Our Leadership Team

Keith Frome, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Keith is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S., religion and education), and Columbia University (Ed.D., philosophy and education). In 1993, while teaching writing at Harvard College, he helped J.B. Schramm create and run a weekend college admissions workshop that became the noteworthy College... Read More

Jo Smith, President & Chief Operating Officer

As President and COO, Jo is leading the transformation of College Summit operations to ensure long term sustainability and scalability. Since joining College Summit in 2005, she has created an IT infrastructure that has supported the growth of the organization and directed and managed over... Read More

Michelle Tafel, Chief Strategy and Advancement Officer

As Chief Strategy and Advancement Officer, Michelle is responsible for leading development, strategic partnerships, and marketing to ensure College Summit achieves its mission and strategic goals. Over the next three to five years, the organization will grow to reach more than 500 schools and 1.8 million... Read More

Onuka Ibe, Vice President of Program

Upon joining College Summit in 2007, Onuka led the transition from manually-based reporting and evaluation systems to a suite of award-winning, automated performance management tools used by educators to direct their limited resources to students needing it most. Since 2013, he has overseen College Summit’s... Read More

Sean Murray, Vice President of Partnerships and Marketing

Sean Murray oversees College Summit’s efforts to expand school and district partnerships and the branding and messaging necessary to communicate the unique value of the program. Sean began working with College Summit in 2004, and has held leadership roles in program and operations management. Outside... Read More

Caite Gilmore, Vice President of Development

Caite Gilmore joined the College Summit team in January 2014, bringing ten years of professional fundraising experience to the organization. Prior, Caite worked for the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, where she led the organization’s major gifts program. Before moving to Washington, DC... Read More

Derek Canty, Co-founder

As a co-founder of College Summit, Derek co-developed College Summit’s in-school youth development tools and created the “Rap” motivational component of the organization’s summer workshop. He also helped spearhead the launch of College Summit’s PeerForward to scale the student-driven model to serve 1.8 million students... Read More

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