Chad P. Wick
president, CEO, KnowledgeWorks Foundation
Recognized by former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley as "one of the outstanding education leaders in the country," Chad Wick leads KnowledgeWorks Foundation in its mission to increase the number and diversity of people who value and access public education. As the founding president and CEO, he has led the Foundation to achieve this mission by providing not only seed grants and operating funds, extensive technical assistance and training, but policy and advocacy projects that promote and support sustainable, system-wide changes. Prior to leading KnowledgeWorks Foundation, Chad was president and CEO of Rise Learning Solutions. He has also served as president of Mayerson Company, executive vice president of the PNC Bank, and CEO of Southern Ohio Bank.