LEAD Public Schools announced today that Kathleen Chandler Wright has joined our team as the new Director of Development. Kat comes to us from the entertainment marketing and event planning industry, where she most recently ran KCW Events.

A Knoxville native who has lived in Nashville since 2004, Kat previously worked for G7 Entertainment Marketing and has extensive experience in the music business, as well as with non-profit fundraising. Kat has done extensive volunteer work in the Nashville and greater Tennessee communities. She has also worked with the Nashville Film Festival and TEDxNashville, as well as on RAM Trucks and Diet Coke marketing accounts.

From Interim CEO Dwayne Tucker: "We were most struck by Kat's poise and passion for public education -- and her ability to work with a variety of key stakeholders and points of view. We are pleased to welcome her as the newest member of our leadership team."