Achieve is led by governors, business leaders, and influential national leaders committed to improving K-12 educational outcomes for all students.
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.
Mark B. Grier
Prudential Financial, Inc.
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Craig R. Barrett
Former CEO/Chairman of the Board
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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 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
President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza)
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Kevin C. Buckley, CPA
Vice President, International and Asset Management
Treasurer's Department, Prudential Financial, Inc.