Achieve is the only education reform organization led by a Board of Directors of governors and business leaders.
At the 1996 National Education Summit a bipartisan group of governors and corporate leaders decided to create and lead an organization dedicated to supporting standards-based education reform efforts across the states. Achieve was established as an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization. This unique perspective has enabled Achieve to set a bold and visionary agenda, leading Education Week in 2006 to rank Achieve as one of the most influential education policy organizations in the nation.
Mark B. Grier
Prudential Financial, Inc.
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Craig R. Barrett
Retired CEO/Chairman of the Board
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Professor S. James Gates, Jr.
University of Maryland
Governor Margaret "Maggie" Hassan
State of New Hampshire
Former Governor John R. McKernan, Jr.
State of Maine
Governor Jay Nixon
State of Missouri
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer