The SFI Leadership Team

Robert F. Smith

Founder, Chairman and CEO
Vista Equity Partners
Austin, TX
VistaEquityPartners.com

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Henry Louis Gates, PhD

Director
Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
Harvard University; Boston, MA
hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu

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Robert Jain

Co-Chief Investment Officer
Millennium Management
New York, NY
www.mlp.com

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Michael Lomax, PhD

President & CEO
United Negro College Fund
Washington, DC
www.uncg.org

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James Runcie

Chief Executive Officer
Education Finance Institute
New York, NY; Washington, DC
www.educationfinanceinstitute.org

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Linda D. Wilson

Executive Director
Fund II Foundation
Washington, DC
www.fund2foundation.org

Mark A. Brown

Executive Director
Student Freedom Initiative ("SFI")

Michele McCullom

General Counsel and Secretary
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI”)

Keith B. Shoates, PMP

Chief Operating Officer
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI”)

Donna M. Jones, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Business Operations
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI”)

Barry Cynamon

Director of Program Design
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI”)

Ron Crozier

Chief Information Security Officer
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI")

Chimere J. Jones, EdD

HBCU Engagement Partner
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI”)

Jennelle Willis

HBCU Engagement Partner
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI”)

Yvette Thomas

Technology Partner Manager
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI”)

Kammie Watters

HBCU Engagement Partner
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI”)

Pia Holland

HBCU Engagement Partner
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI”)

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