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Allan Golston

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Allan is president of the U.S. program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he oversees the following major areas—education, U.S. libraries, the Pacific Northwest, special initiatives, and advocacy. His professional background is in finance and health care. He holds an MBA from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. He is an active community volunteer and serves on the boards of a number of regional and national organizations.