About Us BAFEF Staff
Marcia L. Hale
Marcia Hale joins Building America’s Future Educational Fund after serving as a Managing Director for McKenna, Long and Aldridge, an international law firm in Washington, DC. Prior, Ms. Hale advised several organizations including the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. During the Clinton administration, Ms. Hale served as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. In this capacity, she was responsible for coordinating policy initiatives and political outreach involving state and local elected officials. Ms. Hale began her Washington, DC experience as a Legislative Assistant to US Representative Butler Derrick of South Carolina and several years later was named the Washington office Director for Governor Dick Riley (D-SC). She has also held senior level positions in government and national campaigns, as well as working at both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC).
Kerry E. O’Hare
Ms. O’Hare brings over 25 years of expertise in policy development and implementation, management, Congressional, state and local governmental relations, coalition building and issue advocacy. She most recently served as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), where she provided executive leadership to an agency with more than 2,500 employees and an annual budget of $40 billion. Prior to working for the FHWA, Ms. O’Hare served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). While at DOT, O’Hare was part of a select team that implemented the Secretary’s National Strategy to Reduce Congestion on America’s Transportation Network. This team worked to educate state and local leaders as well as the business community in targeted states about how to develop public-private partnerships and innovative ways to address traffic congestion. Prior, Ms. O’Hare served as Deputy Director in the Office of Federal Affairs for Governor George Pataki (R-NY), Legislative Director for Congressman Peter King (R-NY), and Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY).
William T. Keyrouze
Bill Keyrouze joins Building America’s Future Educational Fund after serving as the Deputy Director of the Hudson Valley Office of United States Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) where he was responsible for constituent services, coordinating press conferences and briefing the Senator on various issues. Prior to his time with Senator Schumer, Bill served as an intern at the Washington, DC consulting firm, Washington Strategic Consulting as well as serving as an intern in the Albany office of former United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY). Bill is a native of Saratoga Springs, NY and earned his B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
- Allen Biehler, Chair Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
- Donna Cooper, Director Senior Fellow Center for American Progress
- David Crane, Treasurer Former Special Advisor for Jobs and Economic Growth, Former Governor Schwarzenegger (CA)
- Cynthia Bryant, Director Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Planning and Research, Former Governor Schwarzenegger (CA)
- Michelle Goldstein, Director Executive Director, New York City Office of Federal Affairs, Mayor Bloomberg
- Marcia L. Hale, President President, Building America’s Future Educational Fund
- Kerry E. O’Hare, Vice President Vice President, Director of Policy, Building America’s Future Educational Fund
- John Feinblatt Chief Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg for Policy and Strategic Planning
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