Ms. Natalie Weiss
Ms. Natalie Weiss is the Executive Director for Open Books, a nonprofit social venture that operates an extraordinary bookstore, provides community programs and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond. Ms. Weiss previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Director of School Supports for the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) where she worked to improve the quality of education throughout Illinois by providing statewide advocacy, increased public awareness and essential school support services for charter schools. Ms. Weiss went to INCS through a fellowship program with NewSchools Venture Fund where she had been a Senior Analyst. Ms. Weiss began her career as an Analyst at the consulting firm Cornerstone Research. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Weiss is the Chairperson of the Lighthouse Academies Board of Directors.