As the Carnegie Foundation’s Vice President of Strategy, Finance, and Operations, Charles Wright, Jr. is responsible for strategic planning, project management, finance, and operations. A K–12 education executive with more than 20 years of experience working for equitable outcomes, he served as the Deputy Superintendent for Seattle Public Schools, Chief Strategy Officer for Denver Public Schools, and Assistant Superintendent for Duval County Public Schools; Portfolio Manager for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and a strategic consultant for mission-oriented corporations. In these positions, he executed long-term strategies, oversaw a grants team that administered 200+ grants totaling more than $70M, and advised on improving both work and learning environments.
Wright received a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; an M.A. in Elementary Education from Columbia University, Teachers College; and a B.A. in Finance from Morehouse College.