David Mansouri, President & CEO of SCORE
David Mansouri is President & CEO of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). SCORE’s mission is to catalyze transformative change in Tennessee education so that all students can achieve success in college, career, and life. The nonprofit organization was founded in 2009 by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and since SCORE’s founding Tennessee has become a national leader in education reform.
David sets the strategic vision for SCORE, guides SCORE’s leadership team, and builds and strengthens SCORE’s partnerships with leaders in education in Tennessee and across the nation. Over more than a decade of work in education, David has served as SCORE’s director of advocacy and communications and executive vice president. Before joining the organization, David worked in political consulting and public relations, providing clients and candidates with campaign and communications strategy and issue advocacy support. Earlier, he worked for the late US Senator Fred Thompson and Congressman Zach Wamp.
In addition to his work at SCORE, David serves on the board of directors of the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network and the Memphis Education Fund. He is currently a fellow in the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship, a network of diverse leaders who are reimagining America’s public schools, and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. David is an alumnus of Leadership Tennessee and recently completed his service on the board of directors of the Association of Rice Alumni.
A Tennessee native and product of Tennessee’s public schools, David is a graduate of Rice University and received an MBA with honors from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.