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John Segota

With over 20 years of experience in non-profit and association leadership, John Segota, MPS, CAE, has dedicated his career to advancing education, supporting the needs of educators and learners, and transforming organizations. As the Executive Director of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), John partners with the NAGC Board of Directors to advance the association’s mission to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through advocacy, outreach, education, and research.

Prior to his work at NAGC, John served as Associate Executive Director at TESOL International Association, a global professional association representing the field of English language teaching. In his role at TESOL, he spearheaded various strategic initiatives that led to significant organizational growth and development. His experience at TESOL includes strategic planning, advocacy and policy management, public relations and communications, standards development, governance, and organizational management.

John has presented both nationally and internationally on public policy as it relates to language education and has written extensively on issues of education policy. In addition to his work at TESOL, John has served on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition for Literacy, the Title III State Advisory Committee for the District of Columbia, and the Advisory Council for EnglishUSA.

John has a BA in Political Science with a concentration in International Studies from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and a Master of Professional Studies in Public Leadership from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has been conferred by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and was selected as a Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) scholar with ASAE in 2012.