Zach Eckert

Regional Advocacy Director, Midwest

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Zach is the Midwest Regional Advocacy Director for ExcelinEd. In this role, he works with leaders and policymakers from the midwestern states to promote student-centered solutions focused on educational quality, innovation and opportunity. Zach’s portfolio of states includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Previously, Zach worked for the Indiana State Senate including time spent with the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Education and Career Development Committee and Chairman of the Senate School Funding Subcommittee. Most recently, he served as a policy analyst for the Senate Majority Caucus focusing on education policy. Zach also has experience working on political campaigns. He has a political science degree Indiana University and is currently finishing up his law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.