Jean Case

Chair, National Geographic Society & CEO, Case Foundation
Jean Case

Jean Case, the Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation, is a philanthropist, investor and internet and impact investing pioneer who advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs. She is the author of the new book, Be Fearless:5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose.

Her career in the private sector, including as a senior executive at AOL, spanned nearly two decades before co-founding the Case Foundationin 1997. Under her leadership, the Case Foundation has been recognized for its innovative efforts to address significant social challenges, harnessing the best impulses of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and collaboration to drive exponential impact.

In addition, Jean currently serves on the boards of National Geographic Partners, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), the White House Historical Associationand BrainScope Company, well as on the advisory boards of the Brain Trust Accelerator Fund and Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation.

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