Our Team | KnowledgeWorks | College and Career Readiness

Judy Peppler

President and Chief Executive Officer

Judy Peppler is President and Chief Executive Officer of KnowledgeWorks, leading the social enterprise that is working in more than 40 states to improve the numbers of students who graduate ready for college or career. Prior to joining KnowledgeWorks, Peppler was a consultant for the Broad...read more

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Catherine Allshouse

Chief Information Officer

Catherine Allshouse joined KnowledgeWorks in August 2012 as Director of Software Development. In this role, she leads a team that develops and supports a large-scale, high-volume SaaS Learning Management System used in hundreds of schools, as well as technologies that enable the analysis of...read more

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Holly A. Brinkman

Vice President and Controller

Holly A. Brinkman has served as the Vice President and Controller of KnowledgeWorks since January 2002. Responsibilities include management of the financial responsibilities of the Foundation and its subsidiaries, preparation and analysis of financial reporting, budget forecasting, grantor...read more

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Shannon Herald

Human Resources Manager

Shannon Herald currently serves as the Human Resources Manager for KnowledgeWorks Foundation. In this role, she is responsible for all HR functions for the Foundation and its subsidiaries. She also serves as Benefits Manager/Advisor for the staff and Board members and is liaison with insurance...read more

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Greg Landsman

Executive Director, The Strive Partnership

Greg Landsman currently serves as the Executive Director for The Strive Partnership, an education consortium of local providers and funders working together to improve academic achievement along the education continuum – kindergarten readiness, proficiency scores, graduation rates, and...read more

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William McNeese

Senior Vice President & CFO

As senior vice president and CFO for KnowledgeWorks Foundation, William L. McNeese manages the Foundation's investment portfolio and all aspects of accounting and finance. McNeese brings significant experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations to his CFO position.

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Meredith Meyer

Vice President of Strategic Planning and Chief of Staff

As Vice President of Strategic Planning and Chief of Staff, Meredith Meyer is responsible for strategic planning, evaluating new opportunities and strategic initiatives for the foundation, internal operations and people strategy. 


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Cris Mulder

Vice President Communications and Marketing

Cris Mulder serves as the Vice President of Communications and Marketing. Prior to joining KnowledgeWorks, Mulder served as the Deputy Secretary of Communications for the North Carolina Department of Transportation where she led all communication efforts for the second largest transportation...read more

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Matt Williams

Vice President, Policy and Advocacy

Matt Williams currently serves as the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for KnowledgeWorks. In this role, he is responsible for directing both federal and state relations on behalf of the Foundation. Matt assists the various divisions, subsidiaries, and major investments of KnowledgeWorks in...read more

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