Tony is the Program Director at the C.E. and S. Foundation, a private family foundation focused on education grantmaking. Before joining the C.E. and S. Foundation, Tony served on Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s senior staff as the Director of Public Policy. Part of that role included developing and managing the Mayor's education initiatives. He also served as the primary liaison for the Mayor with local, state, and national education institutions and organizations. Prior to working for Mayor Fischer, Tony was the Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations at the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). During his 14 years with NCFL, he was responsible for directing NCFL’s federal and state policy, lobbying, and advocacy activities. Tony serves on the National Board of Advisors of the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State University. Tony received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Louisville as well as completing the Certificate Program in Legislative Studies at Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute.