Allan Golston is President of the U.S. Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a role he assumed in 2006.
Golston leads the Foundation’s efforts to advance educational opportunity and student achievement to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education that leads to college and career success. He oversees the U.S. Program’s major areas of investment — Education, Economic Mobility and Opportunity, Special Initiatives, and Family Homelessness and Community Grants in Washington State.
Previously, Golston was the Foundation’s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer from 2000 to 2006.
Golston has extensive experience in auditing, finance and the healthcare industry. He is a CPA and has held positions as a finance executive with Swedish Health Services (Seattle, WA) and the University of Colorado Hospital.
Golston holds an MBA from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Colorado.