor Bill Haslam
State of Tennessee
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Governor Jay Nixon
State of Missouri

Governor Margaret "Maggie" Hassan
State of New Hampshire  

The Honorable John R. "Jock" McKernan, Jr.
State of Maine
Former Maine Governor and Senior Advisor to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation 

Janet Murguía
President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza)

Chairman Emeritus

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
IBM Corporation

President

Michael Cohen
President
Achieve