David Mansouri is president and chief executive officer of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). SCORE’s mission is to catalyze transformative change in Tennessee education so that all students can achieve success in college, career, and life. The nonprofit organization was founded in 2009 by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and since SCORE’s founding Tennessee has become a national leader in education reform.
David sets the strategic vision for SCORE, guides SCORE’s leadership team, and builds and strengthens SCORE’s partnerships with leaders in education in Tennessee and across the nation. David joined SCORE in 2010 and has previously served as director of advocacy and communications and executive vice president.
Prior to SCORE, David worked in political consulting and public relations. In addition, he worked for the late U.S. Senator Fred Thompson and began his career at the Tennessee Republican Party. David serves on the Board of Directors of the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network and the Association of Rice Alumni, and was a founding board member of Nashville Classical Charter School. David was a member of the Class IV cohort of Leadership Tennessee and was a delegate to the 2017 American Council on Germany’s Young Leaders Conference.
A Tennessee native, David earned a BA in political science and music from Rice University. He received an MBA with honors from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. David and his wife Sarah live in East Nashville.