President/Chief Executive Officer

Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Advance Education, Inc. (AdvancED), the parent organization for three regional accreditation groups that evaluate schools and school systems across the U.S. and in more than 70 countries.

AdvancED is recognized as a leader in advancing educational quality. With Dr. Elgart’s guidance, accreditation has been transformed into a quality-driven, systems-oriented process that helps schools and school systems build their capacity to improve student learning.

Dr. Elgart is a veteran teacher and school administrator as well as an educational leader. In addition to service on the Measured Progress Board, he serves as chair of the Knowledge Alliance Board of Directors and is an advisor to the National Staff Development Council. The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized him in 2011 as one of the 100 most influential people in Metropolitan Atlanta.