School boards group promotes Slaven
The National School Boards Association has promoted Chief Advocacy Officer Chip Slaven to interim executive director and CEO. He succeeds Anna Maria Chávez, who stepped down after one year as CEO of NSBA. She has taken a job in the private sector as chief impact officer with digital education startup Encantos, and as president of the company’s new philanthropic arm, Encantos.org.
The $19M-revenue group noted in a July 15 announcement that Slaven led a federal advocacy team that helped secure $200 billion in pandemic relief funding for public K-12 schools, launched NSBA’s Public School Transformation Now! Initiative and led a grassroots campaign to expand access to high-quality internet service to more students’ homes.