Jamie Merisotis has serves as president and CEO of Lumina Foundation since 2008. Previously, Merisotis serves as co-founder and president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy. He is the author of widely acclaimed book “America Needs Talent,” named a Top 10 Business book of 2016 by Booklist. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Journal, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Washington Monthly, Huffington Post, Politico, Roll Call, and other publications. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Additionally, Merisotis has international experience as an advisor and consultant in southern Africa, the former Soviet Union, Europe, and other parts of the world.