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Gavin Payne to Join Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation As New Director for US Programs Policy & Advocacy

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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October 14, 2013 - US Program is pleased to announce that on November 11, Gavin Payne will join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as the new director for USP Policy & Advocacy (USPA).

For the past three years, Gavin's national education policy consultancy has provided strategic counsel, advocacy and technical support to states and organizations, helped transform state education agencies though coaching their leaders and staff, and helped build coalitions to implement college and career ready standards in states.  Prior to starting his own consultancy, Gavin served for over seven years with the California Department of Education as its Chief Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Before that, he was Chief of Staff to the California State Senate Majority Caucus Chair.

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