ACT Foundation Expands Strategic Leadership with Two New Vice Presidents

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ACT Foundation today announced the addition of two new Vice Presidents, Marcy Drummond and Mindy Feldbaum, as the Foundation ramps up efforts to catalyze and grow a National Learning Economy.

Marcy Drummond joins ACT Foundation as Vice President, Operations and Impact, from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she served as a Lead Senior Program Officer for Postsecondary Success. Prior to the Gates Foundation, Marcy served more than nine years as Los Angeles Trade-Technical College’s Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Innovation and as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development. She brings more than 25 years of experience across virtually every sector of US secondary and postsecondary education.

Mindy Feldbaum joins ACT Foundation as Vice President, Strategy and Programs, from The Collaboratory, LLC, an education and workforce development innovation consulting firm, where she served as CEO. Prior to The Collaboratory, Mindy spent more than nine years at the U.S. Department of Labor directing four major discretionary grant programs overseeing more than $2 billion in grants, and at the Conference of Mayors advocating on behalf of big city mayors on workforce and economic development issues and legislation. She brings more than 24 years of experience in national education and workforce development policies, strategies, and initiatives.

“I’m excited that ACT Foundation is attracting such remarkable talent to our vision and mission of a National Learning Economy,” said Parminder K. Jassal, Founding Executive Director of ACT Foundation. “Their national philanthropic leadership, local economic development backgrounds, and in-depth knowledge of both the American labor market and the community and technical college environments provide us with valuable, on-the-ground experience using innovation to drive transformative change for today’s working learners.”

About ACT Foundation
ACT Foundation reaches across organizational boundaries, sectors, and the nation, to fund and develop strategic approaches to support working learners in their individual journeys toward successful careers and lives. Based in Austin, Texas, ACT Foundation is a private, independent organization, endowed by ACT, a nonprofit public trust committed to helping people achieve educational and workplace success. The Foundation connects fifty years of data and insights to catalyze and build a National Learning Economy that will nurture the success of working learners while fueling a stronger economy.

Greg Haley
Director, Strategic Communications, ACT Foundation

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