Senior Officer, Communications
Paul is a Senior Communications Officer at Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, where he develops and executes communications strategies for Schusterman’s grantmaking priorities. In this role, Paul leads message development, oversees stakeholder outreach, and coordinates digital communications to help advance racial, gender and economic equity in the United States. Paul has over 15 years of experience in the K-12 education sector as a strategic communicator, advocate, program builder and storyteller. Most recently, Paul was a Senior Communications Manager at the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program, where he influenced and inspired practitioners and policymakers to improve education for students of color and students from low-income communities. Before his work at the Aspen Institute, Paul worked at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). There, he led CCSSO’s policy work to help state leaders ensure every student has access to great teachers, oversaw several national advocacy campaigns, and ran the nation’s oldest and most prestigious educator recognition program: The National Teacher of the Year Program. Paul currently serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year. He began his career in professional theater as an actor, company manager, marketer and after school program administrator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Criticism from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.