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

Jimmy Haslam

Knoxville, TN

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

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

Denisha Merriweather, Director of Family Engagement

Elizabeth BeShears, Director of State Communications Strategy

Rebekah Bydlak, Associate Director of Communications and Coalitions

Walter Blanks Jr., Press Secretary

Paul Dauphin, Louisiana Director of Operations 

Kim Martinez, Arizona Communications Director

Nathan Cunneen, Communications Associate

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

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Zack Dawes, National Director of Development

Jana Gregg, Director of Events

Amy Echols, Development Manager

Beth Gulugian, Director of Donor Relations

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Jennifer Miller, Chief Financial Officer

Eromosele Akhelumele, Director of Finance

Benita Gardner, Senior Accountant

Donna Selby, Accounting Assistant

OPERATIONS AND COMPLIANCE

Elisa Clements, Chief Operating Officer

Steve Saxe, General Counsel

Brenda Hondorp, Executive Assistant

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Ryan Cantrell, National Director of Government Affairs

Kelli Bottger, Director of Political Strategy

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

Mandy Drogin, Texas State Director

Jean Evans, Missouri State Lead

Lauren Garcia, Nebraska State Director

Valeria Gurr, Director of External Affairs

Denise Lasher, Florida Government Affairs Advisor

Calvin A. Lee, Wisconsin Field Director

Jamie Lord, Georgia Government Affairs Advisor

Shaka Mitchell, Director of State Strategy and Advocacy

Kaleb 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

GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY AND MOBILIZATION

Michael Benjamin, Senior Advisor for Grassroots Advocacy & Mobilization

Tiffany Crawford, Louisiana Grassroots Coordinator

IMPLEMENTATION

Lindsey Rust, Senior Director of State Investments

Bruce Hermie, National Director of School Partnerships

Esly Montenegro, Arizona Implementation Director

SENIOR ADVISORS

John Schilling, Senior Advisor

Scott Jensen, Senior Advisor

Virginia Gentles, Senior Advisor