PAUL ROITMAN BARDACK
Paul Roitman Bardack has had two careers: his current one within the online education field, and his prior one within the realms of workforce and economic development.
In his digital learning career, he was an award winning international marketing manager of the $250 million revenue per year Booz Allen Hamilton global online education business; first Chief Executive Officer of the popular MyJewishLearning.com educational website; deputy director of the Defense Department’s Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, manager of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) eLearning technical specification used worldwide; and a member of the research faculty of George Mason University, where he led the University’s Center for Online Workforce Development.
He is currently Chair Emeritus of the United States Distance Learning Association; has spoken on a host of digital learning topics in such venues as the British House of Commons, the Israeli Knesset, the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and the National Press Club; and has provided online education policy advice to senior members of the Executive Branch and the Congress, state education officials, leaders of Fortune 1000 companies, and the national media.
In Paul’s workforce and economic development career, he was Deputy HUD Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, where he managed $3.1 billion of federal programs; senior development policy aide to the New Jersey Governor; manager of the Cleveland economic development agency; vice president of The National Mentoring Partnership, where as a registered lobbyist he raised $130 million in public funds for youth social service programs; and legislative counsel to a Member of Congress.
Paul holds a law degree from the American University Washington College of Law, where he was an editor of the law review; and an undergraduate degree from Yale University. He is admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia. A resident of Silver Spring, MD, he has been active for many years in numerous philanthropic and community efforts … including the ultimately successful effort to bring Major League Baseball back to Washington, DC.