NEA Promotes Chief Lobbyist

The National Education Association named Mary Kusler as senior director for its Center for Advocacy, which oversees its departments of Government Relations, Campaigns and Elections, and Collective Bargaining.

Kusler has been NEA’s director of government relations since 2011.

The senior director position became vacant when Kim Anderson left in July to become executive vice president of the Democracy Alliance, where NEA executive director John Stocks holds court as chairman of the board of directors.

To my knowledge, NEA has not yet named Kusler’s successor at government relations.