Alex Johnston is the President and founder of Impact for Education, a philanthropic advisory practice. A co-founder and former CEO of ConnCAN, he led this nationally recognized advocacy organization focused on closing Connecticut’s academic achievement gap for seven years. He is a board member of FaithACTS for Education, a board member and former Chair of the Policy Innovators in Education Network, and he recently completed two terms of service as a member of the New Haven Public Schools Board of Education. He serves on advisory boards for the Center for Reinventing Public Education, Education Resource Strategies and the Trust for Learning. A graduate of Harvard College, Alex received a D. Phil. in politics from Oxford University’s Lincoln College on a Rhodes Scholarship.