Benjamin Feit, J.D., Senior Associate of Program and Policy and Director of CTAC Charter Center, provides technical assistance to states and districts and guides policy initiatives to support CTAC’s education reform efforts. He also directs the CTAC Charter Center. Previously, Ben served in senior leadership positions for six years at Democracy Prep Public Schools, a nonprofit organization that operates a national network of public charter schools. At Democracy Prep, he managed large, diverse teams responsible for furnishing accountability, governance, policy, data management and analysis, information systems, and operational support services to a network of more than 1,100 employees. Feit administered federal grants programming in five states and served as project director on a $12.7 million federal grant that supported the network’s expansion. In addition, he served as the executive director of a turnaround school in Washington, D.C., taught a college-style civics seminar to seniors at Democracy Prep’s flagship Harlem high school, and served as a principal network representative to all federal and state regulatory agencies, charter school authorizers, elected officials, boards of trustees, funders, and researchers. His areas of expertise include charter schools, federal and state policy, school improvement, and inter-sector collaboration.