Luminary: Irene Spero

Irene Spero serves as CEO of NextChapter Consulting, LLC. She established NextChapter Consulting working with associations and organizations in the education and ed tech space. Ms. Spero served as CSO and CERO at CoSN. She was responsible for working with corporate partners, creating partnerships with nonprofit organizations, overseeing communications, and directing its policy and advocacy work. Prior to CoSN, she worked at the College Board leading a comprehensive government relations program at the federal and state level and served on the staff of the US Congressional Web-based Education Commission as part of the first comprehensive examination of how the Internet was changing education.