Bibb Hubbard

Principal, Parent Engagement Initiative

Bibb Hubbard recently founded the Parent Engagement Initiative to help build parent and guardian understanding and engagement about their child’s education.

Hubbard is a veteran in both education policy and communications and brings extensive background and knowledge in government, politics, and public relations.

Prior to the Initiative, Hubbard has held leadership positions in philanthropy and the private sector. She led communications for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s education efforts in the United States; served as senior vice president and managing director of Widmeyer Communication’s New York office; directed Innovation America, a National Governors Association (NGA) policy initiative led by former NGA Chair Governor Janet Napolitano (D-AZ); and led government relations at Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books. Her public sector experience includes positions in the Clinton Administration at the US Department of Labor and at the White House in the Office of Cabinet Affairs. She began her career in politics, working for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and on Capitol Hill for a US Senator.

Hubbard graduated cum laude from Dickinson College with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She spent a year studying political science in Bologna, Italy, and completed an executive program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Hubbard served on the Board of City Year New York, a national non-profit, for five years.