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Inside The Gates Machine: Golston, Phillips, Pennington, Seleznow, & Shelton

By Alexander Russo — July 11, 2007 1 min read

OK, I think I understand at least some of the basics now, thanks to Gates spokesperson Marie Groark. Former Portland supe Vicki Phillips (right) will be the “new” Tom Vander Ark, heading the education initiative. However, the setup is different, too. Education is now going to be under US Programs, run by Allan Golston, and expanded to include special initiatives, which is being run by former JFF-er Hilary Pennington (left).

Within education, Steve Seleznow (the white guy) runs the Western States plus Ohio. Jim Shelton runs the Eastern states and “new school creation and replications.” A slightly outdated version of this is here. Next step -- figuring out the second level of program officers who run each particular initiative.

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