Tim Melton

Vice President of Government Relations at StudentsFirst

Location
Sacramento, California Area
Industry
Government Relations

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Tim Melton's Overview

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  • Vice President of Government Relations at StudentsFirst
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Tim Melton's Summary

As vice president of Government Relations for national education reform organization StudentsFirst, Melton leads a team that has helped change over 130 education policies in 18 states, improving public education environments for 23 million American children.
Previously, he served the people of Michigan as a three-term Democratic state representative, rising to leadership roles including Assistant Majority Floor Leader and Chair of the House Education Committee.
Prior to public service, Melton was a business leader, successfully restructuring a small business, making it profitable, and negotiating its acquisition.

Tim Melton's Experience

Vice President of Government Relations

StudentsFirst

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Political Organization industry

June 2011Present (3 years 4 months)

Vice President, Government Relations
Leads a national team of state political operatives who in just three years helped change over 130 education policies in 18 states. Marshals the resources of 2 million grassroots members. Executive-level advisor to CEO Michelle Rhee.

State Representative

Michigan House of Representatives

Government Agency; 11-50 employees; Legislative Office industry

January 2007June 2011 (4 years 6 months) Lansing, MI

Legislator
Michigan State House of Representatives, 29th District
Served residents of the Pontiac and Auburn Hills areas of Michigan. Served in leadership roles including Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Chair of the Caucus Campaign, and Chair of the House Education Committee. As Chair of the House Education Committee, successfully pushed through bi-partisan educational reforms that included merit pay, take over of failing schools, smart-cap charter school legislation, and effective principal/teacher evaluations using student data.

Tim Melton's Skills & Expertise

  1. Legislative Relations
  2. Political Consulting
  3. State Government
  4. Political Campaigns
  5. Public Policy
  6. Grassroots Organizing

Tim Melton's Education

Oakland University

Bachelor's degree, Political Science and Government

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