David Mansouri is President & CEO of Tennessee SCORE. SCORE’s mission is to catalyze transformative change in Tennessee education so that all students can achieve success in college, career, and life, and was founded in 2009 by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Before joining SCORE, David worked in political consulting and public relations, providing clients and candidates with public affairs consulting, issue advocacy support, and campaign and communications strategy. Earlier, he worked for the late U.S .Senator Fred Thompson and began his career at the Tennessee Republican Party. In addition to his work at SCORE, David serves as the chair of the Board of Directors and was a founding board member of Nashville Classical Charter School. David also was a member of the inaugural cohort of the PIE Network Leadership Institute. A Tennessee native, David is a graduate of Rice University where he earned a BA in Political Science and Music. He received an MBA with honors from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.