LaVerne Srinivasan became a director and member of the corporate governance committee of the Board in March 2017. Ms. Srinivasan is Vice President of the National Program and Program Director for Education at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, employing creative strategies and innovative thinking to strengthen urban education. Since 2014, she has overseen grant making and other activities aimed at engaging parents and communities, improving teaching and leadership for learning, advancing innovative learning environment designs, providing K-12 pathways to college and career success, and fostering integrated approaches to innovation and learning in the field of education.
From 2012 through 2014, Ms. Srinivasan was the Co-Founder of Fiero Now, an education technology company. Prior to Fiero Now, she worked at various educational technology, urban district change, and non-profit education reform companies, including Time to Know, Education Champions for All and New Leaders for New Schools. From 2003 through 2006, Ms. Srinivasan served as Deputy Chancellor for the New York City Department of Education. In addition, from 1993 through 2003, she served in various roles at BMG Entertainment, including as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Srinivasan serves on the board of Young Audiences New York and the national advisory board of College Promise Campaign, and was a founding member of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education’s task force on Strategic Management of Human Capital.
Ms. Srinivasan holds an A.B. in sociology from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She brings to the Board of Directors strong leadership skills, extensive experience leveraging technology in the education and entertainment industries, and deep marketing expertise. As such, the Board has deemed Ms. Srinivasan qualified to serve as a director.