Lori Armistead has been a leader in the education reform and school choice movements for nearly two decades. She is currently a senior program officer for the K-12 Education Program at the Walton Family Foundation, the nation’s largest education philanthropy committed to empowering parents with the resources and opportunity to choose the best education for their children. In that role, she has advised the foundation’s philanthropic investment and programmatic priorities related to public policy and advocacy efforts nationally. She has also supported the creation and growth of high-quality autonomous schools in Georgia, among other states. Before joining the foundation in 2010, she served as director of state projects at the national nonprofits Alliance for School Choice and Advocates for School Choice. Previously, she was the director of public affairs and the director of the education task force at the American Legislative Exchange Council. Ms. Armistead began her career serving as the legislative advisor in the Ohio House of Representatives.