William Baldwin, Chief Executive Officer, Kepner-Tregoe
Bill is Chairman of TregoED’s Board and Chief Executive Officer of Kepner-Tregoe (KT). KT is a world renowned multinational management consulting and training services company. Their business training, leadership development and consulting services have improved management practices of organizations worldwide. Bill oversees and is responsible for all aspects of Kepner-Tregoe worldwide.
Bill holds a B.A. in Accounting from Rowan University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Christopher T. Cross, Chairman Emeritus, FourPoint Education Partners
Chris, Chairman of the education policy consulting firm FourPoint Education Partners, serves as a distinguished senior fellow with the Education Commission of the States and is a consultant to the Broad Foundation. Chris brings considerable strategic planning, policy analysis, and development skills to the table. In addition to serving on numerous educational policy boards and research councils, he was a senior fellow with the Center for Education Policy and has served in the U.S. Department of Education as Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, facilitating the negotiated rule-making process on Title 1 for the Department.
Chris has written extensively in the education and public policy areas and has been published in numerous scholarly and technical publications including Education Week, The College Board Review, Washington Post and LA Times. He has published the book Political Education: National Policy Comes of Age in 2003.
Chris has a B.A. from Whittier College and an M.A. in government from California State University.
Chris Lowder, Ed.D., Educational Leadership
Dr. Chris Lowder recently served as superintendent of Cabarrus County Schools for six years. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge from a leadership and insider’s point of view of the daily operations of a school district from his vast experience as a public-school educator including serving as an English teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of high schools, executive director of school operations, and assistant/deputy superintendent of administrative services.
Dr. Lowder earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from UNC Chapel Hill, a Master’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in School Administration from UNC Charlotte and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UNC Charlotte. He was named the Southwest Regional Superintendent of the year in 2019 and served on the Executive Board of the North Carolina Superintendent Association from 2018-2021. Dr. Lowder has published an article in The High School Journal and has presented at numerous conferences.
Arthur Mills IV, CEO, America's Promise Alliance; Founder & President, Mills Management Group
Arthur Mills IV joined America’s Promise Alliance in November 2022 as Chief Operations Officer, leading the organization’s finance, human resources, legal, and technology teams. His wealth of experience from his previous private sector, school district, and education-focused nonprofit roles provides him with a unique perspective on this work and informs his leadership.
Mills also is the Founder and President of Mills Management Group, a boutique consultancy that provides strategic advisory services for mission-driven firms and community-based organizations.
Arthur holds a B.A. in Finance and an M.B.A. in Finance and Community Economic Development from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, now based at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, CT.
Benjamin B. Tregoe, Ph.D., Founder (1927–2005)
Benjamin B. Tregoe, Ph.D., co-founder of Kepner-Tregoe, Inc. served as its chairman emeritus until his death in April 2005. Kepner-Tregoe (KT) was founded in 1958 on the strength of Dr. Tregoe’s and Dr. Charles H. Kepner’s pioneering research in rational problem solving and decision making. KT is headquartered in Princeton, NJ and conducts business in over 50 countries and 20 languages. Today over 400 of the 1,000 largest companies worldwide use Kepner-Tregoe management methods.
Ben authored several books and articles, including: The Rational Manager (1965), his landmark book in the field of management methodology. Other books include: The New Rational Manager (1997); Top Management Strategy (1980); Vision in Action (1989); The Culture of Success (1997); and Analytic Processes for School Leaders (2001). Ben is memorialized in the Human Resource Development Hall of Fame.]
Ben had a lifelong admiration, respect and appreciation for education and educators. In 1993, he realized a long-held dream by founding TregoED. He served as its Chairman until his death in 2005.
Ben held a bachelor of arts from Whittier College and a doctor of philosophy from Harvard University.