NFTE Baltimore appoints new executive director


The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Baltimore, has appointed Andy Hubner executive director.

As executive director of NFTE Baltimore, Hubner is responsible for regional leadership and performance management, strategic growth, implementing innovation, overseeing continuous quality improvement and partnership development that will increase and sustain NFTE for low-income students in the Baltimore area.

Hubner brings more than 20 years of experience working with special education and at-risk youth in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., regions. He has held positions as teacher, principal, central office director and most recently as superintendent of schools for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS). His work with DJS focused on reform strategies to improve teacher quality, program services, student performance and career and technology education. He also served as an independent reviewer with the United States Department of Education Race to the Top state grant process. He began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala.

Hubner is ABD (all but dissertation) in his doctoral studies in teacher development and data based decision making at Johns Hopkins University. He holds two master’s degrees— one in student counseling from American University and another in school administration and supervision from McDaniel College. He is a graduate of Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy. In addition, Hubner holds various educational credentials from the Maryland State Department of Education.

“The work NFTE Baltimore does to bring entrepreneurship and business acumen to students is energizing,” said Hubner. “I look forward to working with the NFTE Baltimore board and the many community partnerships to continue providing a rich and unique opportunity for youth to learn about business plans, innovation and other opportunities for their future.”

NFTE is an international nonprofit based in New York that provides entrepreneurship programs to inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities and plan for successful futures. The organization’s Baltimore office has educated 10,000 students since its founding in 2002. For more information, visit: