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Jim Blew has served as the Director of K-12 Reform for the Walton Family Foundation (WFF) since 2005. WFF is the nation's largest funder of K-12 reform groups, having invested more than billion in initiatives that expand parent choice and equal opportunity in education. From 2000 to 2005, Jim directed various campaigns for the Alliance for School Choice and its predecessor, the American Education Reform Council. Prior to committing himself full-time to the parent-choice movement, Jim worked at political and marketing communications firms in New York and California. His experience includes several political issue campaigns and high-profile corporate crises. Jim lives near Los Angeles with his wife and two children. He holds a BA from Occidental College and an MBA from Yale University.