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David Mansouri is President and CEO of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy and research institution that drives collaboration on education policy and practice to ensure student success across Tennessee. Since SCORE’s 2009 founding by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee, has become a national leader in education reform.
David sets the strategic vision for SCORE, guides SCORE’s leadership team, oversees the organization’s financial and operational efforts, and builds and strengthens SCORE’s partnerships with leaders in education in Tennessee and across the nation. David joined SCORE in 2010 and has served as director of advocacy and communications and executive vice president.
Prior to SCORE, David worked in political consulting and public relations. In addition, he worked for the late U.S. Senator Fred Thompson and began his career at the Tennessee Republican Party.
In addition to his work at SCORE, David serves as the chair of the Board of Directors and was a founding board member of Nashville Classical Charter School, a public elementary school whose mission is to prepare every child — no matter his or her starting point — for college. David is also on the Board of Directors of the Association of Rice Alumni, was a member of the Class IV cohort of Leadership Tennessee, and was a delegate to the 2017 American Council on Germany’s Young Leaders Conference.
A Tennessee native, David earned a BA in political science and music from Rice University. He received an MBA with honors from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. David and his wife Sarah live in East Nashville. He is a Fellow of the 22nd class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.