NEW: Patrick Guida Named President of the National Association of State Boards of Education
Friday, October 19, 2012
Patrick Guida, vice chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Regents of Elementary and Secondary Education, will begin his term as president of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) in January. Guida has served on NASBE’s Board of Directors as president-elect throughout 2012., vice chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Regents of Elementary and Secondary Education, will begin his term as president of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) in January. Guida has served on NASBE’s Board of Directors as president-elect throughout 2012.
“Patrick Guida is a leader whose experience in and knowledge of education policy will provide the board and our membership with a clear vision of what we need to accomplish in the coming year,” said NASBE Executive Director Jim Kohlmoos. “States are now the leaders in education innovative, but there is also considerable uncertainty surrounding many facets of this change. Patrick and the rest of the board of directors can provide the support and experience needed to help move us forward through these critical years.”
Guida was appointed to the Board of Regents in 2001, elected its vice-chair in 2005, and has served as chairman of several of its standing committees and ad hoc committees, including those involving secondary school reform, standards and assessments, educator quality and education funding formula. He was the chair of NASBE’s Government Affairs Committee in 2010-11. His work in education policy also extends to service on the Barrington School Committee since 1996 and chairman of that committee since 1998. Guida has also served on the executive committee and as president of the Rhode Island Association of School Committees (RIASC), and has actively represented RIASC on the Policies and Resolutions Committee of the National School Boards Association.
In addition to his education board service, Guida is a partner at the Providence law firm of Duffy & Sweeney, where he represents institutional lenders and developers on a variety of commercial and real estate related transactions. He is also co-chair and a principal speaker for the American Law Institute - American Bar Association course on commercial lending and the Rhode Island Bar course on commercial and real estate lending. Guida was also recently elected to the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.
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