Joel Klein, CEO of Amplify and Executive Vice President of News Corporation, is an education visionary and proven leader of change.
Prior to this, Joel was Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw a system of 1.1 million students, 136,000 employees, and a $22 billion budget. While there, he pioneered system-wide transformations that led to the opening of hundreds of new schools and increased New York City’s high school graduation rate by more than 40%.
Joel also served as the former Chairman and CEO of the media company Bertelsmann, Inc., the Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Deputy White House Counsel to President Clinton.
He is the author of “Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools” released November 2014.