Our Team

Founder
George A. Weiss is President of George Weiss Associates, the money management firm he founded in Hartford, CT, in 1978. Mr. Weiss also serves as... (more)

President
Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey is President of Say Yes to Education, Inc. (Say Yes), a national non-profit foundation committed to changing the lives of... (more)

Chief Operating Officer
Gene Chasin is the Chief Operating Officer of Say Yes to Education. In this role he leads the foundation's academic efforts in Hartford,... (more)

Senior Vice President, Higher Education and Communications
Jacques is the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College.'' He spent nearly 25... (more)

Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships
Roger Edgar joined Say Yes to Education in August 2013.  As SVP for Strategic Partnerships, he is responsible for development partnerships with... (more)

National Scholarship Director
Erin began her career in educational access as an Assistant Director of Admission at The Loomis Chaffee School, a private, secondary institution,... (more)

Controller
Koray Gurz is the Controller of Say Yes to Education, Inc. Prior to coming to Say Yes to Education, Koray worked as a senior auditor at Blum Shapiro... (more)

National Project Manager-- President and CEO Initiatives
Becca Bass is the National Project Manager for CEO Initiatives at Say Yes to Education. Prior to joining Say Yes, Becca served as the Family... (more)

Senior Accountant
Krysta Aulito is the Senior Accountant for Say Yes to Education. In this role, she contributes in the process of essential accounting functions that... (more)