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Education Leader Joins ACT Board

IOWA CITY, Iowa—Tony Miller, education industry senior executive, investor and most recently, senior partner and chief operating officer of the Vistria Group, a private equity firm focused on education, healthcare and financial services, has been named to the Board of Directors for ACT, the nonprofit organization that produces the ACT® test, ACT® Aspire®, and ACT® WorkKeys® system, among other programs.

Prior to co-founding Vistria, Miller served as Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer at the US Department of Education, where he oversaw management, policy, and program functions for initiatives spanning early childhood through postsecondary education. Miller was responsible for overseeing approximately $100 billion in funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

During Miller’s tenure there, the Education Department undertook reform efforts including Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and School Improvement Grant/School Turnaround Programs. Miller also oversaw implementation of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. Mr. Miller responsibilities also included representing the U.S. Government on education and workforce development missions to China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Ecuador, Brazil and Russia.

Previously, Mr. Miller was a Director with Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, and a Partner with McKinsey & Company.

Miller holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he completed his studies at Stanford’s Japan Center for Technology and Innovation, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He also serves on the boards of the Chicago Public Education Fund, Chicago’s Academy of Urban School Leadership, and the Hope Street Group, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for all Americans.

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ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, ACT is trusted as a leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. ACT offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights that help individuals succeed from elementary school through career.