IEA is honored to have the following officers and board members helping to ensure that gifted and talented children have the tools and resources they need to lead purposeful, meaningful lives.


Hap Deneen

Michael W. Grebe
Former President/CEO, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Alexandra Russell
Strategic Innovation Executive, Salesforce

Jeffrey Hudson
Director, Ride Project Engineering (Retired), Walt Disney Imagineering

Zadra Rose Ibañez
Director of Operations, Institute for Educational Advancement

Elizabeth D. Jones
President, Institute for Educational Advancement

Byron Lichtenstein
Managing Director, Insight Partners; IEA Alum

Chris Newman
Chief Financial Officer, Collective Health

Charles Shannon
Venture Capitalist, Founders Circle Capital

Jonathan Shintaku
Strategic Consultant

Sophia Bernazzani Barron
Sr. Manager, Product & Channel Marketing, Owl Labs

Robert (Bob) Reppa
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, LKQ Corporation

Advisory Board

James W. Davis
Co-Founder, Institute for Educational Advancement

Megan Prichard
Vice-President, Global Operations and General Manager of Los Angeles at Skyryse

Charles V. Wise
Principal, Galileo Planning Group, Inc.

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