Chief of Staff Aaron Gladd

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Before coming to SUNY Empire State College in July 2019, Chief of Staff Aaron Gladd served as the New York state director of the Northeast Charter Schools Network. He also was deputy director of policy in the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, legislative director in the office of the state Senate’s deputy majority leader, and a congressional assistant for Capital District-area Congressman Michael McNulty.

Gladd served four years as a Platoon Leader in the U.S. Army, including a combat tour to Eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Law from the University at Albany, a master of Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and studied at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.