NEW: NSBA names Chip Slaven Chief Advocacy Officer

NSBA today announced that Stuart “Chip” Slaven has joined the association as Chief Advocacy Officer. With more than two decades of experience advocating for public education, implementing national grassroots campaigns, and building bipartisan support, Slaven strengthens NSBA’s ability to generate policies that enhance public education and provide all schoolchildren with an opportunity to receive a quality and equitable education. Slaven has an extensive background in education policy and he comes from the Alliance for Excellent Education, where he served as Counsel to the President and Senior Advocacy Advisor.

Slaven will lead the Federal Advocacy & Public Policy group, which represents state school board associations and their members before the U.S. Congress and the Administration. The team of government relations professionals works on a range of financial, social and technical issues important to K-12 education. He will also head the efforts of the National School Boards Action Center, NSBA’s national grassroots organization, and the Center for Public Education, NSBA’s research tank, which examines issues impacting public education.

Slaven will start in June and report to Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director & CEO.

For more information please read our news release.

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