Evan Omerso

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Facts matter.


Evan leads organizational alignment, working broadly across programs to ensure that the current strategic plan is integrated into all DQC work plans and activities. He collaborates with other senior leaders to develop and direct strategic priorities for the organization, while supporting program leads to address changing needs in the field. Evan also leads internal communications and ensures that DQC organizes effectively internally to deliver on strategic plan goals.

Evan began his tenure at DQC in 2011 as an associate on the communications team, and moved into leadership as associate director of strategic communications in 2015. Evan is proud to support DQC’s vision of all education stakeholders—especially parents and teachers—having the right information and support to help students excel, no matter where they live.

Evan began his career in education advocacy in 2005 as part of the communications team at the Council of Chief State School Officers, a membership organization of the top education officials from the states. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in English and American literature from Georgetown University. Evan spends his free time puttering in his garden and walking his spirited American Staffordshire terrier around Northeast DC.