Gregory McGinity is executive director for The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which seeks to ensure that every student in an urban public school has the opportunity to succeed. Bringing together top education experts and practitioners, the foundation funds system-wide programs and policies that strengthen public schools by creating environments that allow good teachers to do great work and enable students of all backgrounds to learn and thrive. Gregory has been with the foundation since 2003 and currently leads the foundation’s investments in leadership, high-quality public charter schools, governance and policy.
Prior to joining The Broad Foundation, Gregory was the senior education policy consultant to the California State Board of Education, where he worked on the creation of California’s academic content standards and assessment system. Gregory also previously worked on the staffs of two members of the United State Congress and also served as a legislative liaison at the United States Department of Education. He was a senior fellow at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and took a leave from The Broad Foundation in 2005 to serve briefly as chief of staff to the California secretary of education.
Gregory received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School, where he was a Sigoloff Fellow.