Gerran McHam

Gerran McHam

Board Member

For nearly 15 years, Gerren has worked in various areas of influence in federal and state government. In 2010 he began his career serving as a U.S. Senate intern. Through hard work and dedication, he rose to the position of legislative aide and advised on policies pertaining to commerce, transportation, labor, and general appropriations for former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint. 

In 2013, Gerren accepted an opportunity with The Heritage Foundation, one of the top three largest think tanks in the world, to provide targeted research and improve their congressional programming and promotional activities. During his 4 years at Heritage, Gerren served as a congressional liaison and program manager which entailed establishing vital new programs, developing congressional and grassroots strategies, and serving as a spokesperson for the widely recognized organization. In 2017, appointed to serve as Special Advisory for Legislation and Outreach for K through 12 policy in the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Legislation and Congressional Affairs. In this role, he cultivated critical congressional relationships on all sides of the political spectrum to advance the Secretary of Education's priorities. Whether on policy, nominations, or budgetary matters, his responsibility was to assist and collaborate with congressional and departmental offices to meet their needs and achieve the goals of the U.S. Department of Education.

Gerren now serves as the Director for External Relations for the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development where he oversees both federal and state legislative activities, initiative planning, and external relations efforts for the department.

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