Elizabeth Green COFOUNDER & CEO email@example.com
Elizabeth Green is the CEO and co-founder of Chalkbeat. She is also the cofounder and board chair of the American Journalism Project, the first venture philanthropy firm dedicated to local news. Elizabeth’s book Building a Better Teacher was a New York Times bestseller and notable book of 2014. She has also written about education issues for The New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications. Elizabeth has been a Spencer Fellow in education journalism at Columbia University and an Abe Journalism Fellow studying education in Japan.
Nicole Avery Nichols EDITOR-IN-CHIEF firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Avery Nichols —a journalist, storyteller, and media manager proficient in coalition building — is the editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat. Nicole started her career as a weekend reporter at the Observer-Dispatch in upstate New York more than two decades ago. As a reporter for various newspapers and magazines, Nicole has covered everything from immigrant resettlement to the Million Man March to the desperate search for lost loved ones after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While rising through the editing ranks at the Detroit Free Press in the 2000s, she coordinated coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, the #MeToo movement, the opioid crisis, and much more. Nicole’s favorite journalism centers people, and her work continuously amplifies the voices of those who have historically been forced to whisper. A native New Yorker, Nicole completed her undergraduate studies at Tuskegee University and earned her master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Jennifer Bramble CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER email@example.com
Prior to joining Chalkbeat, Jennifer Bramble served as chief talent officer of Richmond Public Schools, in Richmond, VA. With over twenty-five years’ experience serving mission-driven organizations, she specializes in human capital strategy, diversity, equity, and inclusion. As vice president of human resources with Community Health Accreditation Partner and assistant director of talent management at the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Jennifer spearheaded multifaceted talent development initiatives. A certified executive coach, she uses strength-based leadership development in coaching and mentoring professionals at all organizational levels. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Washington Adventist University.
Bene Cipolla PUBLISHER firstname.lastname@example.org
Bene Cipolla has over a decade of experience as a reporter, writer and editor and has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. She started her career covering the Vatican in Rome and worked as an editor at major magazines in New York, including Cosmopolitan. She has also led content development for several digital startups, most recently Birchbox, with a focus on growing readership and engagement. Bene is a graduate of Princeton University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy.
Alison Go CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER email@example.com
Alison Go is Chalkbeat’s chief strategy officer and co-founder of Votebeat. Previously, she was a product manager at Amazon, Facebook, and several venture capital-funded startups. Alison received her MBA from the Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. In a former life, she was a reporter and copy editor at U.S. News & World Report, the Boston Globe, and the San Jose Mercury News.
Kendra Irving CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendra Irving is a CPA with over twenty years of experience as a finance executive overseeing complex financial reporting and analysis efforts. Prior to joining Chalkbeat, she held the roles of Vice President at the John Gore Organization and Director at HBO where she headed the finance functions with focus on strategic partnering and people-focused leading. Her financial management and business acumen have supported critical long-term business and financial decisions. She started her career at Ernst & Young, LLP as an auditor of clients in the consumer products industry and nonprofit sector. Kendra is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and holds an MBA from NYU.