About Me

Todd ZoellickTodd Zoellick is an author, educator, attorney, business owner, and frequent lecturer on education, literacy, and policy issues. He is an advocate for children and education across the United States and around the world.

Todd is the Founder and President of The Apex Group/Zoellick Enterprises, LLC, an education advocacy organization for K-12 and higher education institutions that works to improve educational opportunities for all students throughout the United States and internationally.  Todd has also founded the Literacy Matters Foundation a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that promotes literacy and encourages reading one student at a time by providing children in need with a copies of books own and by providing the adults who impact the lives of those children with the resources to develop future readers.  He was also the President of TransitPro Logistics, a school transportation logistics firm and previously was the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Atlantic Research Partners, a consulting firm focused on research-established supports to provide school districts nationwide with analysis of organizational, pedagogical, and leadership practices to improve student academic achievement and teaching performance.

Formerly, Todd was the Deputy Secretary’s Regional Representative for Region V at the United States Department of Education. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to that role in 2005 and served as one of Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings’ top officials for Region V until 2009. At the Department of Education, Todd visited thousands of schools throughout the region and actively engaged students, teachers, parents, administrators, business and civic organizations, and government officials to explain education policy and to build bridges between practitioners and policy makers.