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Blair Wriston

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Blair Wriston

Senior Government Affairs Manager

Blair serves as senior government affairs manager, working alongside the director of government affairs and other members of the partnerships and engagement team to develop and execute The Education Trust’s equity agenda at both the federal and state level. In this role, he helps advance the organization’s legislative, regulatory, and advocacy strategy across early childhood, P-12, and higher education, helping to improve the lives and educational outcomes of our nation’s most vulnerable students.

Prior to joining The Education Trust, Blair worked on Capitol Hill for nearly five years in the office of U.S. Representative A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), where, as senior policy advisor, he managed a diverse legislative portfolio. Before that, Blair served as deputy finance director for then-Virginia State Senator A. Donald McEachin’s successful bid for Congress in 2016.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Blair holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Virginia.

What are people most surprised to learn about you?

Growing up, my dad had a goal for my brothers and me to climb the highest mountain in every state. I’ve currently climbed over 40!

Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?

The Education Trust is a fierce and tireless advocate for improving the lives and educational outcomes of every student, particularly our nation’s most vulnerable. During my time on Capitol Hill, I was fortunate enough to work alongside The Education Trust and others to protect the civil rights of students, particularly students of color and students with disabilities, and I am extremely excited to continue that work and more.

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