Walton Family Foundation
Bruno V. Manno is senior advisor for K-12 Education with the Walton Family Foundation, where he’s worked since 2009. Before that, beginning in 1998, he was Senior Program Associate for Education with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Preceding his work at the Casey Foundation, Bruno was Senior Fellow in the Education Policy Studies Program at the Hudson Institute from 1994 to 1998.
From 1996 to 1993, Bruno worked in the US Department of Education in a variety of senior positions, including Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning. In that capacity, he was a principal advisor to both Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander and Deputy Secretary of Education David Kearns on policy matters as well as planning and evaluation services.
A graduate of the University of Dayton (BA 1970; MA, 1972), Manno received his PhD from Boston College in 1975. He undertook postdoctoral studies for one year, which included appointments as Visiting Senior Lecturer at Catholic Teachers College in Sydney, Australia (now The Catholic University of Australia) and Visiting Research Associate at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
Manno is a former member of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and chair of the Presidential Scholars Commission. He is also a former board member of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation & Institute; the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (past chair); The Mind Trust; Grantmakers for Education; and Education Sector (past chair).