Shelley Kossak is the senior advisor at NCSE. In her role, she works closely with the Communications, Events, and Membership team in planning the Annual Conference. Her responsibilities include working with key sponsors and speakers as well as developing the conference program. Over the years, she has served as the director of university relations and development. She also works with the executive director on funding strategic initiatives for the organization. She has 25 years experience in program development and management and board relations, which includes positions at several nonprofit organizations representing state and local governments. Shelley holds a master’s degree from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Maryland, College Park.