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PRESIDENT AND CEO

Jamie Merisotis

Jamie Merisotis is president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.

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ACTING CEO, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND GENERAL COUNSEL

Holiday Hart McKiernan, J.D.

Holiday Hart McKiernan is the acting CEO, executive vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel for Lumina Foundation. She oversees operations, legal affairs, and board governance. Part of her work has included exploring the Bologna Process and the implications that reform effort might have for American higher education.

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ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

Thomas Major Jr., J.D.

Thomas Major Jr. serves as Lumina's legal lead on strategic and programmatic matters, private foundation tax issues, and matters involving employee benefits, employment, intellectual property, reputational risk and a broad array of general corporate matters.

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AND BOARD RELATIONS OFFICER

Lori B. Drzal

Lori B. Drzal is the executive assistant and board relations officer in the office of the president at Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college. She provides administrative support to the President and CEO, chief of staff and the board of directors in operating the Foundation’s $1.3 billion endowment.

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Sharon Shickel

Sharon Shickel provides organizational and administrative support to Lumina's executive vice president, chief operating officer, and general counsel in the office of the president. With professional experience in legal, risk and process management, Sharon works closely with the operations team, including legal, grants management, human resources, and IT.

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