Ellen Buchman – Executive Vice President for Field and Communications

Ellen Buchman is executive vice president for field and communications at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Ms. Buchman oversees field and communications staff who develop and carry out strategies for the coalition’s public education, rapid response, communications, and field organizing and outreach campaigns on a number of priority issues, including but not limited to voting rights, criminal justice reform, equity in education, economic security, affirmative action, federal judicial nominations, and other critical issues in the coalition. Further, Ms. Buchman, who has formal training in leadership development and social work, has authored numerous training materials and curricula, as well as conducted numerous trainings and talks in both domestic and international seminars, conferences, and classes. She has been a member of the staff of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund since 2003 and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.