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Vince Bertram, Ed.D.

Project Lead The Way
President and CEO

Vince Bertram joined Project Lead The Way (PLTW) as President and CEO in June 2011. His passion for PLTW began in 2002 when he implemented the program as a high school principal. His commitment to PLTW continued as he supported implementations of Gateway To Technology, Pathway To Engineering and Biomedical Sciences Programs.

Prior to joining PLTW, Bertram was superintendent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and led Indiana’s third largest urban school district to unprecedented improvements in student achievement, community collaboration and operational efficiency.

Bertram chaired the National Council for National Honor Society (2006-07), served as director on several non-profit boards and is a member of the Indiana Education Roundtable. Among his many honors, the Buffalo Trace Council of Boy Scouts of America named Vince its “2011 Distinguished Citizen of the Year,” in 2010 Governor Mitch Daniels honored him with one of Indiana’s highest awards – naming him a “Distinguished Hoosier” – and in 2007 his Harvard peers and faculty members honored him with the Intellectual Contributions/Faculty Tribute Award, recognizing his dedication to scholarship and his contributions to intellectual life at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Bertram earned doctorate, specialist, master and bachelor degrees from Ball State University, a master’s in education policy and management from Harvard University, an executive certificate in strategy and innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management and is an alumnus of the Chicago Management Institute at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.