January 17, 2023

Greg Gunn, Founder of Lingo Ventures, Joins Transcend’s Board of Directors

Transcend, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to support communities to create and spread extraordinary, equitable learning environments, announces the addition of Greg Gunn to their Board of Directors. Mr. Gunn becomes the eleventh board member for the organization, joining leaders from New Profit, the New Schools Venture Fund, and Summit Public Schools, among others.

“Mr. Gunn brings immense experience in harnessing innovative technology to drive educational outcomes and equity  for students,” shared Jeff Wetzler, co-founder of Transcend. “His insights and vision will be invaluable to our organization as we continue to grow and support more communities toward reimagining learning. We are grateful for his willingness to share his guidance with Transcend at this critical juncture for education.” 

Mr. Gunn is the co-founder of Lingo Ventures where he makes early-stage investments in education and workforce technologies.  In 2000, he co-founded Wireless Generation (now called Amplify), a leading educational software company serving millions of students annually with groundbreaking assessment and instruction products.  Mr. Gunn was named one of Fast Company magazine’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” in 2012. Mr. Gunn is also the  board chair of Education Leaders of Color and is a director of the Donors of Color Network, FHI 360, Bridgespan, and Zearn.  He holds a Master of Science in Management and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

Transcend’s Board of Directors as of January, 2023 includes:

  • Jean-Claude Brizard (Board Chair); CEO of Digital Promise
  • Trevor Brown; Managing Partner, Portfolio Investing for New Profit
  • Stacey Childress; CEO, AERDF
  • Angel L. Morales; Founder and CEO of Morales Capital
  • Gerard Robinson; Vice President for Education, Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation 
  • Vanessa Rodriguez; CEO of NYC Outward Bound Schools
  • Bror Saxberg; Founder of LearningForce, LLC
  • Diane Tavenner; Co-founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools 
  • Aylon Samouha; Co-founder of Transcend
  • Jeff Wetzler; Co-founder of Transcend 

About Transcend

Transcend is a national nonprofit that supports school communities to create and spread extraordinary, equitable learning environments. The organization was founded on a belief that we must reimagine schooling, using a community-driven approach, so all children can realize their infinite potential. Transcend pursues its mission by partnering directly with schools on design journeys while also sharing powerful models, tools and insights across the sector. To date, Transcend has worked directly with hundreds of schools and leaders in over 30 states, and has influenced thousands more. Ultimately, Transcend strives to fuel significant leaps in education so all young people can thrive in and transform the world.

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Transcend is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates nationally.