Renee Foster joined Curriculum Associates in 2008 and serves as President. With an innovative focus on infusing technology into product development, she has led the company’s transition from traditional publisher to edtech industry leader. Previous to Curriculum Associates, Renee was Senior Director of Business Development at The American Museum of Natural History, where she built new business operations that increased funding for one of the top natural history museums in the world. Renee also served as Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and began her career as the youngest-ever Plant Manager for Shell Oil.
A 2016 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow, Renee serves on the boards of Roxbury Preparatory Charter School and Uncommon Schools and has worked in consulting and volunteer roles across several education-related nonprofits. Renee has been recognized among the Top 100 Influential EdTech leaders and was named a 2016 Woman of Influence by the Boston Business Journal and Female Executive of the Year by the Stevie Awards. Renee is passionate about creating tools to drive performance gains for all learners, particularly those with learning challenges and in under-resourced communities.
Renee graduated from Rice University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and earned an MBA from Stanford University.