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David Mansouri

President & CEO

Organization: SCORE

David Mansouri is President & CEO of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). SCORE’s mission is to drive for changes transforming education – from kindergarten through postsecondary – so Tennessee students develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in school, college, career, and life. The nonprofit organization was founded in 2009 by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and today works to prioritize a state education agenda, advocate for student-focused policy, support and invest in innovative education leaders and promising practices in both K-12 and higher education and monitor progress and data to measure impact and identify challenges for students.

David sets the strategic vision for SCORE, guides SCORE’s leadership team, and builds and strengthens SCORE’s partnerships with leaders in Tennessee and across the nation. Over more than a decade of work in education, David has also served as SCORE’s director of advocacy and communications and executive vice president. Before joining the organization, he worked for the late U.S. Senator Fred Thompson and Congressman Zach Wamp.

In addition to his work at SCORE, David serves on the board of directors of the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network and the Memphis Education Fund. He is a member of the Practitioner Council of the Hoover Education Success Initiative at Stanford University. He is an alumnus of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and Leadership Tennessee and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. David previously served on the founding board and as board chair of Nashville Classical Charter School, one of the highest-performing public schools in the city.

A Tennessee native and product of Tennessee’s public schools, David is a graduate of Rice University and currently serves as president-elect of the Association of Rice Alumni. He received an MBA with honors from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.