Nancy Poon Lue

Nancy Poon Lue:

Co-Founder and Former COO, Advanced Education Research & Development Fund

Nancy Poon Lue:

Co-Founder and Former COO, Advanced Education Research & Development Fund

Nancy Lue is an entrepreneurial leader with over twenty years of experience as a strategist, operator, and investor in the education and social impact sectors. She advises edtech companies and nonprofits on strategic planning, board governance, and creating scalable impact. Nancy is a 50CAN 2021 National Voices Fellow and the author of a forthcoming book about the experiences and impact of first-generation college graduates.

She is the co-founder of the Advanced Education Research & Development Fund (AERDF), a collaboration between the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to dramatically accelerate innovations in learning through incubation of a new research and development organization modeled after DARPA. She previously served as Executive Director at the venture capital firm Global Silicon Valley (GSV) where she oversaw the launch of their edtech accelerator and the annual ASU+GSV Summit. Prior to moving to Silicon Valley, Nancy served in the Obama Administration as a senior official at the U.S. Department of Education, where she led all of the federal agency’s strategic planning and performance management initiatives, including the development of its five-year strategic plan. Nancy was previously a Principal at The Advisory Board Company where she led corporate strategy and new product development for the launch of the firm’s global higher education division, The Education Advisory Board (EAB). She also worked as Vice President of Strategic Planning for Edison Learning, the nation’s largest K12 education management company.

Nancy has served on the boards, advisory committees, and appointed commissions of more than a dozen education organizations. She was named a 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholar by Presidents Bush and Clinton and a 2018 Silicon Valley Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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