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Amy Rosen is the President & CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE, formerly The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship), a non-profit organization that provides entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities. Amy has taken the helm of NFTE during a period where the organization’s programs are stronger then ever, having provided access to more than 45,000 students this year alone, with a rich curriculum designed to provide all young people a pathway to prosperity. She comes to NFTE with the experience and skill sets necessary to lead NFTE through this exciting period of growth.

Amy has spent more than 25 years in positions of leadership in both the private and public sectors, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be incredibly valuable to NFTE. She is a nationally recognized expert in comprehensive urban school-system-reform strategies where she has worked to close the achievement gap by providing all young people with high quality educational opportunities. Her success in leading large organizations through transformational change has been widely acknowledged.

For the past ten years, Amy has been an active participant in public education reform where she has applied her management skills and experience with complex constituencies to urban school districts challenged with the task of closing the achievement gap. Before joining NFTE, Amy was a founding partner of Public Private Strategy Group (PPSG), a privately held management consulting and financial advisory firm where she successfully developed the firm’s Education Practice. She has served as an advisor to Mayor Bloomberg's team, designing and implementing the restructuring of New York City's Department of Education. She previously served as COO for New Visions, a large non-profit committed to systemic reform of New York Public Schools, where she reengineered operations and created a new business model for the organization. She currently acts as education advisor to Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, and is on the faculty at Columbia Business School where she teaches Education Leadership to MBA students.

In addition to her experience in education, Amy has spent 20 successful years as a leader in the field of transportation, where she helped to change the way public agencies conduct business while advocating for national investment in transportation infrastructure. Her work in this field has included managing New Jersey’s state transportation department and tenure as Senior VP of Lockheed Martin, where she helped to build a subsidiary that provided transportation services to state and local governments. She has earned a national reputation as a change agent in this field and was a two-term Presidential Appointee to the Amtrak Board of Directors. She has lectured and received much public recognition for her work, including induction into the New Jersey Transit Hall of Fame, as well as being named Board member of the Year by the American Public Transportation Association.

In addition to being on the faculty at Columbia Business School and authoring numerous articles, Amy is currently Chairman of the Board of TEAM SCHOOLS, a group of highly successful KIPP charter schools in Newark. She previously served on the Board of SEEDS, a nonprofit organization that identifies and provides high-achieving, low-income students with academic enrichment opportunities, and on the Board of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.

Amy completed an Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School, and received her B.A. in political studies from Pitzer College. She was a 2004 Fellow at the Broad Urban Superintendents Academy.

Blog Entries by Amy Rosen

Reflections of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Thriving in China

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 4:15 PM

In the midst of Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, it was very strange to get on a plane from Newark International Airport and so easily fly to Beijing. I was leaving behind a community without power or much gasoline, a region with millions struggling, and a global nonprofit I run without access...

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Quick Getaways: Day Trips From Houston

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 11:48 AM

Cabin-fever can get to you even if it's not winter. There are times that you just need a quick getaway. Forget crowded airports and security lines and opt for one of these easy day trips from Houston. Just pick a direction and hit the road.

North

It's only 30 minutes...

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Davos 2011: The Final Hours

(6) Comments | Posted January 29, 2011 | 10:04 AM

Well it is my final hours in Davos and the WEF has left the most important session to the last day -- The Entrepreneurship Imperative. Throughout the week there has been constant references to the need for entrepreneurs to be the future engine of both developed and developing economies, but...

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Rebuilding a Robust Economy, With Women Entrepreneurs

(9) Comments | Posted January 27, 2011 | 11:26 AM

Sitting here in a country that did not give women the right to vote until 1971 and where today four of the seven member governing body are women, I am struck by the uneven progress and persistent barriers that woman face in specific fields. The International Herald Tribune led with...

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Davos 2011: Seeding the Entrepreneurial Mindset

(20) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 12:30 PM

2011-01-26-nfte.jpgI'm sitting here in one of the first major session of WEF 2011, The Future of Employment (to be broadcast on CNBC under the title The West Isn't Working) where Maria Bartiromo has framed the debate with two questions. First, whether the west...

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On the Wealth Gap and Entrepreneurship

(24) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 1:36 PM

Arriving in Davos late Sunday afternoon, my first impression (beyond a sigh of relief that there wasn't nearly as much snow and ice as I had expected) was the odd appearance of skiers coming down from the slopes walking through town with their parkas and boots still on, skis and...

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Educational Reform We Can Believe In

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 3:27 PM

Education can be exciting. Very exciting.

Case in point -- there is a new program being offered to students in 8 states -- a new program that will help prepare them for college and beyond. Organized by the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE), the initiative will allow...

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Educating a New Generation of Entrepreneurs: The Best Anti-Poverty Program Around

(6) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 11:58 AM

As national media pundits spent the past half week picking apart Wednesday's State of the Union address (and endlessly analyzing John Madden-style "slo-mo" replays of Justice Alito), I sat disappointed as the issue of education barely registered a blip on the radar.

What a difference a day...

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