Michele Givens is the president and CEO of the nonprofit Education Week, EdWeek Market Brief, EdWeek TopSchool Jobs, and the EdWeek Research Center.

She joined Education Week in 2001 as its first general manager and was named publisher in 2009. Michele has played a key role in helping successfully navigate the organization through its transition from a print publisher to an organization that generates more than 70 percent of its publishing revenue from digital products and events while keeping the organization true to its mission. 

Michele is known for her ability to balance strategy development with execution, for her change management and new product development skills, and for her ability to bring together colleagues in new ways from across the organization to accomplish forward-looking goals. 

Prior to joining Education Week, Michele was with Outside magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pennsylvania; and McGraw-Hill in Washington, D.C. 

She completed an M.S. in the management of information technology in 2014 from the McIntire School at the University of Virginia and received her MBA from the Anderson School at the University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University. Michele’s husband, David, is also in the media space, and together they have a daughter, Olivia. Michele loves spending time outside (no matter the weather or season), running, cycling, and hiking.