The Broad Prize Selection Jury
The Broad Prize Selection Jury is comprised of nationally prominent individuals from business and industry, government and public service. The jury reviews the statistical data and site visit reports for each finalist district and chooses the winner of The Broad Prize.
A separate Review Board determines the four finalist districts from which the winner is chosen by the Selection Jury.
2013 Broad Prize Selection Jury Members
Executive Chairman, CityView
Henry Cisneros is executive chairman of the CityView companies, which work with the nation’s leading homebuilders to create homes for working families. Previously, Cisneros was president and chief operating officer of Univision Communications, the largest Spanish-language media company in the nation. In 1993, he became President Bill Clinton’s first secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Cisneros became the first Hispanic mayor of a major U.S. city when he was elected mayor of San Antonio in 1981. During his four terms as mayor, Cisneros helped rebuild the city’s economic base and created jobs through massive infrastructure and downtown improvements.
Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Former U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd is chairman and chief executive officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Dodd represented Connecticut in Congress since 1974. He served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980, serving until 2010 and becoming the longest-serving senator in Connecticut’s history. He formed the first children’s caucus in the Senate, authored the first child care legislation since World War II, and wrote the Family and Medical Leave Act. Dodd served as chairman of the Democratic National Convention from 1995-1997. Following Dodd’s graduation from Providence College, he joined the Peace Corps, serving in the Dominican Republic from 1966 to1968. Upon returning to the United States, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserves. Dodd earned a law degree from the Brandeis School of Law at University of Louisville and practiced law in New London, Connecticut before his election to Congress.
President and CEO, United Negro College Fund
Michael Lomax has been president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund since 2004. He launched the UNCF Institute for Capacity Building, which helps UNCF’s 39 member historically black colleges and universities become stronger, more effective and more self-sustaining. Lomax is co-chair of the Education Equality Project, a member of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind, and a member of the governing boards of Teach For America, the KIPP Foundation and the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. He is also a frequent contributor to the National Journal’s Education Experts blog and author of the “MorehouseMan” blog at Essence.com. Lomax also serves on the boards of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of African American History and Culture and the Studio Museum of Harlem. He founded the National Black Arts Festival.
Edward G. Rendell
Former Governor of Pennsylvania
Edward G. Rendell served two terms as governor of Pennsylvania, two terms as mayor of Philadelphia and two terms as district attorney of Philadelphia. He was also chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2000. Rendell sits on several boards, is a Brookings Fellow and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a consultant or board member for several green and alternative energy firms, including Own Energy, Element Partners and Ocean Thermal Energy. Rendell is also heavily involved in the campaign for government efficiency and strategic cost-cutting through his work with entities such as Government Sourcing Solutions, Public Financial Management and Greenhill Advisors. As governor, Rendell worked with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to create “Building America’s Future,” which focuses on investment in American infrastructure projects to ensure that America maintains its place as a global economic power.
Richard W. Riley
Partner, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP
Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Former Governor of South Carolina
Richard W. Riley is currently a partner in the law firm Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough. As governor of South Carolina from 1979 to 1987, Riley won national recognition for successfully improving the state’s educational system. He became the first governor in South Carolina history to be elected to a second term after voters passed an amendment to the constitution allowing him to run a second time. Riley was then chosen by President Bill Clinton in 1992 to serve as U.S. secretary of education. During his eight-year tenure as education secretary, Riley helped launch historic initiatives to raise academic standards and improve instruction for poor and disadvantaged children. He also expanded grant and loan programs to help more Americans attend college, to prepare young people for the world of work and to improve teaching. Since leaving his national post in 2001, Riley has continued to serve on a number of boards and work with a variety of entities to improve education across America.
President, University of Miami
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Donna Shalala began her commitment to public service early as one of the country’s first Peace Corps volunteers, serving in Iran from 1962 to 1964. Currently president of the University of Miami, Shalala has more than 25 years of experience as an accomplished scholar, teacher and administrator. In 1993, President Clinton appointed her secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she served for eight years, becoming the longest serving HHS secretary in U.S. history. Shalala also served under President Jimmy Carter as assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
President and CEO, Margaret Spellings and Company
Executive Vice President, National Chamber Foundation
Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Margaret Spellings is president and CEO of Margaret Spellings and Company and a leading national expert on public policy. Spellings also serves as a senior advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as president of the U.S. Forum for Policy Innovation. From 2005 to 2009, she served as U.S. secretary of education under President George W. Bush. As a member of the president’s Cabinet, Spellings led the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act. She was a White House domestic policy advisor from 2001 to 2005, during which time she managed the development of the president’s domestic policy agenda. Prior to her service in the White House, Spellings served as senior advisor to then-Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, led government relations efforts for the Texas Association of School Boards, served in various leadership capacities for the Texas legislature, and worked for local education organizations including Austin Community College.
Senior Research Fellow, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
President Emeritus, Service Employees International Union
Andrew Stern is a senior research fellow at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, where he conducts and coordinates research on public policy issues. He is president emeritus of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest and fastest-growing labor union in America. The SEIU represents more than 2 million working members, including health care workers, education workers, and other public service employees, as well as building service and security workers.
The following serve on The Broad Prize selection jury, but will not vote in the 2013 selection process:
Chairman and CEO, Washington Post Company
James Hunt, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy
Former Governor of North Carolina
Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution
Former U.S. Secretary of State
Chairman and Editor-In-Chief, U.S. News & World Report
Publisher, New York Daily News