A Texas native with over 20 years of experience in state and national policy, Zack Dawes has served as National Director of Development for the American Federation for Children and AFC Growth Fund since 2010. His experience includes operating a public affairs consulting firm and providing business and governmental affairs consulting services to related clients including Connections Education, a national leader in K – 12 virtual education.

Zack is a graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Jana, have two sons and a daughter and reside in Austin, TX.

Email: zdawes@federationforchildren.org