PLTW Elects Two New Members to Board of Directors

Indianapolis, Ind. – Project Lead The Way (PLTW) announced today that it has elected Adele Braxton-Fields, Vice President of Financial Audit at Equifax, and Gabriela Gonzalez, Deputy Director and Operations Manager of the Intel Foundation, to the Board of Directors of the nation’s leading provider of transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students across the U.S. Braxton-Fields and Gonzalez are effective immediately.  

We are pleased to welcome Adele and Gaby to the PLTW Board of Directors. Both are distinguished leaders who bring tremendous expertise, critical perspective, and a deep commitment to education,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, PLTW President and CEO. “They join PLTW at an exciting time as we increase access and improve outcomes for students in classrooms across America through engaging and inspiring learning experiences that have real-world application.” 

Braxton-Fields leads Equifax’s Corporate Financial Audit Team focused on delivering assurance on control activities related to key financial, operational, and regulatory processes. Prior to that, she led the control assurance function within the Equifax’s Enterprise Risk and Compliance Office.  

Gonzalez leads the Intel Foundation’s K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Women & Girls STEM strategies and partners with academic, government, industry, and non-profit agencies to drive and influence meaningful STEM education outcomes. Prior to this role, she served as Intel Lab’s Program Manager leading the company’s strategic corporate relationships and academic programs with top U.S., Europe, and Latin America research universities. She is currently the Chair of the U.S. National Science Foundation STEM Education Advisory Panel. She is serving on the PLTW board in a personal capacity and does not represent Intel in this role. 

PLTW’s Board of Directors represent some of the world’s leading companies and organizations in the fields of engineering, education, research, and development. For more information, please visit 


Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a mission-driven organization that is transforming the learning experience for millions of PreK-12 students and thousands of teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 12,200 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. Learn more at