Devin Foley, Executive Director – Devin Foley has worked in the non-profit, education reform and school choice space for over 20 years. He started at Center of the American Experiment and worked under Mitch Pearlstein from 2001 to 2008.
In January 2009, Foley worked with the Center of the American Experiment board to spinoff Intellectual Takeout, which became a stand-alone, non-profit digital publisher of cultural commentary serving a largely millennial audience of very diverse political, socio-economic, and religious beliefs. Foley led Intellectual Takeout’s grassroots efforts with a heavy emphasis on growing the organization’s social media assets to over 1.2 million followers nationwide with a peak of 10 million readers annually. Under Foley’s leadership, the non-profit also launched a successful campaign under the name Better Ed to raise awareness of the high spending and very poor results in Minneapolis and St. Paul public school districts, utilizing social media, e-mail outreach, postcards, billboards, radio, and earned media.
Foley is very excited to take the lessons learned over 20 years in the education reform space and apply them to OAK’s school choice and education savings account (ESA) promotional efforts in Minnesota.
Annie Holmquist, Editor – Annie Holmquist is the editor of OAK. The former editor of the popular webzine Intellectual Takeout, she brings over two decades of work as an educator, researcher, and writer to her advocacy for school choice. She is also a regular contributor to The Epoch Times and American Essence magazine.