Carl J. Schramm

President, Kauffman Foundation

Carl J. Schramm has been the President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation since 2002.

He was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez as the chairperson of the Department of Commerce’s Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economic Advisory Committee.

Mr. Schramm also developed the Kauffman Foundation’s international entrepreneurship fellowship program, which is funded by the UK government for aspiring British entrepreneurs.

Trained both as an economist and lawyer, Mr. Schramm began his career on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, where he found the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Care Finance and Management in 1980 — and led the country’s only post-doctoral training program in health finance, sponsored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

He is a Batten Fellow at the Darden School of the University of Virginia, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations — and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He received the George Eastman Medal from the University of Rochester in 2005.

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