Kristi Ransom named the Executive Director of the Germantown Education Foundation

Germantown, Tennessee—June 26, 2018—The Germantown Education Foundation (GEF) is pleased to announce Kristi Ransom will be joining their organization as Executive Director. GEF is a non-profit organization whose mission is mobilize community resources to support and benefit the schools and educational programs in the Germantown Municipal School District (GMSD).

Ransom brings nearly 20 years of marketing and communications experience in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors to her new role as GEF Executive Director.  Her successful track record includes award-winning work at Accredo, FedEx, and the City of Germantown, as well as an excellent track record at Memphis Oral School for the Deaf and Ave Maria Home. In addition, as a GMSD parent and volunteer, Ransom has served our schools on many levels and is known for her collaborative approach to achieving goals.  

“The board is delighted to have Kristi on our team. We are very excited to have someone with her outstanding experience and qualifications working on behalf of the foundation’s mission,” said GEF Board President Debbie Wiles.  Likewise, GMSD is looking forward to working with the new executive director. “Ms. Ransom has a long history of service in the City of Germantown and we are excited to have her back in the family again.  Now, the children of Germantown will benefit from all of her knowledge and skills,” said Superintendent Jason Manuel.

With strategic guidance and direction from the GEF Board of Directors and collaboration with school administration, Ms. Ransom will oversee all GEF activities including fundraising, events, teacher grants, communication, volunteer coordination and services to other school support organizations.
“Needless to say, this is a good fit for me,” Ransom said. “I believe strongly in the GEF mission and the impact we can have in creating opportunities for our kids through education.  There are many exciting developments happening with our school district and I can’t wait to get started.”
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