Stephen D. Arnold

Board Member, George Lucas Educational Foundation

Steve Arnold is co-founder and vice chairman of the board of directors of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. He also serves on the boards of a number of other non-profit organizations focused on improving education and human development. He chairs the board of Healthy Minds Innovations, which is developing products and services to support wellbeing and human flourishing. He also serves on the boards of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the Learning Policy Institute, and the New Mexico School for the Arts.

He is a co-founder and partner emeritus at Polaris Partners, a venture capital and growth equity investment firm. Prior to starting Polaris, Steve spent more than 15 years in executive positions in software companies and the digital media industry. He served as vice president of Broadband Media Applications at Microsoft and as president and CEO of Continuum Productions (which became Corbis), a company founded by Bill Gates to pioneer the creation of large digital libraries. Before joining Continuum, Steve served as vice president and general manager of LucasArts Games and Learning divisions, and as vice president of the New Media Group at Lucasfilm Ltd.