Governor John McKernan, Jr. is Senior Advisor at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Chair
of its Advisory Board on Education and the Workforce. Governor McKernan also serves as chairman and
CEO of consulting and investment firms McKernan Enterprises, Inc. and Nottingham Equity, Inc. He
served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Education Management Corporation, where he also
served as CEO from 2003 to 2007, and still serves as a Director. He is also a director of Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt, a global education learning company, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of
the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges. Governor McKernan served his native state of Maine
for two terms in the U.S. Congress and then as Governor for two four-year terms from 1987 to 1995.
During his two terms, Governor McKernan was Chairman of the Education Commission of the States and
the National Education Goals Panel. He has a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from the
University of Maine School of Law. He is married to former U.S. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe.