WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the selection of AFT Pensions and Capital Strategies Director Dan Pedrotty as a member of the Presidential Leadership Scholars class of 2016:
"This is a great honor and recognizes the passion and leadership that Dan brings to everything he does, from his work promoting infrastructure investment in the United States by our members' pension funds, to our efforts to protect and expand retirement security and long-term value creation in the capital markets."
The Presidential Leadership Scholars is a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the U.S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton and George W. Bush. These presidential centers have partnered to bring together a select group of leaders who have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities and our country.
Pedrotty is the director of Pensions and Capital Strategies at the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers. He also chairs the Center for Retirement Initiatives at Georgetown University, and serves on the Advisory Council for the Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security at the Harvard Kennedy School. The AFT program organizes workers' capital (pension funds and savings plans) into a voice for corporate accountability and retirement security. Dan also represents the AFT with lawmakers and agencies on the issues of capital markets and corporate governance. He graduated from Dickinson College with a B.A. in political science in 1999 and from Wake Forest University Law School in 2002.