January Table of Ten  

Savinay Chandrasekhar, Executive Director Minds Matter of Denver


January 17, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Highland Tap & Burger
2219 W 32nd Ave
Denver , CO 80211

January Table of Ten
January Table of Ten
Highland Tap & Burger

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Leadership with Social & Educational Impact

Savinay serves as Executive Director of Minds Matter of Denver [MMD], a mentoring organization that helps high-achieving students from low-income communities get into college with scholarships. He has been involved with MMD for nearly the entire 6+ years he’s been in Denver. He started as Director of Curriculum and Director of Test Prep in his first year, and then switched roles to become co-Director of the Sophomore Program and Vice President in his second year. In July 2014, he was elected President of MMD, and was hired as the first Executive Director and first full-time staff member in May 2016.

In his past, Savinay founded focusedesign, a social consultancy that helped education and social impact organizations unleash their internal creativity and innovation in search of solutions to some of the most pressing problems they faced. In this work, he traveled to 20 countries over 3 years, working with clients ranging from the Tennessee Department of Education to the United Nations Development Programme in Kyrgyzstan. 

Prior to consulting, Savinay worked at Denver Public Schools, leading the implementation of Common Core and Colorado Academic Standards across all schools within the district. 
Savinay also spent 8 years at Boeing, managing major subcontracts in their Aerospace and Defense organizations.

Savinay has a Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in Global Development from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems.

In addition to serving on the Board of Minds Matter of Denver and Minds Matter National, Savinay is also on the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Board and serves as the Secretary of the Luminary Learning Network board, an autonomous zone for select innovation schools within Denver Public Schools.

Our Table of 10 event provides MHYP members an opportunity to meet and converse with top-level business, community, and social leaders in Denver. These private lunches will give you exclusive access to people who's time is at a premium, in a setting that promotes open conversation. Come prepared to ask questions and learn from the best Denver has to offer.  This exclusive event is limited to 10 MHYP Members and registration opens at 10am on Wednesday one week prior to the event.

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