Kemi Akinsanya-RoseChief Operating Officer
Kemi joined our Crew from the nation's largest school district, New York City Department of Education, where she was Chief Information Officer, responsible for setting strategic direction for all district-wide technology and data initiatives. Under her leadership, her team of 600+ technology professionals provided services, support and products to 1,700+ schools, 150K employees, and 1.1 million students. Prior to serving as CIO, Kemi also served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer where she led implementation of central office performance management initiatives and operational business re-engineering, and managed the $269 million Race to the Top grant.
Prior to embarking on a career in education and non-profit, Kemi held a variety of marketing, client management and product management roles at American Express and JP Morgan/Chase. Kemi earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and her master's of business administration from the Wharton School of Business.
Kemi resides in the New York City area with her husband, Anthony and her three children, Dare', Che and Jordana. When Kemi isn't strategizing and implementing operational and financial initiatives at EL, you will find her on the dance floor honing her Samba, modern, ballet, and jazz dance skills or at a swim meet cheering on her kids.
Crew means all hands on deck when needed to support one another.