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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

The Board includes the governor and four gubernatorial appointees from each member state, including at least one state legislator and one educator. The Legislative Advisory Council of legislators from each state advises the Board. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, right, is 2023-24 SREB chair.

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Alabama

Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, Montgomery, ex officio (2027)

Alan Baker, State Representative, Brewton (2025) Executive Committee member

Terri Collins, State Representative, Decatur (2023)

Mark Dixon, President, A+ Education Partnership, Montgomery (2022)

Eric Mackey, State Superintendent of Education, Montgomery (2024)

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Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock, ex officio (2027)

Brian Evans, State Representative, Cabot (2024) Executive Committee Member

Bill Gossage, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Little Rock (2026)

Teresa Inman, District Instructional Technology Coordinator, Paris (2023)

Diane Zook, Little Rock (2025)

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Delaware

John Carney, Governor of Delaware, Dover, ex officio (2025) 

Mark A. Holodick, Secretary of Education, Wilmington (2025)

Robert W. Rescigno, Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs, Wilmington University, Milford (2027)

David P. Sokola, State Senator, Newark (2026) Executive Committee member

Kimberly Williams, State Representative, Wilmington (2024)

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Florida

Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, Tallahassee, ex officio (2027)

Megan Crombie, Teacher and Instructional Specialist, Florida State University School, Tallahassee (2024)

Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor, Keiser University, Parkland (2025)

Alex Rizo, State Representative, Hileah (2026)

Dr. G. Devin Stephenson, President and CEO, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville (2023) Executive Committee member

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Georgia

Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia, Atlanta, ex officio (2027) Chair of the SREB Board

Matt Arthur, Executive Secretary, Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Atlanta (2025)

Greg Dozier, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia, Atlanta (2023) Executive Committee member

Matt Dubnik, State Representative, Gainesville (2024)

Billy Hickman, State Senator, Statesboro (2026)

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Kentucky

Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentucky, Frankfort, ex officio (2027)

Andrew Belcher, Director of Assessment, Hopkins County Schools, Madisonville (2026)

Tina Bojanowski, State Representative, Louisville (2027)

Ruth Ann Palumbo, State Representative, Lexington (2025)

Felicia Cumings Smith, President, National Center for Families Learning, Louisville (2024) Executive Committee memberVice Chair of the SREB Board

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Louisiana

Jeff Landry, Governor of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, ex officio (2028) 

Preston “Cade” Brumley, State Superintendent of Education, Baton Rouge (2023)

Jason Hughes, State Representative, New Orleans (2025)

Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education, Baton Rouge (2026) Executive Committee member

Monty Sullivan, President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Baton Rouge (2024)

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Maryland

Wes Moore, Governor of Maryland, Annapolis, ex officio (2027)

John D. “Jack” Bailey, State Senator, Mechanicsville (2023)

Gail H. Bates, Member, State Board of Education, West Friendship (2022)

James D. Fielder, former Secretary of Higher Education, Baltimore (2025) Executive Committee member

Jay Perman, Chancellor, University System of Maryland, Baltimore (2024)

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Mississippi

Tate Reeves, Governor of Mississippi, Jackson, ex officio (2024)

Eileen Beazley, Head Start Collaboration Director, Office of the Governor, Jackson (2027)

Richard Bennett, State Representative, Long Beach (2026)

Dennis DeBar, Jr., State Senator, Leakesville (2024)

Holly Spivey, Director of Government Relations, Mississippi Department of Education, Jackson (2025) Executive Committee member

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North Carolina

Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh, ex officio (2025)

Christine Kushner, former Board Member, Wake County Schools, Raleigh (2027)

Graig R. Meyer, State Senator, Chapel Hill (2025) Executive Committee member

Shirley Prince, Executive Director, North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals Association, Wilmington (2026)

Gladys A. Robinson, State Senator, Greensboro (2024)

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Oklahoma

Kevin Stitt, Governor of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, ex officio (2027)

Keith Sinor, Superintendent, Tuttle Public Schools, Tuttle (2027)  

Chad Caldwell, State Representative, Enid (2026)

Jennifer Monies, Managing Partner, Growth, Saxum, Oklahoma City (2025)

Adam Pugh, State Senator, Edmond (2024)

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South Carolina

Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, Columbia, ex officio (2027)

Rita Allison, Member, State Board of Education, Lyman (2024)

Melanie Barton, Education Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor, Columbia (2026)

Nikki G. Setzler, State Senator, West Columbia (2025) Executive Committee member

Ellen Weaver, State Superintendent of Education, Columbia (2023)

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Tennessee

Bill Lee, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, ex officio (2027)

Randy Dowell, Executive Director, KIPP Nashville (2024)

Jeff McCord, President, Northeast State Community College, Blountville (2027)

Eddie Smith, former State Representative, Knoxville (2022)

Mark White, State Representative, Memphis (2025) Executive Committee member, Treasurer of the SREB Board

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Texas

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, Austin, ex officio (2027)

Debbie Crane Aliseda, President, McAllen Independent School District Board of Trustees, McAllen (2027)

Brad Buckley, State Representative, Salado (2024)

Harrison Keller, Commissioner of Higher Education, Austin (2025) Executive Committee member

Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education, Austin (2026)

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Virginia

Glenn Youngkin, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, ex officio (2026)

Carrie Coyner, State Delegate, Chesterfield (2026)

Keesha Jackson-Muir, Principal, Braddock Elementary School, Annandale (2024)

Jennifer Nichols, Vice Chair, Washington County School Board and Program Director, Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board Region 1, Bristol (2027)

Javaid Siddiqi, President and CEO, The Hunt Institute, Midlothian (2025)

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West Virginia

Jim Justice, Governor of West Virginia, Charleston, ex officio (2025)

Paul Hardesty, President, State Board of Education, Holden (2025)

Robert H. Plymale, State Senator, Huntington (2026) Executive Committee member

Roman W. Prezioso Jr., former State Senator, Fairmont (2023)

Sarah Armstrong Tucker, Chancellor, Higher Education Policy Commission, Charleston (2024)