David Eckert is a retired CEO who, for 25 years, led businesses and served on many corporate boards of directors. Before his CEO roles, Mr. Eckert was a partner at business consultants Bain & Company. He was awarded an MBA from the Harvard Business School and received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Mr. Eckert has long supported education. He is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, and former co-chair of the NU Leadership Circle Boston Regional Board. For many years, he was a member of the board of the Wayland (MA) Public Schools Foundation. Mr. Eckert recently retired from the national board of Let’s Get Ready Inc. — where he also served as the initial Chair of its New England Advisory Board — a nonprofit organization that helps scholars get into and succeed in college. David lives nearby in Rochester, MA, with his wife Jackie. They have four grown sons.