Matt Padilla was appointed interim president of Education Commission of the States in May of 2023. In this role, Padilla is tasked with oversight of Education Commission of the States while its board of directors conducts a national search for the organization’s next leader. Padilla has led the organization’s finance, human resources and information technology operations as chief financial officer for the past eight years. He has 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily in operations and leadership roles.

When Padilla is not at work, he can be found volunteering for nonprofit boards or enjoying the great Colorado mountains.

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