Kathy Bendheim |
Consultant – Impact for Education
Kathy Bendheim has a strong analytical and organizational development background that she uses to address social and educational issues. Her early career was spent in public accounting followed by business school and then management consulting with McKinsey & Co. where she focused on organizational and financial issues. However, her passion has consistently been the improvement of the public education system. Since leaving the for-profit world, she has worked in Bridgeport, CT for the YMCA where she started a summer and after-school program that won the Chairman’s Award for best new program and worked on the merger of the Bridgeport and New Haven YMCAs. She has also worked in New York City for Clearpool, Inc., an education reform initiative, in program operations and development of for-profit initiatives to generate sustainable funding. She also led the merger of the development departments of three education-based non-profits to create one more effective operation.Her most recent position was Executive Director of the White House Council for Community Solutions that focused on identifying best practices in successful community solutions with a focus on how to create more opportunity for disconnected youth. Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.