Evergreen National Education Prize

Steering Committee Bios

The faces behind the prize

Jerry Greenwald

Co-founder, Greenbriar Equity Group

Mr. Greenwald is the co-founder of Greenbriar Equity Group and former Chairman and CEO of UAL Corporation, parent of United Airlines. Previously, he held a number of senior positions at Ford Motor Company.

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Elise Grinstead
Ben Castleman

Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at University of Virginia, Evergreen Prize Managing Director

Ben Castleman is an Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, and the Founder and Director of the Nudge4 Solutions Lab at UVA.

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Elise Grinstead
Brad Greenwald

Founder and Managing Partner, Hilltop Venture Partners, Evergreen Prize Managing Director

Brad Greenwald is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hilltop Venture Partners and has extensive experience launching and operating innovative technology businesses. He is the founder of Education Funding Partners, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, and on the Board of Colorado Public Radio.

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Elise Grinstead
Keith Frome

CEO and Co-Founder, PeerForward

Dr. Frome is the CEO and co-founder of PeerForward, an organization which mobilizes high school students to drive outcomes in their schools and communities.

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Elise Grinstead
Rachel Greenwald

Best Selling Author and Speaker

Rachel Greenwald is a New York Times bestselling author and expert in the field of relationships and branding. She has extensive university administration experience, including her former role as Assistant Director of Admissions at Harvard Business School.

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Elise Grinstead
Grace Greenwald

Student, Stanford University, 2019

Grace Greenwald is a student at Stanford University studying education and human biology and is a recipient of the Haas Center for Public Service undergraduate fellowship to support her work for California Education Partners.

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Elise Grinstead
Tim Taylor

Co-Founder & President, America Succeeds

Tim Taylor is the co-founder and President of America Succeeds, bringing a unique background of executive, nonprofit, and public policy experience to the organization. Prior to launching America Succeeds, he served as the founding President of Colorado Succeeds.

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Stephanie Short