Executive Vice President
Don Soifer is Executive Vice President of the Lexington Institute, a nonpartisan think tank headquartered in Arlington, VA that he helped found in 1998.
He directs the institute’s research programs in domestic-policy areas including education, energy and commercial logistics. Soifer’s research has been published and discussed in many of the nation’s most influential news publications and journals, and cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on several occasions, in official hearings of various federal and state agencies, and appears regularly on television and radio programs around the country.
Soifer is Vice Chair of the District of Columbia’s Public Charter School Board, to which he has been appointed by three mayors and confirmed by the DC Council. The board is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most effective charter school authorizers, responsible for the oversight of 115 campuses serving approximately 38,000 students, or 44 percent of the District’s students. He also serves on the board of Carpe Diem, a network of charter schools active in Arizona, Texas, Indianapolis and Cincinnati which has received national recognition for its innovative personalized learning model integrating technology, digital content and real-time information to support classroom teachers.
He is a 1990 graduate of Colgate University and lives in Washington, DC.