Founder’s Bio: Mary Welsh Schlueter
Coined an “edupreneur” by the national media, Mary Welsh Schlueter, exemplifies the ultimate marriage of business and educational experience.
As a committed parent of public school children, business executive, university business faculty and national Chief Executive for the edu-innovation nonprofit organization, Partnership for Innovation in Education (www.piemedia.org), Mary offers a unique opportunity to help provide children with a competitive and equitable 21st century education.
First and foremost, Mary is a parent committed to providing children with the greatest gift: A rigorous, well-rounded education offering exemplary critical thinking skills and viable career-ready opportunities -– all within mandated financial budgets.
Born in Erie Pennsylvania, Mary is a public school graduate, and has practiced business throughout the United States and Asia. At the age of 24, while living in New Zealand and Australia, she authored a best-selling text on business and social entrepreneurship, and she hasn’t stopped since. For the past 20 years, she continues learning and implementing best-practice, cost-efficient methods to achieve bottom-line results, both in business and education.
With education and policy experience at Harvard Business School, United States Information Agency/United States Department of State (U.S. Fulbright), the United States Senate and the New Zealand Parliament, Mary has melded education, business and government interests to create winning and achievable education strategies for the 21st century.
Frank Schlueter, M.D. and Mary live in Cincinnati with their four young children.