David Offensend

Vice Chair

David Offensend is president and CEO of Education Development Center, a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health and expand economic opportunity. Before that, he was chief operating officer for America Achieves, a nonprofit that helps communities and states build high-quality educational systems and prepare young people for college and careers. He previously served for 10 years as COO of the New York Public Library, the nation’s largest public library system with 90 affiliated branches. Prior to his work in the nonprofit sector, David cofounded Evercore Partners, an independent investment banking advisory firm, and played leadership roles at the investment organization of Robert M. Bass and Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partnership. He has served on the boards of Princeton University, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. David holds a B.A. in public and international affairs from Princeton and an M.A. in business administration from the Harvard Business School. Dave and his wife, Janny, live part-time in Wassaic, N.Y.

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