MGT Consulting Group’s Education Solutions Group welcomes Michael Raisor, Ph.D., MBOE, LSSBB to the team as Senior Vice President of Client Services. Raisor will lead operations for the education practice and provide leadership in client relationship management and solutions development for the firm’s PK-12 education, education transformation, and higher education practice areas. He will also provide high-level oversight for MGT’s growing portfolio of education projects throughout the country, fostering excellent project performance and solutions delivery.
Dr. Raisor’s most recent role was as Chief Operations Officer at Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) in Louisville, Kentucky where he led the strategic and daily operations for one of the nation’s largest school districts operating a budget in excess of $1.7 billion. He brings more than 25 years of experience working in a variety of key roles in the realm of education, having served as teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, director of operational excellence, chief operating officer, and adjunct professor. These prior roles afforded Dr. Raisor a depth of experience in every core service MGT provides its education clients.
A strategic thinker, Dr. Raisor translates complex problems into simple, effective solutions by creating systems that work. As a career educator, he is passionate about public education. He is an award-winning teacher and school administrator who has transformed rural, suburban, and urban schools working with students of all grade levels. A respected leader, he was recognized by the Indiana Association of School Principals as an Indiana Assistant Principal of the year and was also selected by Louisville, Kentucky Mayor Greg Fischer to serve as a vice chair on the Vision Louisville Project. During his tenure as CFO of JCPS, Raisor recognized as the State’s Top Labor Manager by the Kentucky Labor-Management Conference’s board of directors.
Trey Traviesa, Chairman and CEO of MGT Consulting Group, says, “Mike’s prior experience in effectively transforming school districts and reimaging district processes is in perfect alignment with the expertise MGT offers its education clients around the country. He is a dynamic leader and proven change agent across the PK-20 sector. Mike has led operational excellence at the highest levels in large, complex situations and organizations. This prior experience will be instrumental in helping our education team achieve its mission – to improve student’s lives and enhance the communities where we live and work.”
Dr. Raisor received his bachelor, education specialist, and doctoral degrees from Indiana State University and holds a graduate business degree from The Ohio State University. A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Raisor is also an alumnus of Harvard University’s National Institute for Urban School Leaders and Public Education Leadership Project, the University of Virginia’s Turnaround Leadership Program, Georgetown University’s Executive Management Program, and The Walt Disney Institute’s Leadership Excellence program.
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