ACT Leadership

Helping Shape the Public Agenda for Education and Workplace Success

Members of the ACT Executive Leadership Team, like all ACT team members, are thinkers, creators, and innovators. They come from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines, they offer a wide spectrum of knowledge, and they provide thought leadership that influences policy and practice in education and in the workforce.

In our ACT Leadership Blog, you'll find context, background, responses to current topics and issues, updates, and announcements—all to provide you with timely insights to inform your perspective.


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Meet ACT Executive Leaders

Janet Godwin
Chief Executive Officer


Charlie Astorino
Chief Sales Officer

Adrienne Dieball
Vice President, Content Solutions and Services

Tina Gridiron
Vice President, ACT Center for Equity in Learning


Jason Happel
Vice President,
Corporate Services

Dianne Henderson
Vice President, Research


Shane King
Chief Operating Officer

Charles Merritt
Vice President, External Affairs

Laura Seamans
Vice President, Talent Strategy

Curt D. Yedlik
Chief Financial Officer

ACT Board of Directors

The diverse membership of the ACT Board of Directors offers a broad range of perspectives and experiences. From top policymakers to high-level leaders in workforce and education, the board provides a comprehensive spectrum of knowledge to help guide ACT.    

Walter G. Bumphus
President and CEO, American Association of Community Colleges

Karen E. Cator
Worldwide Education Strategy, Apple Inc.

Shirley M. Collado
President and CEO, College Track
President emerita, Ithaca College

Deborah S. Delisle
President and CEO, Alliance for Excellent Education

Daniel A. Domenech
ACT Chairman of the Board
Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators

Janet Godwin

Jamie Merisotis
President and CEO, Lumina Foundation

Anthony W. Miller
Co-Founder, The Vistria Group


Jules W. Muis
Director General and Chief Internal Auditor (Retired), European Commission

Eduardo J. Padrón
President Emeritus, Miami Dade College

Richard M. Rhodes
Chancellor, Austin Community College

Chad P. Wick
Founder, Director, and President Emeritus, KnowledgeWorks Foundation

Emeritus Directors

Dixie L. Axley
Vice President, Learning and Development (Retired), State Farm Insurance Companies

James F. Bostic, Jr.
Managing Director, HEP & Associates and Partner, Coleman Lew & Associates

Sarita E. Brown
President, Excelencia in Education

Carl A. Cohn
Professor and Co-Director, Urban School Leadership, Claremont Graduate University

D. Robert Graham
Former Governor and U.S. Senator, State of Florida

Karen A. Holbrook
Senior Vice President for Global Affairs & International Research, and Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida

Mark D. Musick
President Emeritus, Southern Regional Education Board

Richard W. Riley
Former Secretary of Education and Senior Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, L.L.P.

Thomas G. Rotherham
President, Valtegrity, LLP

Vivien Stewart
Senior Advisor for Education, Asia Society

Belle S. Wheelan
President, Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools