Greg Richmond
President and CEO


  • Charter schools
  • Federal policy
  • School choice
  • School reform
  • State policy

Greg Richmond is the president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), an organization that believes quality authorizing is essential to ensuring families have access to great charter schools. Under Richmond’s leadership, NACSA has worked with numerous state and city governments, school systems, nonprofit organizations, universities, and independent boards to improve charter school authorizing practices and policies that lead to great public schools. From 1994 to 2005, Richmond worked for Chicago Public Schools, where he oversaw all charter schools in the city. Later, he served as the chairman of the Illinois State Charter School Commission. He is a Pahara-Aspen education fellow and was a member of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind and the advisory board of Tulane University’s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives. Richmond has consulted with the governments of the United Kingdom, Chile, and Abu Dhabi on the development of charter-like schools in those countries. He is frequently cited in local and national press as an authority on quality charter school authorizing.