Jane Swift

Former Governor and President

Education at Work

Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift is an education executive and entrepreneur. She has served in leadership roles in the public, private, political, and non-profit sectors for over three decades fueled by a passionate belief in the power of education to transform lives. Today, she is an operating partner with the Vistria Group, a senior advisor to WhiteBoard Advisors, the President of LearnLaunch Institute, and serves on several public and private company boards. She has also founded the non-profit Cobble Hill Farm Education & Rescue Center on her family farm where she has perfected a potpourri recipe, and befriended a number of goats, chickens and especially a miniature donkey named Willie.Swift is a sought-after speaker on issues of education, working mothers & women’s leadership, and more recently, the topic of gratitude, grief and loss. She advocates for effective policies to advance excellence in learning through the thoughtful use of innovation and technology.