Bruno V. Manno "is Senior Program Associate for Education at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Bruno has directed the Baltimore philanthropy’s investments in education since 1998. He played several key roles at the U. S. Department of Education beginning in 1986, including Director of Planning, Chief of Staff and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (1986-1991), as Assistant Secretary of Education for Policy and Planning under Secretary Lamar Alexander and as Special Assistant to Secretary Alexander (1991-1993). As Alexander’s aide, Manno led the team that crafted the Bush Administration’s AMERICA 2000 education reform agenda. He left the federal government in 1993 to become Senior Fellow in the Education Policy Studies Program at the Hudson Institute, where he served as Executive Director of the National Commission on Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and as Associate Director of Hudson’s Modern Red Schoolhouse Project."