Paul worked with the senior leadership team at America’s Promise Alliance to define, engage, and mobilize a national network of business and education leaders to improve all phases of children’s lives from birth through high school. His research surfaced that more than 400 local and statewide organizations exist to link business capacity with the needs of the education system. He surveyed and analyzed this market and conducted an innovation lab with cross-sector leaders to prototype new solutions. Paul secured $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to include the business perspective in the national dialog on college & career ready standards. He also created a strategy and execution plan for the nation’s business-education coalitions to collaborate and connect.
PAUL THALLNER (2013-14) came to FUSE from the Teleos Leadership Institute, a firm that leads companies through complex change. Before joining the firm as a Senior Consultant, Paul was the President of School Performance, an education sector non-profit. Paul oversaw strategic planning, product/service development, fundraising, program quality, and client relationships. After his fellowship, Paul was a Partner at the Great Place to Work Institute, a data-driven consulting company best known for creating the annual Fortune Magazine 100 Best Places to Work list. Most recently he became a Senior Advisor to Camber Outdoors, an organization focused on accelerating and elevating women’s leadership and participation in the outdoors, from the backcountry to the boardroom. Paul received a MS in Positive Organizational Development and Change from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He also holds an MA from the College of New Jersey and a BA from Gettysburg College.
2013-2014 | America's Promise Alliance