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Audience in Lecture






Managing Partner


Isaacson, Miller


Andrew Lee is a Managing Partner at Isaacson, Miller--an executive search firm focused on the civic sector. He manages the DC office and also leads the firms Science, Technology and Society practice. While still involved in some K12 work, Andy now specializes primarily in science and technology leadership roles in the university and nonprofit sectors, with a strong focus on diversifying the executive talent in these settings. Andy has 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, nonprofit executive and public servant. From 2009-2010, Andy was the Chief of Staff in the Office of Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education. Most of his time was spent on the planning and implementation of the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3), a groundbreaking program designed to identify transformational ideas in education and bring them to scale as quickly as possible. Before the Department of Education, Andy was the Executive Director of the CityBridge Foundation, which engages in private philanthropy in Washington, D.C. focused on expanding educational capacity and improving quality for lower-income children. CityBridge became known for its research-driven methodology, as well as its role in establishing innovative public/private partnerships. Andy also spent 13 years at the Advisory Board Company, the leading provider of comprehensive performance improvement services to the health care and education sectors—including operational best practices and insights, business intelligence and analytic tools, management training, unbiased technology evaluation, and consulting support. Andy has served on numerous nonprofit boards and advisory committees, including KIPP DC and the E. L. Haynes Public Charter School. He graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in History. He is married to Matt and has two daughters.

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