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Ben Kleban is the Founder and CEO of New Orleans College Prep (NOCP), a charter school management organization launched in 2007 to provide a high quality college prep education to underserved children throughout New Orleans. NOCP now operates three charter schools, Sylvanie Williams College Prep, Walter L. Cohen College Prep, Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep, serving over 1,400 low-income students in grades PK-12. In 2014, Cohen College Prep enrolled the highest percentage of its graduates in college vs. all other open enrollment high schools in New Orleans, and Crocker College Prep achieved the highest state test score gains in the city. NOCP plans to continue to expand its network of schools via the turnaround of additional failing schools or the creation of new schools over the next several years. Ben has experience as a high school math teacher in Philadelphia, and began his career in corporate finance at Boeing. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, completed the Teacher Certification Program in Secondary Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a B.S. In Business Administration from Pepperdine University.