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Tony Peyton
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Tony Peyton is the Executive Vice President of Policy and Chief of Staff at the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and brings more than 25 years of public policy, project/grant management, lobbying and advocacy, and philanthropic experience in the nonprofit and governmental sectors to the organization. Prior to returning to NCFL, he served as the Program Director at the C.E. and S. Foundation, a private family foundation focused on education grantmaking and led the development and execution of a grantmaking strategy focused on important issues such as early childhood education, K-12, Out-of School Time, postsecondary education, family stability, and family engagement. He previously served on Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s senior staff as the Director of Public Policy, a role in which he created, developed, and managed the city’s Cradle to Career initiative. Earlier in his career, Tony was the Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations at NCFL, where he was responsible for federal and state policy, lobbying, and advocacy activities. Tony serves on the Board of Directors of the National Civic League and the University of Louisville’s Early Learning Campus and Early Childhood Research Center. In 2020, Tony was one of ten people in the country chosen for the inaugural cohort of the National League of Cities (NLC)’s Early Childhood Municipal Fellowship sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Bezos Family Foundation, and Pritzker Children’s Initiative. Tony attended Paducah Community College, received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Louisville, and completed the Certificate Program in Legislative Studies at Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute.


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