Mr. Litow developed IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge, which is helping 100 cities worldwide become more effective. He also helped devise IBM's Corporate Service Corps, a corporate version of the Peace Corps, to train and deploy thousands of IBM's future leaders; and the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), a grade 9 through 14 schools initiative to engage companies, colleges, communities and schools to help strengthen America's economic competitiveness by connecting education to jobs.
Mr. Litow is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at major conferences on philanthropy and corporate leadership in the U.S. and around the world. He has served on the President's Welfare to Work Commission, and currently serves on the board of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, The Citizens Budget Commission, The After-School Corporation and the Albert Shanker Institute.
Mr. Litow is the recipient of the Council on Foundation's prestigious Scrivner Award for creative philanthropy. He also has been recognized by the Anne Frank Center, the Coro Foundation, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and other philanthropic organizations for his commitment to service and leadership. Mr. Litow has twice been voted CEO of the Year by Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine, and IBM's efforts to improve American education have won the company two Ron Brown Presidential Awards for Corporate Leadership.
Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Litow's career in public and nonprofit leadership included service as Deputy Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools, and founder and CEO of Interface, a nonprofit think tank.