Chad Colby
Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach


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Chad Colby joined Achieve as director of strategic communications and outreach in October 2011. He brings more than 18 years of experience in communications to the organization. He has worked in three state education agencies, which included time assisting New Mexico’s secretary of education with the adoption of new education reform initiatives; serving as the communications director at the Washington, D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education; and working as an assistant to the Florida Commissioner of Education. Colby also worked at the U.S. Department of Education from 2004 to 2009 and served as the deputy assistant secretary for media affairs and strategic communication during his final two years there. Colby is a native of Bloomington, Ill. and graduated from Florida State University.