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Steering CommitteeBusiness Meeting at the 2011 Forum

The Steering Committee is the primary policy-setting body of ECS. Specifically, the Steering Committee has the right to: adopt and approve statements and communications to implement, effectuate and advocate policy positions of the Commission; consider policy recommendations from any person, committee or other body; engage in discussion and debate of education issues in order to provide major program direction for the Commission; recommend bylaws changes to the Commission; and approve the ECS strategic plan, annual budget and Annual Report. 

Between meetings of the Steering Committee, its policymaking authority is delegated to the Executive Committee. The Steering Committee voting members consist of one representative from each member state, as well as the chair, vice chair, treasurer and immediate past chair during their terms of office. The chair and vice chair of the Commission shall serve as the chair and vice chair of this committee as well.

Steering Committee Members

Alabama
Stephanie Bell, Vice President, Alabama State Board of Education

Alaska
Mike Hanley, Commissioner of Education

Arizona
Doris Goodale, Chair, House Education Committee

Arkansas
Terri Hardy, President, TNH Educational Consulting, Inc.

Colorado
John Hickenlooper, Governor
Joseph Garcia, Lt. Governor

Connecticut
Betty Sternberg, Professor, Central Connecticut State University

Delaware
David Sokola, Chair, Senate Education Committee

District of Columbia
James Lyons, Interim President, University of the District of Columbia

Georgia
John Foster, Owner, Habersham Broadcasting Co.

Hawaii
Roy Takumi, Chair, House Education Committee

Idaho
John Goedde, Chair, Senate Education Committee

Illinois
Christopher Koch, State Superintendent of Education

Indiana
Dennis Kruse, Chair, Senate Education and Career Development Committee

Iowa
Daryl Beall, State Senator

Kansas
Diane DeBacker, former Commissioner of Education

Kentucky
Joseph U. Meyer, former Secretary of Education and Workforce Development

Maryland
Adrienne Jones, House Speaker Pro Tem

Massachusetts
Mitchell Chester, Commissioner of Education

Michigan
Phil Pavlov, Chair, Education Committee, Michigan Senate

Minnesota
Charles Wiger, Chair, Senate Finance E-12 Division

Mississippi
Phil Bryant, Governor

Missouri
Patrick Gadell, Attorney at Law

Montana
Steve Bullock, Governor

Nebraska
John Bonaiuto, Government Relations Consultant

Nevada
Barbara Cegavske, State Senator
Brian Sandoval, Governor

New Hampshire
Nancy Stiles, Chair, Senate Health, Education, and Human Services Committee

New Jersey
Shirley Turner, State Senator

New Mexico
Mimi Stewart, Chair, House Education Committee

New York
Barbara Clark, Assemblywoman and Deputy Majority Whip

North Carolina
Craig Horn, Co-chair, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

North Dakota
Rae Ann Kelsch, former State Representative

Ohio
Deborah Delisle, former Superintendent of Public Instruction

Oklahoma
Ann Coody, Chair, House Common Education Committee

Oregon
Ben Cannon, Executive Director, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Pennsylvania
James Roebuck, Democratic Chair, House Education Committee

South Carolina
Garrison Walters, Executive Director, South Carolina Education Foundation

South Dakota
Melody Schopp, Secretary of Education

Tennessee
Dolores Gresham, Chair, Education Committee, Tennessee Senate

Texas
Michael Williams, Commissioner of Education

Virgin Islands
Donna Frett-Gregory, Commissioner of Education

Virginia
Patricia Wright, former Superintendent of Public Instruction

West Virginia
Robert Plymale, Chair, Senate Education Committee

Wisconsin
Luther Olsen, Chair, Senate Education Committee

Wyoming
Rollin Abernethy, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming

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