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Questar Assessment Inc. CEO Jamie Candee
Named One of The (Real) Power 50 by Minnesota Business Magazine


Location: Minneapolis, MN

Date: March 2, 2015

Minnesota Business magazine named Questar Assessment Inc. President and CEO Jamie Post Candee as one of their 2015 (Real) Power 50. This annual list recognizes 50 “remarkable players in the Minnesota business community” for exceptional leadership in their industries and communities.

Jamie is leading Questar Assessment Inc., a K–12 assessment provider, through a period of rapid transformation in the education assessment industry. Building upon Questar’s core strengths in researching, designing, delivering, and analyzing a variety of state- and district-level assessments, Jamie saw a unique opportunity to take high-stakes accountability data and provide it to teachers who can use it to make better instructional decisions for their students. In a time of heated debate over Common Core State Standards, she is the driving force behind Questar’s company commitment to “bridge the gap” between accountability and learning by creating meaningful assessments that will help students prepare for college or career. In her most recent position before Questar, she served as the Chief of Revenue for Edmentum (previously PLATO Learning Inc.). Jamie’s exceptional work ethic and passion for the K–12 education industry have propelled her remarkable rate of professional advancement through a variety of roles including product management, marketing, sales and service, human resources, and technical consulting.

“I am thrilled to see Jamie recognized for her accomplishments in the Twin Cities business community,” says Elizabeth Chou, Questar board member and Principal of New Markets Venture Partners. “Jamie is a dynamic CEO, an innovative thinker and an education industry leader committed to more efficiently and effectively serving students, teachers and administrators.”

Minnesota Business magazine’s (Real) Power 50 list of 2015 recognizes Jamie as a leader in local business and education, noting “[t]he business professionals on the list are the linchpins in their company. The connectors in their industry. The heart of the operation.”

“I am excited and proud of Jamie’s recognition on the (Real) Power 50 list of 2015,” says Donald Hughes, Questar board member and Chief Operating Officer of Camden Partners. “Jamie is a brilliant, passionate leader in the K–12 education industry who is transforming Questar into a leader of next-generation, large-scale assessments.”

“I am honored and excited to be named one of the (Real) Power 50 of 2015,” says Jamie. “This has been an incredible year in the Minnesota business community, and I can’t wait to see what the men and women named as the 2015 (Real) Power 50 accomplish in years to come.”

About Questar Assessment Inc.

Questar Assessment Inc. is a K–12 assessment provider single-mindedly focused on “bridging the gap” between accountability and learning for states and school districts. We envision a world in which all educators use meaningful assessments to directly improve instruction and fully prepare students for college or career. Questar Assessment is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and can be reached at or 800-800-2598.