Marguerite W. Kondracke
Marguerite W. Kondracke is senior advisor to America's Promise Alliance. Kondracke served as president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance from 2004 to May 16, 2012.
During her 40-year career, Mrs. Kondracke has been both an entrepreneur and a public servant, focusing on the needs of children and families. Prior to joining the Alliance, she served as Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, as well as Staff Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families. She also served in the cabinet of then Tennessee Governor Alexander as Commissioner of the Department of Human Services. Previously, Mrs. Kondracke was co-founder and CEO of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the nation’s largest provider of employer-sponsored child care and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Today she continues to serve on the company’s board of directors. She is also a member of the board of directors of Saks, Inc., LifePoint Hospitals, and Teachscape.
Throughout her career, Mrs. Kondracke has received numerous awards and honors, including being named a Purpose Prize Fellow, awarded by Civic Ventures to those over 60 taking on society’s biggest challenges. For the past three years, Mrs. Kondracke has been named by The Non-Profit Times as one of the “Top 50 People of Power and Influence.”
She is an alumna and now a trustee of Duke University, where she co-chairs DukeEngage, which makes civic engagement an integral part of the undergraduate experience. Mrs. Kondracke also holds a master’s degree in psychology from Austin Peay State University. She is married to award-winning journalist Morton Kondracke; they enjoy golf, international travel, and spending time with their four children and three grandchildren.