Gov. Jane Swift
Jane Swift served for 15 years in state government, holding the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and State Senator. She was the first woman in United States history to give birth (to twins) while serving as Governor. Swift was a strong advocate for the policies and funding priorities that catapulted Massachusetts to become the nation’s top-ranked state in educational performance.
Swift serves on a number of boards, including Academic Programs International, a privately held study abroad company. She is also on the advisory board for the School of Leadership Afghanistan, the only all-girls boarding school in Kabul. She was previously the executive chair of Ultimate Medical Academy and the chief executive officer of Middlebury Interactive Languages.
Swift taught leadership studies at Williams College and is a sought after speaker on the issue of work-family integration. She has dedicated her personal and professional life to the belief that access to a high-quality education is critical to the ideals of democracy. Swift received her bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Swift and her husband, Chuck, live on the family farm where he was raised in Williamstown, Massachusetts with their three daughters.