Invest in Education Coalition Announces New CEO

Group advocating for national school choice tax credit taps D.C. veteran Angela Flood to lead campaign for Educational Choice for Children Act (ECCA)

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Invest in Education Coalition (IIEC) announced Angela Flood as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She joins the organization that has been the lead advocate behind the Educational Choice for Children Act (ECCA), a federal tax credit scholarship bill that would help as many as two million students access a school or education service of their parents’ choice. 

Flood brings more than 30 years of experience in senior communications and policy positions spanning the public, private and non-profit sectors. She previously served in senior roles in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs at the White House, vice president of an independent public affairs firm, and head of communications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. Flood is also the founder of AKF Strategies, a boutique firm that specialized in public affairs, strategic communications, and public relations, and a former principal at Cove Strategies.

“Parents across the country are ready to take their kids’ education into their own hands. When it comes to educational opportunity, school choice is the great equalizer and a commonsense freedom that every family deserves. I look forward to leading IIEC in the fight to pass the Educational Choice for Children Act and advocating for American families,” stated Flood.

She joins the Coalition as the ECCA has been gaining momentum on Capitol Hill. The bill, which has 149 U.S. House co-sponsors and 30 U.S. Senate co-sponsors, was the subject of a legislative hearing in the Ways and Means Committee in October. If the ECCA becomes law, scholarships could be funded with private donations, not federal money, and donors would receive a federal tax credit. Students could use scholarships for tuition, tutoring to address learning loss, special needs services, or education technology.

Anthony de Nicola, Chairman of IIEC, said Flood brings the experience and capabilities the Coalition needs to get the ECCA over the finish line. 

“Invest in Education Coalition is excited to welcome Angela as our new CEO. Her strong background on the Hill and in communications will be a major asset in leading the Coalition towards its ultimate goal of making school choice an option for parents in all 50 states,” stated de Nicola.

About Invest in Education Coalition

Invest in Education Coalition is a 501(c)(4) organization that advocates at the federal level for legislation that will directly empower K-12 parents throughout the nation to choose the best school or education service for their children. Invest in Education Coalition is the only national organization exclusively dedicated to advancing school choice at the federal level, working to make this goal a reality for children in all 50 states. We believe that K-12 parents should have the power to choose the best educational options for their own children. Simply put, parents should decide where their children’s education dollars are spent. To learn more about the Educational Choice for Children Act (ECCA), please visit