Landon Dickey Director of Program Development Landon Dickey joined The James Irvine Foundation as Director of Program Development in April 2020. His role includes identifying and assessing new opportunities for impact, building cross-sector relationships and partnerships, and engaging internal and external stakeholders on the design and execution of pilot projects and potential new initiatives. Prior to joining Irvine, Landon spent five years as the Director of the African American Achievement and Leadership Initiative, a team he founded and led in the San Francisco Unified School District. In his role, he was responsible for policy, operations, and programming leadership and supervision of a portfolio of strategies to improve African American achievement. Landon has served as a consultant and advisor on K-12 education and economic mobility for a number of organizations, including Entangled Solutions, Jobs for the Future, the Gates Foundation, and the City of Boston. As an advisor to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, he advised the mayors on issues including career training and entrepreneurship for Boston residents, standardized testing policy, education technology, and high school reform. Landon began his career as an elementary school teacher in New York. Born and raised in San Francisco, Landon holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a master’s in education from Hunter College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.