BHEF Members

BHEF members provide leadership and energy for BHEF’s work. Some members contribute to specific BHEF projects. Others advocate for policy changes at the state and federal levels. Still others lead in their particular communities, working to improve education at the regional level. BHEF’s semi-annual meetings provide members with the opportunity to better understand educational and workforce challenges and solutions, network with like-minded peers across sectors, and hear from experts in areas of interest to them. 

Ryan Oakes, Managing Director

Amazon Web Services
Max Peterson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector

American Council on Education
Ted Mitchell, President

The Boeing Company
Steve Nordlund, Vice President/General Manager, Phantom Works

California Polytechnic State University
Jeffrey D. Armstrong, President

The City University of New York
Félix M. Rodríguez, Chancellor 

Columbia University
Lee C. Bollinger, President

Drake University
Earl F. "Marty" Martin, President 

Laura K. Ipsen, President and Chief Executive Officer

Georgetown University
John J. DeGioia, President 

Lisa Gevelber, Chief Marketing Officer, Americas Region

Howard University
Wayne A.I. Frederick, President 

IBM Corporation

John Wiley & Sons
Brian A. Napack, President and CEO 

Brandon Busteed, Chief Partnership Officer and Global Head, Learn-Work Innovation


Miami Dade College
Madeline Pumariega, President

North Carolina State University 
Randy Woodson, Chancellor 

Northeastern University
Joseph E. Aoun, President 

The Ohio State University

Overland Tandberg
Eric Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Tim Ryan, US Chairman and Senior Partner

Quinnipiac University
Judy D. Olian, President

S&P Global
Douglas L. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer 

San Diego State University
Adela de la Torre, President

San José State University
Mary A. Papazian, President 

Brian Roach, Head of U.S. Regulated Industries 

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
James M. Loree, President and Chief Executive Officer

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Michael L. Tipsord, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer 

Christina Cutlip, Senior Managing Director

Union College
David A. Harris, President

University of Notre Dame
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President 

University System of Maryland
Jay A. Perman, M.D., Chancellor

University of Virginia
James E. Ryan, President

Virginia Tech
Timothy D. Sands, President

West Virginia University
E. Gordon Gee, President


Emeriti Members

Roberts T. Jones, President
Education and Workforce Policy, LLC

David E. Maxwell, President Emeritus 
Drake University

Eduardó J. Padron, President Emeritus
Miami Dade College

Edward B. Rust, Jr., Retired Chairman of the Board
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company