David Britt, MPA

Retired President-CEO, Sesame Workshop

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David Britt retired from Sesame Workshop, a world leader in young children’s education through media, after 10 years as CEO, and 8 years as COO. His public service included the US Agency for International Development, US Overseas Private Investment Corporation and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Britt is Board Chair of the Education Trust, which works for education equality and excellence pre-K through college, and serves on the board of the U.S. Educational Delivery Institute, which helps state educational institutions set and deliver quality education to all students. He also serves on the Board for Children, Youth and Families at the Institute for Medicine (IOM), of the National Academy of Sciences.

Britt was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Social Enterprise Initiative at the Harvard Business School for fifteen years, rotating off in 2011. He served on IOM expert Committees on Food Marketing to Children, Obesity Prevention in Young Children, and Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention. He has been a consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on obesity prevention.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University, where he also later served as Trustee, and an M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School.