The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is announcing today the appointment of Eileen Frazier as the organization’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Frazier joins NSBA at a critical time for the organization as it embarks on a new era of engagement and service to the federation of state school boards associations and the larger mission of ensuring equity and excellence in public education through school board governance.

Frazier will take on the vital role of aligning and developing NSBA’s key organizational functions necessary to execute the association’s transformation and will oversee the organization’s finances, board operations, talent management and engagement, information technology, and facilities.

Most recently serving as the Chief Operation Officer at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Frazier has extensive experience in finance and governance. She supervised all aspects of the Jewish Federation’s administration, including its $25 million budget and its work with more than 100 local agencies, national organizations, and overseas partners.

Frazier’s appointment as CAO completes NSBA’s reconfigured executive team which includes newly appointed Chief Transformation Officer Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, and Chip Slaven and Francisco Negron, who continue to serve as Chief Advocacy Officer and Chief Legal Officer, respectively. Through collaboration with leaders across state school board associations, the board of directors, NSBA’s equity councils, and the Council of School Attorneys, this renewed executive team will help drive the organization forward and advance its campaign to transform public education by ensuring each student has access to student-centered and personalized learning for future success.

“Joining our new executive team as CAO, Eileen helps mark a new beginning for NSBA. With her extensive experience in governance and finance, she will lead us through our transformation as we continue to strive to best serve the federation’s state school boards associations and the school board members they represent. On behalf of NSBA, I’m excited for her appointment and I look forward to the work that lays ahead,” said Anna Maria Chávez, Executive Director and CEO of NSBA. 

“It is an honor to join the NSBA team as we make the association’s transformation vision a reality. I am impressed by the entire team’s collaboration in creating a new strategic plan -- one which I will eagerly translate into the infrastructure necessary to progress our organization and its goals,” said Eileen Frazier. “I look forward to building coalitions and teams and innovating alongside the NSBA community to deliver and drive organizational results.”

Frazier has also been recognized by the Greater Washington Society of CPAs for her excellence and awarded the Non-profit CFO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. She earned her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland.

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