Bio: Eileen Rudden

Eileen Rudden is the Board Chair of LearnLaunch Institute and a co- founder of LearnLaunch. Most recently, she served as Chief Officer, College and Career Preparation, at Chicago Public Schools. She is a member of the board of directors of Education Pioneers, The Achievement Network, and KnowledgeWorks.

Eileen has been a leader in software for 30 years. She led the Unified Communications Division of Avaya, a Fortune 500 global business communications leader and was SVP and GM of Lotus Notes, which was acquired by IBM. Under her leadership, more than 50 million people began using the software and she was named to serve on IBM’s Technical Leadership Council. Eileen received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Brown University, where she served as a trustee and is currently Chair of the Advisory Committee on Computing and Information Technology.