Brandon Busteed, Saturday Keynote

Executive Director, Education and Workforce Development, Gallup

Brandon Busteed

Brandon Busteed

Brandon Busteed is a Partner at Gallup and Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development. Brandon’s work integrates Gallup’s research and science on talent, strengths, engagement and well-being to improve student success, teacher effectiveness and educational outcomes. His mission is to create a national movement to measure the educational outcomes that matter most, connect education to jobs and job creation and promote a paradigm shift from knowledge mastery to emotional engagement in education.

An internationally known speaker and author on education policy, Brandon has frequently written for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Trusteeship Magazine, The Huffington Post, Fast Company and other publications. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today and on NPR and the NBC News “TODAY” show, among others.

Brandon received his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University and an honorary doctorate from Augustana College. He is a trustee emeritus of Duke and has served on the Board of Visitors of the Sanford School of Public Policy.