PEBC Board of Directors Names New President & CEO

Categories: News
July 17, 2019

DENVER – In a unanimous decision, the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) Board of Directors has named Sue Sava as the new President & CEO of PEBC. “The Board of Directors determined that Sue Sava is the right leader for PEBC. She is well‐respected in education, extremely well‐versed on the program side of PEBC and will be able to hit the ground running in terms of continuing the organization’s work and serving as the face of PEBC,” stated Jon Lehmann, Emeritus Board President, “We were extremely impressed with her background, experience and demonstrated leadership. We are confident that she will be successful in this essential and visible executive leadership role. We believe this position is ideally suited to leverage her strengths, experience and skill sets.” Lehmann concluded.

Sava, who joined PEBC in 2015 and most recently served as the Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at PEBC, will step up to lead the organization fully after Interim PEBC President & CEO Bruce Caughey ends his eight‐month commitment to PEBC on July 26, 2019. After a career in education, including key roles such as the Executive Director of Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) and Board member of PEBC, Caughey had the right skills at the right time for stewarding PEBC. During this interim period, he was instrumental in transitioning PEBC to be ready for a new leader while the Board conducted its executive search process. PEBC cannot thank Bruce enough for the inspiration, time, talent and effort he gave to the organization and the success he brought with him.

Upon being named President & CEO, Sava expressed her gratitude to Caughey, “Bruce stepped in during a time of change and brought wisdom and a deep understanding of our work at PEBC. We are grateful for his critical role during this important time of transition.” When asked about her new leadership role she stated, “I am excited to launch the next chapter of PEBC’s history, work alongside talented and passionate educators. I have deep gratitude to partners like the Boettcher Foundation who recently renewed their continued commitment to PEBC. The relationships we have built and reinforced with legislators, community and business leaders will allow PEBC to make a significant positive impact in the education landscape in Colorado and the nation.”

Sava, a graduate of Princeton University, a transformational educator and a demonstrated leader, looks forward to her new role at PEBC. Her vision for PEBC includes forging pathways for brilliant educators to become life‐long learners in order to provide an exceptional education for every child.

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