Laura D’Andrea Tyson (Chair)

Professor and former dean, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; former Director, National Economic Council, White House

“Making sure that students are becoming career ready will take intentional and smart policies that take a more comprehensive, integrated approach to policy and implementation. The Opportunity Institute is working across several policy areas to help create a system that works for all. As part of its commitment to inclusive opportunity, the Institute is looking at how to make sure individuals who become incarcerated are able to build new pathways to college and career. We won’t have the growth and prosperity we want as a nation unless we have inclusion, hence the importance of The Opportunity Institute.”

—Laura D'Andrea Tyson

Laura Tyson is a Professor and the Director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She chairs the Board of Trustees for the Blum Center for Developing Economies. From 2002-2006, she served as Dean of London Business School and from 1998-2001 she served as Dean of Berkeley Haas School of Business. Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board and a member of President Obama’s Council of Jobs and Competitiveness and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995) and as Director of the National Economic Council (1995-1996). She is a member of the Board of Directors of Morgan Stanley, AT&T, CBRE Group Inc., and Silver Spring Networks. She is an economic advisory board member of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation.