Brian Lewis, M.A., CAE, chief executive officer, is an energetic education advocate and leader specializing in management and governance, policy, corporate communications, branding and marketing. His passion for building vibrant, mission-focused teams and fostering organizational brand strength, coupled with his ability to advance long-range growth plans, make him a dynamic leader poised to help shape ISTE’s future.
Brian provides leadership for ISTE’s Washington, D.C., and Eugene, Oregon, offices and directs organizational planning and performance, while working with the ISTE board of directors to ensure effective governance as well as legal and ethical integrity.
Brian joined ISTE in September 2012 following a 25-year career in both the public and private sectors. He has served as a nonprofit association leader in several capacities, including chief strategy officer and interim CEO for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), as executive director of the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), as assistant executive director for the California School Boards Association (CSBA), as director of governmental relations for the San Diego County Office of Education and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), and as senior legislative advocate for CSBA. He also has served as an elected school board member for the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District in Roseville, California, USA.
Brian holds a M.A. in communication studies from California State University, Sacramento, and a B.A. in mass communications from the University of California, Davis.