Gary Huggins is the Director of the Commission on No Child Left Behind, a bipartisan, independent effort dedicated to improving the No Child Left Behind Act. The Commission has spent the last year traveling across the country, listening to the experiences of students, educators, parents, administrators, state and district officials, experts and policymakers in order to develop specific and actionable recommendations for establishing a high-achieving education system. Huggins has more than fifteen years of experience in leading education and environmental policy organizations. Prior to joining the Commission, he served as Executive Director of the Education Leaders Council and the Education Leaders Action Council, organizations that represented Governors, state education chiefs, state education boards and others officials focused on improving K-12 education systems. Prior to these positions, Huggins served as Executive Director of CSCV, a coalition of corporations, small businesses, consumer and environmental groups that promoted market-based environmental solutions. Huggins also served on the 1988 Presidential Campaign and Inaugural Committee for George H.W. Bush. Huggins holds a B.A. in Political Science and Communications (double major) from Texas Christian University and studied the British political system and history at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England.