Executive Director, PreK-12 Learning Group
Association of American Publishers
Navigating Today’s Education Policy Change
Thursday, May 25
3:15 – 4:00 pm
Jay Diskey is Executive Director of the AAP’s PreK-12 Learning Group. In that role he directs the group’s operations, public policy development and operations. Diskey has worked in government relations and policy communications for more than two decades. Prior to joining AAP in June 2006, he headed Diskey & Associates, a public affairs consultancy specializing in education.
Diskey has served as Communications Director for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce, and as Vice President of the education practice at Hager Sharp Inc., a Washington-based public relations firm. In the early 1990s, he was Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander. Diskey earned a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.
Diskey is headquartered in AAP’s Washington office. In April 2014 he was elected to serve a two-year term as chair of the International Publishers Association’s Education Publishers Forum, which is the education committee of the IPA.