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Board of Directors

Wanda G. Wiser, President and Secretary of the Board
John Kent Cooke, Sr.
Gregory R. Dillon
Stuart A. Haney, Esq.
Linda J. King
Mark Pollak, Esq.
Howard B. Soloway, Esq.

Harold O. Levy, Executive Director

Giuseppe Basili, Chief Operating Officer

Marianne Stanley, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Ricshawn Adkins Roane, Chief of Staff

Dr. Jennifer Glynn, Director, Research and Evaluation

Dana O'Neill, Director, Scholarship Programs

Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn, Director, Scholarship Programs

Cecilia Marshall, Director, Strategic Initiatives


Giuseppe Basili

Chief Operating Officer

Department: Executive

Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili is the chief operating officer (COO) at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

Seppy brings a a wealth of relevant knowledge of the education industry and the college admissions process. Prior to joining the foundation, he was the vice president/general manager of college admissions and K-12 programs for Kaplan Test Prep. During his 16 year tenure with the company, he oversaw all product creation and the implementation of the K12 custom curriculum business. He developed key partnerships with hundreds of school districts nationwide, including Chicago Public Schools and the Los Angeles Unified School District. He also served as the executive director of Kaplan's Pre-College Programs, overseeing Kaplan’s test preparation programs and publications for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT exams as well as its college admissions services. In addition, Seppy has written and edited numerous Kaplan publications on college admissions, financial aid, and test preparation.

Seppy has also held leadership positions at Scholastic Inc., the Institute for Academic Excellence (Renaissance Learning) and Catapult Learning.

Seppy earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Kenyon College, a law degree from Emory University, and a Master of Arts in Educational Policy & Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

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