Kathy Bendheim is the National Student Support Accelerator Managing Director. Her early career was spent in public accounting followed by business school and management consulting with McKinsey & Co. However, her passion has consistently been the improvement of the public education system. Since leaving the for-profit world, she has worked in Bridgeport, CT for the YMCA where she started a summer and after-school program that won the Chairman’s Award for best new program, and in New York City for Clearpool, Inc., a K-8 extended day, year-round public school partner, in program operations and development. She was also the Executive Director of the White House Council for Community Solutions that focused on identifying best practices in community collaboratives with a focus on how to create more opportunity for disconnected youth. Most recently she was a consultant with Building Impact, advising foundations and philanthropies on investments in public education.
Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.