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Everyone at MIDAS Education is passionate about making data easier to use in order to improve outcomes for students. Whether we’re meeting with customers, working with a district to implement MIDAS, or writing code to customize a function in the system, we are 100% focused developing and delivering a system that helps educators do amazing things every day.
Charles brings two decades of experience in the educational market in K-12, higher education, and workforce solutions. Currently AVP of Supply Chain Operations for ACT, Charles began his career working in state and federal education policy after completing his undergraduate education studies at Duke University and graduate education studies at Harvard University. He led the Education Commission of the States as EVP serving federal and state policymakers including the White House Domestic Policy Office, the US Congress, governors, K-12 chief state school officers, state higher education officials, state boards of education, and various education community, business, and technology interest groups. As an experienced leader in the government and not-for-profit sectors, Merritt has led sales, marketing, policy, government relations, finance, and operations at national organizations including as VP of Government Relations and VP of Policy & Advocacy at the Northwest Evaluation Association. He has also led the development of education business opportunities with international organizations and businesses executing a range of partnership types from subsidiaries to reseller arrangements.
He resides in Iowa City, Iowa home of ACT’s corporate headquarters.
After careers in commercial and investment banking and eight years as treasurer of a major U.S. brewery, Steve Anderson managed a $50 million Milwaukee private equity and venture capital firm. Since retiring, he has consulted with and been on several private and non-profit boards with revenues up to $400 million. Steve was educated at Harvard College and Harvard Business School and has resided in Milwaukee for 45 years. He continues to be active in his church and in civic affairs.
Steve’s wife is a retired technical college teacher. They have four married adult children.
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