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National Advisory Board

Brandon Frank

Brandon

Brandon Frank is an attorney with Pailet, Ramsey & Ostendorf, LLC.  He has extensive experience serving clients in the areas of intellectual property and entertainment law, with a special focus on all aspects of trademark, copyright and trade secret law, technology management and licensing, corporate operations and transactions, and e-commerce and the Internet.  Mr. Frank has represented intellectual property owners and controllers, e-commerce businesses, software developers, website designers, songwriters, musical performers, producers, authors, screenwriters, production companies, publishing companies, record labels, and visual artists.  Brandon’s business experience includes assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses with planning and development, building management teams and raising capital, managing talent and projects, and branding strategies and marketing.

Brandon served as Specialty Counsel at the Law Offices of Ellis Jay Pailet, and Exemplar Law Partners, LLC in Boston, MA; Law Clerk to the former Chief Judge of the 27th Judicial District Court of Louisiana; Legislative Editor to the Louisiana Senate Legislative Bureau; Policy Intern to former United States Representative Bobby Jindal; and Legal Intern for the United States House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations.  Brandon has lectured on intellectual property law at The Idea Village and the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans.  He also has lectured on Computer Crimes and Technology at Southern University Law Center.

Brandon earned his Master of Laws degree in Law & Government, with specialization in Intellectual Property and Information Policy and concentration in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, from American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. in 2006; Juris Doctorate degree from Southern University Law Center in 2004; Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2000. He is a member in good standing of the Louisiana Bar.

 

Ted Fujimoto

Ted

Ted Fujimoto helps communities and school districts create and support 21st-century schools. As an entrepreneur, founder and consultant, he has helped develop business strategies for Bay Area Coalition of Essential Schools, Big Picture Learning, Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, Partnership for Uplifting Communities, Linking Education & Economic Development, California Charter Schools Association and the New York Charter Schools Association.

Ted has toured over 800 public schools in the nation and his work represents more than $150 million in funding.  Ted was instrumental in designing and co-founding Napa New Technology High School and the New Technology Foundation (now New Tech Network) that now comprises 120+ schools nationwide.  He has served on the California Education Technology Advisory Committee and received the 2002 Center for Digital Government "In the Arena" award for education leadership in transforming vision to reality.  In Converge Magazine’s, "1999 Year in Review," Ted was named one of "Education’s Dreamers, Leaders and Innovators." 

He is the pioneer of the Right to Succeed Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and movement with a mission to empower communities to create amazing public schools – American Dream Schools - that help every child to succeed.  “We believe every child has a right to succeed and have access to a great public school.”

His newest endeavor is the The American Dream Schools national initiative is focused on creating new and/or transforming 6,000 public K-12 schools to become "Dream Schools" over the next 10 years--deeply engaging over 2.5 million students across all socioeconomic backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).  American Dream Schools deliver deeper learning through carefully constructed designs that incorporate the best learning methods, school culture, tools, and facilities--a sharp contrast to the less engaging lecture and test methods that dominate most schools today.

Ted is also the co-founder of MuzArt World Foundation, a public charity dedicated to the preservation of quality music in all genres, education funding for music study in public schools and that management of intellectual properties. 

Additionally, Ted currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Committee at the California Credit Union, a $1.4 billion credit union serving the education community.

www.righttosucceed.org
www.americandreamschools.org
www.muzartworld.org

 

Cass Zawadowski


Cass is an advocate for both women and children around the world and stands with a particularly strong voice against bullying.  Often referred to as a “go-getter,” Cass tackles every adventure and opportunity with 100% determination. She has faith in the power of a team; if you believe in something and stand united, then you’re bound to be successful.

As a writer in the advertising industry, Cass has always been a leader with a love for helping people and brands stand out.  She knows that one of the most courageous things one can do is to identify who you are and believe in yourself and she’s more than determined to join Champions Against Bullying and spread the anti-bullying word around the world.

Her involvement with the non-profit organization is multifaceted.  She looks forward to using her marketing and advertising skills to help build the brand and bring more awareness to the organization.  She starts every day with a simple mantra: “Lets get people talking about and working with, Champions Against Bullying!” 

Cass truly believes we all have the power to change the world.  It just takes an idea and the will to want to do so.

 
Champions Against Bullying is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.