Our People

Literacy Matters Foundation consists of leading education educators and corporate partners from across the country who have a strong desire to see children learn to read in order to succeed. We are a national organization that raises funds through public, private, and corporate donations in order to ensure that children have the tools they need to learn to read and that adults who impact the lives of those children have the resources they need to ensure literacy success.

Todd Zoellick, Founder and President/CEO

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Todd Zoellick is an author, educator, attorney, business owner, and frequent lecturer on education, literacy, and policy issues. He is an advocate for children and education across the United States and around the world. In addition to his work with Literacy Matters Foundation, Todd is the Founder and President of the Apex Group/Zoellick Enterprises, LLC, an education advocacy organization for K-12 and higher education institutions that works to improve educational opportunities for all students throughout the United States and internationally. He is also the President of TransitPro Logistics, a school transportation logistics firm.

Formerly, Todd was the Deputy Secretary’s Regional Representative for Region V at the United States Department of Education. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to that role in 2005 and served as one of Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings’ top officials for Region V until 2009. At the Department of Education, Todd visited thousands of schools throughout the region and actively engaged students, teachers, parents, administrators, business and civic organizations, and government officials to explain education policy and to build bridges between practitioners and policy makers.