Board of Directors

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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.


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

Dr. Craig R. Barrett
Former CEO/Chairman of the Board
Intel Corporation
Watch Craig R. Barrett's Views on American Education and Achieve

Chris Gabrieli
Partner Emeritus, Bessemer Venture Partners
Chair, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
CEO, Empower Schools

S. James Gates, Jr., Ph.D.
Ford Foundation Professor of Physics, Brown University

The Honorable John R. McKernan, Jr.
State of Maine
Former Maine Governor 

Janet Murguía
President and CEO, UnidosUS

Chairman Emeritus

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


Kevin C. Buckley, CPA
Vice President, International and Asset Management
Treasurer's Department, Prudential Financial, Inc.


Michael Cohen