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Leadership Team

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Beki Bahar-Engler
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Operations
Beki leads strategy and operations at LEE.
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Michael Buman
Executive Director
Mike is LEE's executive director.
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Steven Francisco
Vice President, Technology
Steven designs, develops, and sustains innovative solutions to the organization’s challenges of operating and creating impact at scale.
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Sheri Leo
Vice President, Talent, Learning, & Culture
Sheri seeks to make LEE an employer of choice by acquiring, engaging, and developing high-quality, high-potential, future-oriented, and diverse talent.
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Mandara Meyers
Vice President, Leadership Development & Design
Mandara oversees the design, execution, and evaluation of national and regional trainings, workshops, and fellowships to ensure that LEE has the greatest impact possible on members.
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Jamaal Nelson
Vice President, Regional Impact & Elected Leadership (Interim)
Jamaal works to grow LEE's field presence in communities across the nation.
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Mildred Otero
Vice President, Policy & Advocacy
Mildred leads efforts to develop the policy and advocacy skill sets of LEE members.
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Brianna Twofoot
Vice President, Organizing Leadership
Brianna leads a team that inspires, catalyzes, and develops members to build the people power needed to achieve educational equity through community organizing.
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Lauren Engel
Manager, Communications
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Tim Smith
Director, Digital Communications