Michele Givens is the President and CEO of Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), which is the publisher of Education Week, as well as a wide range of related products and services.
She joined EPE in 2001 and has played a key role in helping successfully navigate EPE through its transition from a print publisher to an organization that generates more than half of its publishing revenue from digital products and live events, while keeping EPE true to its mission.
Michele has responsibility for Advertising Sales, Audience Development/Content Sales, Production, Accounting, Human Resources, and Information Technology. She 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 EPE, Michele was the Consumer Marketing Director for Outside Magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and before that she worked in Marketing for Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pennsylvania and for 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. She has a daughter, Olivia, who is a student at Brandeis University, and her husband, David, is also in the media space. Michele loves spending time outside, no matter the weather or season, running, cycling and hiking.