Tom Vander Ark

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Tom Vander Ark Executive Director, Education of the Gates Foundation (in 1999 at least).

"Tom Vander Ark is responsible for the Foundation’s elementary and secondary education programs and for higher education scholarships. Prior to joining the Foundation he was a public school superintendent in Federal Way, Washington. With a wide-ranging business background, Vander Ark was one of the first business executives recruited to run a public school district. Vander Ark has been actively involved in civic and educational causes, including United Way, Boys and Girls Club, and Boy Scouts, and he is a member of numerous national educational associations." [1]

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  1. 1999 Annual Report, Gates Foundation, accessed December 11, 2007.
  2. Advisory Board, Democrats for Education Reform, accessed March 31, 2011.