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Ron Huberman is co-founder and executive chair of TeacherMatch, and is also an operating executive with Chicago Growth Partners and Prairie Capital, two Chicago-based private equity firms. While serving as CEO/superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools system (CPS), Ron initiated sweeping reforms, including online assessments of all students, new accountability measures, and a first-of-its-kind student safety plan. Since leaving CPS, he has founded TeacherMatch, a company in the education technology space, and currently serves on the boards of Specialized Education Services, Reliance Communications, Navman Wireless, and Rush University Medical Center. Ron received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his M.B.A. from the Booth School at the University of Chicago along with a Master's in Social Service Administration, where he was both an Albert Schweitzer Fellow and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. He began his 16-year career in Chicago city government as a police officer. Ron later served as assistant deputy superintendent of Police, executive director of Emergency Management and Communications, chief of staff to Mayor Daley, president of the Chicago Transit Authority, and CEO/superintendent of CPS. He is a 2011 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.