Executive Director & CEO of the National School Boards Association, Tom Gentzel, has worked on behalf of, and advocated for, school boards and effective local governance for more than 35 years. NSBA’s mission is to work with and through state school boards associations to advocate for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, NSBA represents the school board perspective in Congress, federal government agencies, the courts, and national organizations that impact education, and promotes the achievements of public education and the role of school boards through an extensive public advocacy role.