Education Committee


The CEO Connection Education Committee works with academic institutions and the post-secondary training industry to make changes that will better prepare students to meet the needs of mid-market employers, thereby benefitting employers, employees, and the greater economy.

The mission of the CEO Connection Education Committee is to:
  1. Impact the education system to properly prepare today’s students to meet the needs of tomorrow’s mid-market jobs.
  2. Identify and create opportunities for individual mid-market companies and the mid-market at large to assist academic institutions in implementing stronger future employee preparation.
  3. Connect members to opportunities to collaborate with academic institutions and to share best coordination practices with those institutions.
Jon Whitmore, Former CEO of ACT, Inc. is the chairperson of the CEO Connection Education Committee. A first-generation college graduate, Dr. Whitmore has dedicated his life to helping others achieve educational success. He continues to drive this mission as CEO at ACT. Throughout his career, six universities have benefited from his leadership and vision: West Virginia University, State University of New York at Buffalo, The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Iowa, Texas Tech University, and San Jose State University.

Most people know ACT as the nonprofit organization responsible for the ACT test - the college admissions and placement test taken by more than 1.6 million high school graduates every year. ACT has played an increasingly important role in the nation's educational enterprise, contributing to and supporting the nation's educational vision. Today, more than 50 years after the first test was administered, ACT has grown to be a successful nonprofit organization that offers millions of education and career assessments across the country and around the world.

For Jon’s full bio, please click here.

Serving on this committee is not designed to take a lot of time and will enable you to connect with other mid-market CEOs, create opportunities for your company, and shape the mid-market perspective on this important issue while collaborating on ideas to help change the world.

To join this (or any) committee, please email

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These issues affect you, your company, and the people you care about. When the mid-market comes together, we can make a real difference.