Mansouri Named Executive Vice President Of SCORE

Friday, February 07, 2014
David Mansouri
David Mansouri
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced that David Mansouri has been named Executive Vice President.  The announcement was made by SCORE President and CEO Jamie Woodson.

"David Mansouri is a bright star in Tennessee’s work to dramatically improve student achievement,” Woodson said. “David's new role is a reflection of the outstanding work he has led at SCORE directing advocacy initiatives and strategic communications efforts in public education. He has played key and influential roles in our twofold mission to help Tennessee become the fastest-improving state for student academic achievement and to help Tennessee ensure that every student graduates from high school prepared for college and the workforce."

In his new role as Executive Vice President, Mr. Mansouri will manage efforts across a variety of work streams including advocacy, communications, and outreach as well as policy and research. He will join the executive team at the organization, which includes Mr. Woodson and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Sharon Roberts.  SCORE is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan advocacy and research institution, founded in 2009 by Senator Bill Frist, M.D., former U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

Mr. Mansouri joined SCORE in 2010 as Director of Advocacy and Communications. He previously worked with a Nashville-based public relations and political consulting firm, where he provided clients and candidates with campaign consulting, issue advocacy work, and public affairs and communications strategy. Earlier, he worked for U.S. Senator Fred Thompson and at the Tennessee Republican Party. Mr. Mansouri is a graduate of Rice University and is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.


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