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Jill Tiefenthaler

CEO, National Geographic Society

Jill Tiefenthaler is CEO of the National Geographic Society, overseeing the development and implementation of its mission-driven work and leading its global community of explorers in illuminating and protecting the world. She is also a National Geographic Society trustee and National Geographic Partners board member. Previously, Tiefenthaler spent nine years as president of Colorado College. There, she led the campus community in an external review of racism, which resulted in an antiracism implementation plan, as well as efforts to increase diversity and achieve carbon neutrality. Before that, Tiefenthaler was provost at Wake Forest University. She began her academic career at Colgate University as a professor of economics.

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