Jack Markell was elected Governor of Delaware in 2008, after serving two terms as State Treasurer. During his tenure, Jack created the Delaware Money School, which offers free classes to Delawareans on topics such as saving for college and retirement planning. He has also partnered with local banks and organizations to teach young children the basics of money and savings through the Delaware Bank at School Program. Both projects are part of Delawares Financial Literacy Initiative, which has been recognized nationally for its innovative programs. In 2002, Jack was appointed co-chair of the Governors Task Force for Financial Independence, helping Delaware families become financially secure. He was recognized as one of 100 rising stars at the 2000 Democratic National Convention and has been featured as one of ten innovative leaders under the age of 40 by New Democrat Magazine. Philly Tech Magazine named him one of the top ten technology executives in the Philadelphia region.
Jack entered politics after a successful career in the private sector where he helped lead the wireless technology revolution at Nextel, serving as the companys 13th employee and Senior Vice President for Corporate Development. He has also worked at Comcast Corporation, McKinsey & Co., and First Chicago Corporation.
Jack graduated from Brown University with degrees in Economics and Development Studies and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the 2004 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.more » « less