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LEDCO Staff Member Joins ACT State Council


LEDCO Announces that Kelly Overby has Joined the Texas ACT State Organization as a Member for the State Council.

ACT, Inc., is pleased to announce that Kelly Kinsey Overby has joined the Texas ACT State Organization as a member for the state council. Kelly Kinsey Overby brings a wealth of experience to the state council from her role as Industry Retention & Expansion and Talent Director with the Longview Economic Development Corporation.

The ACT State Organization is important to ACT's work in Texas. Focusing on the needs of Texas, the organization:

•  supports and promotes education and career planning

•  coordinates and leads professional development opportunities

•  identifies educational issues and service needs

•  identifies barriers to college and workplace readiness

•  communicates research, tools, and other information on college and work readiness trends

The state council oversees the ongoing work of the State Organization.

"ACT State Councils provide opportunities for ACT to work with and support a variety of K-12, postsecondary, and workforce initiatives that are important to Texas," said Scott Montgomery, vice president of policy, advocacy, and government relations at ACT. "Kelly will provide leadership for the Texas State Council. We look forward to working with Kelly in support of college and career readiness initiatives in Texas."

Suzanne Conquest, director of state organizations at ACT, added, "Kelly will bring fresh perspective on how we can improve the educational and workforce landscape in Texas."

ACT is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development. Each year, ACT serves millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies-nationally and internationally. Though designed to meet a wide array of needs, all ACT programs and services have one guiding purpose-helping people achieve education and workforce success. To learn more, go to www.act.org.



Ed Colby, ACT Public Relations




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