Laura Abbey Brown has served as the Executive Director for the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation for over 14 years. She recently was selected by the National School Foundation Association (NSFA) to represent California on the NSFA Industry Leadership Council. Laura also serves as a Nevada County First 5 Commissioner, including two years as the Chairperson. In 2012, Laura led a coalition of public and private agencies to develop a regional plan to address third-grade reading proficiency which resulted in the National Civic League designating the Tahoe Truckee region an All-America City. Prior to her time with Excellence in Education, Laura worked for over 10 years in Marketing. She received her Bachelors of Science from UC Davis in Behavioral Sciences. Outside of work, Laura is busy with her family which includes three children and her husband Jeff. Laura and Jeff have lived in Truckee since 1995 and are active members of the Tahoe Truckee community.