Chairman and Founder
Lowell Milken's lifelong commitment to strengthening K–12 education has led to some of the country's most innovative means to dramatically advance educator effectiveness.
Dr. Candice McQueen
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Candice McQueen is the chief executive officer of NIET, leading the organization’s vision-setting, strategy, and partnership development. Candice has grown the organization by 50% in her first two years at NIET.
Dr. Gary Stark
As vice chairman of NIET's board, Dr. Gary Stark supports and advises NIET staff and the board of directors in their mission to advance educator effectiveness.
Ralph Finerman is a certified public accountant and attorney and serves as president of RFG Financial Group, Inc.
Dr. Ted Sanders
Dr. Ted Sanders is an education executive and corporate director with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry.
Dr. James W. Guthrie
Dr. James W. Guthrie is a presidential fellow and professor of Education Policy at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Ray Simon is the head of Simon Consulting, where he provides independent consulting services at the national, state and local levels on topics relating to education policy and practice.