Meet the Bright Fellows

Meet the 2016 and 2018 Bright Fellows

BRIGHT's initial two recruitment campaigns attracted more than 1,500 applicants for what turned out to be 60 Fellowships. Fellowship recipients underwent a rigorous, intensive selection process.

"Each BRIGHT Fellow possesses the courage of conviction, leadership acumen and fire inside to transform schools in Ohio."
BRIGHT President Emeritus Dr. Thomas Maridada

Consistent with BRIGHT’s mission, the first two classes of BRIGHT Fellows include proven leaders with a passion for excellence and a strong desire and commitment to build a better future for children in Ohio. The BRIGHT Fellows bring leadership experience in education, business, government, the military, philanthropy, nonprofits and other professional fields.