Term of Office: 2012-2016
Will Pinkston is a communications professional working in K-12 and postsecondary education reform. Previously, he served as senior advisor to former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and helped develop nationally recognized policies including the Volunteer State’s First to the Top and Complete College Tennesseeinitiatives. During 2010, he served as managing director of advocacy for the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), a nonprofit group founded by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Pinkston, a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and The Tennessean, was a founding board member of Nashville Prep charter school and serves on the board of the Tennessee Student Assistance Corp., which provides financial aid to 120,000 students statewide. A Nashville native, Pinkston is a graduate of John Overton High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee.