Holly Kuzmich

Education Expert

The Honorable Holly Kuzmich is the Vice President of Margaret Spellings and Company, a public policy and strategic consulting firm.  Led by former U.S. Secretary of Education and White House Domestic Policy Advisor Margaret Spellings, the firm's experts offer decades of experience developing public policy and strategies on national, state, and local issues. Kuzmich has deep policy knowledge in education—from preschool and early reading to higher education—and extensive experience in legislative issues.  She is a leading authority on the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) from inception to implementation.

Biography

Prior to joining Margaret Spellings and Company, Kuzmich served as the Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Programs at the U.S. Department of Education.  In these capacities, she oversaw all communications between the Administration and Congress on behalf of the Secretary and served as a member of the senior staff, providing strategic advice and counsel on Administration initiatives and working closely with the White House to advance education reform.  She led the implementation, regulatory, and reauthorization efforts for NCLB, managed student lending initiatives, and led policy development associated with the nearly $70 billion annual budget.

Kuzmich came to the Department from the White House Domestic Policy Council where she served as Associate Director for Education.  Prior to that, Kuzmich worked in the United States Senate on issues including education, health care, welfare, and social policy.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.


Expertise

Education

BA
Northwestern University

Notable Positions

Assistant Secretary

U.S. Department of Education

Expertise

Education

BA
Northwestern University

Notable Positions

Assistant Secretary

U.S. Department of Education