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DAN KATZIR

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DAN KATZIR

TITLE 

Chief Executive Officer & President

ORGANIZATION

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

BIOGRAPHY

Dan Katzir is currently the chief executive officer of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, the largest charter school network in Los Angeles, educating 12,000 students in 27 schools. Previously Dan worked with Eli Broad to develop the vision for The Broad Foundation’s education work and has been a part of the foundation since the education division formally launched in 1999. Early in his career, he worked as a consultant to the international management consulting firm Bain & Company, where he developed and implemented business strategies for Fortune 500 companies. He later became chief operating officer for Teach For America, where he managed what was then an organization with a .5 million budget, 15 offices, 70 full-time staff and 1,200 teachers. Dan went on to serve as the first executive director of the UCLA School Management Program, a joint venture of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Anderson School of Management. He also served as the founding regional director of Sylvan Learning Systems in Los Angeles, managing 33 reading tutorial centers in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Dan was a 2007 inaugural Fellow for the Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education Program, created by The Aspen Institute and the New Schools Venture Fund. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.