Jane has been CEO of Middlebury Interactive Languages since August, 2011. Formerly the Governor of Massachusetts from 2001 to 2003, after having served as Lieutenant Governor as well as a Massachusetts State Senator, Jane has shown a continued commitment to excellence in public education as both an elected official and in the private sector. As a three-term state senator, Jane assisted in crafting the landmark Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993, which introduced accountability, high standards, and innovation into Massachusetts’s public schools. As governor, she implemented many of these reforms, which proved so successful that the U.S. Department of Education declared it a national model for other states. She has been teaching at Williams College for the last seven years as the 1948 Distinguished Lecturer in Leadership Studies.
Prior to joining Middlebury Interactive Languages, Jane served as Senior Vice President of Government Solutions and Strategy for ConnectEDU, a private, education technology company that helps students successfully make college and career transitions. While there, she led efforts to secure statewide contracts in Texas, Louisiana, and Hawaii. She was also the founder and principal of WNP Consulting, which guided private investors interested in the education market. Additionally, Jane was a general partner at Arcadia Partners L.P., a for-profit education industry VC firm, which invested in clients such as Teachscape and Chancery Software.
Ms. Swift also speaks professionally on women’s leadership, education improvement, and work-family integration. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Trinity College and has received six honorary doctorates and numerous awards.. She has also held a fellowship at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Jane also currently serves on the board of the External Women’s Advisory Network for Deloitte. She previously served on the board of K12, Inc., from 2008 to 2011.