Brooklyn, NY (October 21, 2020) – Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, announced today that it appointed a new board member, Michael Camuñez to its board of directors.
Camuñez serves as president and chief executive officer of Monarch Global Strategies LLC, a bi-national consulting firm providing strategic advice and advocacy to companies doing business in emerging economies, with a particular emphasis on Mexico and Latin America. Previously, Camuñez served as one of the nation’s leading commercial diplomats as the assistant secretary of commerce at the International Trade Administration, where he managed a global portfolio to help lead the U.S. government’s efforts to open new markets for U.S. goods and services. Prior to that, he also served as special counsel to the president at the White House.
“We are honored and excited to have Michael Camuñez join the board of Amplify,” said Amplify CEO Larry Berger. “His unique experience in political, legal, economic, and international worlds means he brings critical insight to our company as we continue growing and serving educators and students across the country and, in time, the globe.”
“Amplify’s mission to revolutionize education and expand access to learning through technology is not only exciting, it’s essential to help bridge the equity gap and accelerate learning for millions of children in the U.S. and around the world,” stated Camuñez. “I’m thrilled to be joining such an important endeavor with such a talented team.”
Camuñez joins Amplify’s existing board members: Russlynn Ali, CEO and co-founder, XQ Institute; Brad Powell, managing director, investments at the Emerson Collective; Margaret Spellings, president and CEO of Texas 2036; and Larry Berger, CEO at Amplify.
A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help all students build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves seven million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit amplify.com.