Board of Directors

Hanna Skandera

Board Member

Hanna Skandera serves as president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. Joining the Daniels Fund in 2020, she was selected due to her proven track record of transformative leadership and impact in public and private sector organizations.

The Daniels Fund was founded by cable pioneer Bill Daniels and transforms communities through grantmaking and college scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. In 2021, Daniels Fund celebrated giving away $1 billion since 2000.

Nationally recognized for her expertise in education, with significant improvements in student achievement, she previously served as secretary of education for New Mexico under Gov. Susana Martinez.

Hanna has been a visiting professor of education policy and impact at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, distinguished teaching fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and a research fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Additionally, Hanna currently serves on the boards of Academic Partnerships, Daniels Fund, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Newsela and Philanthropy Roundtable.