OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit organization committed to transforming education, announced today that Sam Schwartz, Managing Director at Credit Suisse, joined its National Board. Schwartz brings a wealth of experience in finance and business development at a time of significant growth for Education Pioneers.
"We are excited to have Sam join our board and contribute his extensive skills and experience as we execute our strategic plan," said Gale Mondry, Board Chair of Education Pioneers. "He is committed to Education Pioneers' mission, vision, and work to transform our nation's education system and will be an invaluable contributor to our National Board."
Schwartz is Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Credit Suisse's Asset Management business based in New York. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate and client service related businesses including Asset Management and Investment Banking, working across numerous sectors including, Alternative Investments, Healthcare, General Industries, Technology, Publishing and Consumer Products.
"Education Pioneers is truly making a major impact in transforming education in this country," Schwartz said. "I am excited to join their National Board and further their efforts in attracting, preparing and advancing the next generation of leaders in education."
About Education Pioneers
Education Pioneers mobilizes and prepares a national network of talented leaders and managers to accelerate excellence in education and transform our education system into one that equips all students with the skills they need to thrive in college, career, and life. Through the organization's Fellowship and Alumni programs, Education Pioneers increases the talent supply of top leaders in education to improve the leadership capacity in key education organizations—such as school districts, charter school organizations, and nonprofits—and to advance our goal to make education the best led and managed sector in the U.S. economy.
More information about Education Pioneers can be found at www.educationpioneers.org.
SOURCE Education Pioneers