Jeff Edmondson Keynote Speaker
- President of the Strive Network
- Former Foundation Officer for KnowledgeWorks Foundation
- Leader in education and innovation
Jeff Edmondson is the President of the Strive Network, a national cradle-to-career initiative that brings together leaders in Pre-K-12 schools, higher education, business and industry, community organisations, government leaders, parents and other stakeholders who are committed to helping children succeed from birth through careers.
Jeff most recently served as Executive Director of the Strive Partnership in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, a partnership of postsecondary, K-12, business, philanthropic, non-profit, and civic organisations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky aimed at increasing educational aspirations, achievement, and attainment of students throughout the region.
The Strive Network was formed using lessons learned from the development of the partnership, and are currently being applied in cities across the country through a collaborative relationship with Living Cities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities to help ensure resources in these regions are efficiently and effectively supporting the success of every child.
He also served as the foundation officer for KnowledgeWorks Foundation. In this role, Jeff was responsible for assisting the President & CEO by leading and providing support for priority initiatives, communicating on the vision and strategies of the Foundation locally and nationally, and managing the relationship with the Board of Directors.
He served as a volunteer and supervisor for three years in Peace Corps Gabon, Central Africa.