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MYLES MENDOZA

PRESIDENT

Over Myles’s career he has worked with philanthropists, CEOs, and policy makers to develop multiple organizations and initiatives from the ground up.

Myles is an Executive Vice President with Resolute Public Affairs, bringing 20-plus years of experience scaling quality initiatives in education, workforce, healthcare, and social services.

Myles’s impact ranges from developing Lurie Children’s Hospital’s Psychiatric programming to working with Denver’s medical and GLBTQ leaders to expand the Colorado Children’s Hospital Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program to creating edXchange, a Colorado-based education shared space the state’s leading education policy organizations.

Myles worked with Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet developing the Denver Scholarship Foundation, raising $62M in college scholarships for low-income students in Denver Public Schools and then helped to expand Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) to a dozen state chapters throughout the country.

Most recently he executed a strategy that led to passing Illinois state legislation that improves the identification of low-income gifted children and the “Acceleration Act,” allowing kids to advance at their level of competency. Most recently through his role as President of Empower Illinois, he and his team passed a tax credit for teachers’ out of pocket expenses, and for annual donations to K-12 scholarship granting organizations supporting low-income children. Since 2018, through his post at Empower Illinois, he and his team were able to raise $100M+ for low income, Illinois children to attend independent K-12 schools.

Myles is married to Emergency Medicine Physician Carrie Mendoza. They have three teenage boys, Jesse, Noah, and Max and two Labrador Retrievers – Rocky and Shamus.

Myles earned his BA in Psychology from Southern Illinois University, his MSW from Washington University in St. Louis.