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Biography PhotoAmy Bevilacqua
Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer

Amy Bevilacqua joined American Public Education, Inc. in May 2016 as the organization’s first Chief Innovation Officer.

Amy brings over 25 years of experience in media, technology, and education, spanning the K-12 Higher Education and Lifelong Learning sectors. Starting out her career in college admissions, she went on to found a new division of an international scholarly book publishing company serving the college market, run content-related businesses for PBS, serve as Chief Marketing Officer for an early learning company and lead the global rollout of a SaaS solution for McCann Worldgroup, the world’s largest network of advertising agencies. She also ran an educational film production and distribution house--a portfolio company for the private equity firm KKR--shepherding its sale to a strategic buyer. Earlier in her career, Amy worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ entertainment and media consulting practice, and the European Marketing division of Disneyland Paris.

Actively involved in education entrepreneurship and innovation, Amy has served as an investment advisor in the education sector for a global private equity group and for the world’s largest network of angel impact investors. She serves as a mentor to early stage education entrepreneurs informally, and through her affiliation with the Jefferson Education Accelerator, The Runway-Michelson Accelerator, and with Echoing Green.

Amy serves as an adjunct faculty member for the only Masters in Education Entrepreneurship program, housed at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She teaches business model design and is the Director of the Capstone program.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, part of the National Park Service. She helped found YaleWomen, an independent 501c3 and global network of over 35,000 female alums of Yale.

Amy has a B.A. in English and Film Studies from Carleton College and an M.B.A. in Strategy from Yale.