Meredith Olson is vice president of the K-12 Initiative at The Seminar Network. She also serves as vice president of public affairs for Koch Companies Public Sector. Prior to joining Koch, Ms. Olson managed M&A transactions for Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas. She also held various trading and construction engineering roles during her time at Shell. Ms. Olson is the president of the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation and the Koch Companies Community Fund. She serves on the board of Rainbows United and WSU Tech. Ms. Olson earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago.