WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 22, 2019) – The NEA Foundation announced today that Kevin A. Anderson will serve as chair of its Board of Directors beginning September 1, 2019. Anderson is senior vice president of national partnerships at EVERFI, Inc., an educational software company for life skills education. He has served on the Foundation’s board since September 2015, most recently as vice chair. His term as board chair runs through August 2021.
“High quality public school education is a civil right that cannot flourish in any context without dynamic public school educators,” Anderson said. “The NEA Foundation is committed to supporting and celebrating educators as essential leaders and powerful agents of change ultimately shaping this nation’s future through the millions of students attending public schools each year. I look forward to furthering the work of the Foundation and, in partnership with others, helping to shape its direction for years to come.”
“As the Foundation continues to celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are very excited to support public schools and public school educators by increasing our institutional partnerships and leveraging the leadership of our board,” said Sara A. Sneed, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “Kevin Anderson is a passionate advocate for public schools who has brought vision, expertise, and a personal commitment to the NEA Foundation. In his new role, Kevin will help to ensure that the Foundation continues to protect and preserve the very best in public schools and serve both educators and students with excellence.”
A native Washingtonian, Anderson has dedicated his career to some of the most significant issues of our time – education, affordable housing, and infrastructure. Before joining EVERFI, Anderson was appointed president and chief executive officer of City First Homes, Inc.—a community land trust created to support workforce housing and ensure ongoing affordability for working families in the District of Columbia. Prior to this role, Anderson was chief financial officer and vice president for equity capital at the Jair Lynch Companies, Inc., a for-profit residential and community development firm in Washington, DC.
In 2000, Anderson served in Mayor Anthony Williams’ administration as special assistant to the city administrator and chief of staff at the D.C. Department of Transportation. Anderson began his professional career at the investment banking firm of Pryor, McClendon, Counts & Co., Inc. in Philadelphia.
Anderson holds a BA from Stanford University and attained executive education from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the National Development Council.
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