Mary Gwen Wheeler | Executive Director, 55,000 Degrees
Current Position and Past Experience Mary Gwen Wheeler is currently the Executive Director of 55,000 degrees. She has held this position since 2010.
Prior to this, Wheeler was the Mayor’s Senior Advisor for Education and Youth with the Louisville Metro Government. She has also served as the Director of Policy and Management and as the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services for the Louisville Metro Government.
Education, Honors and Achievements Wheeler earned a B.A. from Yale University in 1980. In 1987, she completed her Master’s in Public and Private Management at the Yale School of Management.