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Board of Managers: Michela English

Michela English

Appointed: Director 2018

Highlights: Ms. English is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Fight For Children, a highly visible Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that improves education opportunities for low-income children. She serves on the Boards of the Educational Testing Service, the DC Public Education Fund, Fight for Children, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Foundation, the Gladstone Companies, and DC Prep Public Charter School. Ms. English has had a lifelong commitment to improving educational opportunities for the underserved. This focus aligns her work with the mission of the Hersheys’ legacy. Her 30+ years of business and nonprofit experience provides the Boards with extensive strategic and operational management expertise in education, and exceptional leadership capabilities.

Professional Experience

  • President & CEO, Fight for Children
  • President, Discovery Communications Consumer Products and
  • Senior Vice President, National Geographic Society
  • Vice President, Corporate Planning and Business Development, Marriott Corporation
  • Senior Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company


  • M.P.P.M, Yale School of Management
  • B.A., International Affairs, Sweet Briar College

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