BOARD OF DIRECTORS

William E. Oberndorf
Chairman,
San Francisco, CA

John F. Kirtley
Vice Chairman, Tampa, FL

H. Lee Barfield, II
Nashville, TN

The Honorable Kevin P. Chavous
Washington, DC

The Honorable Ann Duplessis

New Orleans, LA

Kathy Hubbard
Indianapolis, IN

Senator Joe Lieberman
New York, NY 

Edward H. McDermott
San Francisco, CA

Sister Rosemarie Nassif

Los Angeles, CA

Paul Shiverick

Palm Beach, FL

Governor Scott Walker

Madison, WI

 

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Tommy Schultz, Chief Executive Officer

Elisa Clements, Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Miller, Chief Financial Officer

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Katie Linehan, National Director of Communications and Marketing

Rebekah Bydlak, Associate Director of Communications & and Marketing

Elizabeth BeShears, Director of State Communications Strategy

Valeria Gurr, Director of External Affairs

Denisha Merriweather, Director of Family Engagement

Walter Blanks Jr., Press Secretary

Nathan Cunneen, Communications Associate

Kim Martinez, Director of Media Production

Colton Johnson, Digital Manager

Hera Varmah, Communications and Events Assistant

COMMUNICATIONS / RESEARCH

Corey A. DeAngelis, Ph.D., National Director of Research

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Zack Dawes, National Director of Development

Amy Echols, Development Manager

Jordan Harding, Director of External Relations

Natalie Bell, Development Assistant

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Jennifer Miller, Chief Financial Officer

Benita Gardner, Senior Accountant

Donna Selby, Accounting Assistant

GENERAL COUNSEL

Steve Saxe, General Counsel

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ADVISORS / SPECIALISTS

Bill Phillips, Senior Director of Charter Policy and School Choice Advocacy

Kelli Bottger, Director of Political Strategy

Nathan Hoffman, Director of State Policy and Legislative Strategy

Bruce Hermie, Director of School Partnerships

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Ryan Cantrell, National Director of Government Affairs

Shaka Mitchell, Director of State Strategy and Advocacy

Gaby Ascencio, Arizona Community Outreach Manager

Jennifer Carter, Oklahoma State Lead

Tiffany Crawford, Louisiana Grassroots Coordinator

Paul Dauphin, Louisiana Director of Operations

Jean Evans, Missouri State Lead

Lauren Garcia, Nebraska State Director

Denise Lasher, Florida State Lead

Calvin A. Lee, Wisconsin Field Director

Jamie Lord, Georgia Senior Advisor

Esly Montenegro, Arizona Implementation Director

Caleb Moore, Louisiana Director of Government Affairs

Justin Moralez, Wisconsin State Director

John Patton, Tennessee State Director

Christy Riggins, Georgia State Director

Steve Smith, Arizona State Director

OPERATIONS TEAM

Lindsey Rust, Director of Operations

Jana Gregg, Director of Events

Brenda Hondorp, Executive Assistant

SENIOR ADVISORS

Michael Benjamin

Virginia Gentles

Ed Kirby