Dr J. D. LaRock
President & CEO, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Dr J. D. LaRock is the President and CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a global non-profit organisation that provides high-quality entrepreneurship education to middle school, high school, and young adult students from under-resourced communities. He is also Professor of the Practice of Law and Policy at Northeastern University. Previously, Dr LaRock served in the administration of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, as President of the Commonwealth Corporation, the state’s workforce development authority. He was also Education Policy Director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Senior Education Adviser to Senator Ted Kennedy. He earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees from Harvard University and a Law degree from Georgetown University.