Marc Lampkin

Executive Director of Strong American Schools

Marc Lampkin is the Executive Director of Strong American Schools, an unprecedented national public awareness and action campaign aimed at elevating education to the top of the nation’s domestic priorities during the 2008 presidential election and beyond. The campaign is being funded with contributions of up to $60 million by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Visit to find out more.

Marc joined Quinn Gillespie & Associates in February 2001 after spending two years serving in a variety of roles with the Bush for President campaign, including Deputy Campaign Manager. He later organized and ran Americans for Better Education (ABE), a coalition educators, reform advocates, and corporations that support President Bush's education reform plan.

Lampkin has held several senior positions in the United States Congress, including Policy Director for the late U.S. Senator Paul D. Coverdell (R-GA) and General Counsel for the House Republican Conference under then-Chairman John A. Boehner (R-OH). He began his Congressional service as a professional staff member with the Republican staff of the House Education and Labor Committee. Before his tenure on the Hill, he was an Associate Attorney with the Washington Law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.

Strong American Schools, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a nonpartisan campaign supported by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation promoting sound education policies for all Americans. SAS does not support or oppose any candidate for public office and does not take positions on legislation.