Anna Kimsey Edwards is the chief advocacy officer and co-founder of Whiteboard Advisors, a communications, research and consulting firm that serves change-making organizations and entrepreneurs. She’s the organization’s most frequent flyer, working with governors’ offices, state departments of education, higher education leaders and school districts across the country. A product of the Atlanta Public School system, Edwards works closely with education leaders in urban school districts and higher education systems. She has helped facilitate public-private partnerships that support great teaching and learning, and has earned a reputation as an education technology expert and thought partner for policymakers and institutional leaders. Edwards was a founding board member of the national nonprofit Mindspark Learning; has advised the National Cherry Blossom Festival as chair of the festival’s primary fundraising event; and served as a local advisory board member to Jumpstart, an early childhood organization. Her previous experience includes working in CNN’s Washington, D.C., Bureau for National Correspondent Bob Franken and CNN Productions. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University.