JD Hoye is the President of the National Academy Foundation (NAF).With a deep commitment to preparing students for college and meaningful careers, Ms. Hoye has worked at both the grassroots and the highest levels of government to reform how young people are engaged in learning and how they are positioned to pursue their academic interests and career goals. Through this work, she has become a nationally recognized leader in forging partnerships between educators and employers.
In leading the National Academy Foundation, Ms. Hoye oversees a network of 500 college preparatory, career-themed academies in 39 states, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes – finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences – and work in partnership with over 2,500 businesses.
Prior to her appointment at NAF, Ms. Hoye served as President of Keep the Change, Inc., a nationally recognized consulting business focused on helping communities reform education and develop a skilled workforce. An active public speaker, Ms. Hoye worked closely with the National Academy Foundation while President of Keep the Change, Inc. and built strong relationships with the organization and its leadership.