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Our Team

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Transforming education is what drives everything we do at NMSI. Many of our staff began their careers in the classroom, while others have backgrounds in education policy, technology, business, and consulting. The NMSI executive team provides strategic leadership as the organization addresses today’s education challenges to create the workforce of the 21st century.

In addition, hundreds of expert teacher consultants help lead NMSI’s nationally acclaimed teacher and student training sessions at schools across the country.

Board of Directors

Our board of directors, comprising national leaders in business, education and science, play a critical role in shaping NMSI’s strategic plans and ensuring that we’re positioned to meet our ambitious goals.


Kenneth P. Cohen

Retired Vice President, Public and Government Affairs
ExxonMobil Corporation

Bruce Alberts, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco

Tom Arseneault

Chief Operating Officer
BAE Systems, Inc.

Norman Augustine

Retired Chairman and CEO
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D.

Retired Maryland State Superintendent of Education

Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D.

Retired NASA Astronaut
President and Founder, Harris Foundation

Shirley Malcom, Ph.D.

Director, Education and Human Resources Programs
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Mary Ann Rankin, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Provost
University of Maryland, College Park

P. Roy Vagelos, M.D.

Retired Chairman and CEO
Merck & Co., Inc.

Lawrence Warder

Retired Global Director of Operations
Deloitte Consulting