ATLANTA – Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has appointed BJ Van Gundy to the Georgia Charter Schools Commission. The appointment was approved by the State Board of Education last week.
The Commission is a seven-member, state-level panel established by the General Assembly during the 2008 legislative session, and functions as an independent, alternative authorizer for charter schools.
Van Gundy, 48, is managing partner of e2Assure, LLC, a management consulting firm that specializes in government sector efficiency and effectiveness efforts.
“I’m honored with being named to the Georgia Charter Schools Commission,” Van Gundy said. “I appreciate Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s confidence in appointing me and will do everything I can to assist the Commission in achieving its goal of improving Georgia’s public education system through the authorization of quality charter schools.”
Van Gundy is active in statewide politics as the Second Vice Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, and a vocal supporter of public charter schools. A Norcross resident, his children attend Gwinnett County Public Schools.
“BJ’s appointment to the Commission will add to its collection of skilled, thoughtful leaders who are passionate about improving public education in Georgia by providing quality school choice options for students, parents and communities throughout the state,” said Tony Roberts, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Charter Schools Association, the state’s only nonprofit membership association for charter school petitioners and operators.