Tom Greene is the National Legislative Affairs Director for ExcelinEd in Action. In this role, he manages the organization’s Legislative Affairs team and works with leaders and lawmakers from across the states to promote student-centered solutions. Previously, Tom served as Senior Regional Advocacy Director at ExcelinEd, where he served policymakers in the western region of the U.S. as a resource in education policy and advocacy for more than five years. He also previously served as the Manager of Campus Programs for the American Enterprise Institute, a D.C.-based think tank, where he launched a college outreach program on campuses across the country. Before joining AEI, Tom worked as a policy analyst and senior strategist at an education advocacy nonprofit start-up. He served as a public-school teacher for five academic years, teaching in both California and North Carolina. Tom taught economics, civics and history, including as an instructor for a Duke University youth program. He earned his Master of Public Administration at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy and currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida.