Anna Kimsey Edwards

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Chief Advocacy Officer, Co-Founder

Over a decade with Whiteboard Advisors, Anna has led district and state outreach on behalf of some of the most successful companies and non-profit organizations in education, including Rosetta Stone, Code.org, and the College Board. A product of the Atlanta Public School system, Anna works closely with education leaders across our nation’s urban school districts and higher education systems.

A student of the policy and political environment that impacts success in the education market, Anna has helped to facilitate public-private partnerships that support great teaching and learning—earning a reputation as both an education technology expert and thought partner for policymakers and institutional leaders. Anna is Whiteboard Advisors’ most frequent flyer, working with governors’ offices, state departments of education, higher education leaders, and school districts across the country.

Anna currently serves as vice-chair on the board of national nonprofit Share Fair Nation. She has also advised the National Cherry Blossom Festival as chair of the festival’s primary fundraising event for four years, and has served as a local advisory board member to Jumpstart, an early childhood organization. Her previous experience includes working in CNN’s D.C. Bureau for National Correspondent Bob Franken and CNN Productions. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University.