Jeff oversees business operations and strategic planning at Education Northwest to achieve our mission of improving educational outcomes for all learners. Prior to joining Education Northwest, Jeff served as President and Chief Operating Officer at NWEA, a Portland-based not-for-profit organization that provides educational assessment and academic professional development services. During his 11-year tenure, Strickler managed NWEA through significant growth—helping to expand its service to more than 11 million students and building a sustainable financial outlook for the organization. Previously, Strickler served in executive capacities at several growth-oriented companies in the Portland area. Jeff holds a degree in business administration from Oregon State University and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).