Hanna Skandera

President & CEO
Daniels Fund

Hanna joined the Daniels fund in December 2020 and manages more than $1.5 billion in assets, making her organization one of the Rocky Mountain Region’s largest foundations. Previously, she served as secretary of education for the State of New Mexico under Governor Susana Martinez, realizing the most significant gains for students in New Mexico’s recent history. In this role, she oversaw a budget of $2.7 billion and more than 300 employees. Skandera also served as undersecretary for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, deputy commissioner for Governor Jeb Bush, and deputy chief of staff and senior policy advisor for U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.