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Oil and Energy Philanthropy Director Joins K-12 Math Education Nonprofit Board

Irvine, Calif., June 27, 2017 The social benefit nonprofit and leader in K-12 math education software MIND Research Institute announced the addition of Claudia Kreisle to its Board of Directors. Kreisle, Director of Philanthropy for energy product manufacturer Phillips 66, joined the board this spring. 

“We’re thrilled to have Claudia join our Board and share her leadership and expertise with us,” said MIND Research Institute Chairman John Phelan. “Claudia has already lent her considerable support through MIND’s now 3-year partnership with Phillips 66 so I’m looking forward to extending her role in an official capacity to continue moving the organization forward in its mission.”

Kreisle oversees corporate philanthropy for Phillips 66, where she develops strong partnerships with key charitable organizations and works with partners to develop mutually beneficial goals. She has extensive experience in managing philanthropic projects, working with nonprofit organizations and developing communications strategy. Claudia serves on the board for the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Ladies for Literacy, The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine and the National Energy Education Development Project, and served on the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women. She holds a BS from Vanderbilt University and MBA from Southern Methodist University.

“Through Phillips 66’s partnership with MIND Research, it’s been exciting to see the impact of MIND’s revolutionary math programs on students and teachers,” said Kreisle. “I’m excited to be part of such an innovative and forward-thinking organization, one that shows consistent, powerful results in building the real-world problem-solving and critical-thinking skills our students need for the 21st century workplace.”

Kreisle and Phillips 66 were introduced to MIND Research Institute through the Business Roundtable, an association of Fortune 500 CEOs that recognized MIND’s ST Math software program in 2013 as one of five programs nationally to have “strong potential for helping prepare more U.S. K-12 students for college and the workforce.” Since then, Phillips 66 has provided MIND with over $3 million in funding, helping expand ST Math to 53 additional schools throughout the country.

“Claudia’s and Phillips 66’s investment in MIND has already been transformative for thousands of students across the country,” said MIND Research Institute co-founder Matthew Peterson, Ph.D. “I’m excited to work with Claudia as she adds an industry perspective we’ve not yet had represented on the board. I look forward to working with her in our mission of ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems.”

About MIND Research Institute

MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social impact organization, dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND is the creator of ST Math®, a visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving to deeply engage, motivate, and challenge Pre-K-8 students toward higher achievement. ST Math incorporates the latest in learning and the brain, promoting mastery-based learning and mathematical understanding. Longitudinal and broad-based studies across diverse population groups continue to demonstrate ST Math’s efficacy in building life-long learners prepared for success in STEM fields. ST Math currently reaches more than one million students and 44,000 teachers at 3,200 schools in 45 states. For more information, visit www.mindresearch.org.

About Phillips 66

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company's master limited partnership, is an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,600 employees committed to the safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $51 billion of assets as of March 31, 2017. For more information, visit www.phillips66.com or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co. 

For more information contact:
Karin Wu
MIND Research Institute
949-345-8713
kwu@mindresearch.org

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