Jason Gaulden is the Communications Director of America Succeeds, responsible for providing communications, fundraising, and operational support to the home office and affiliates. He is also the founder and principal at Gaulden Group LLC, a consulting firm specializing in strategy, communications and fundraising services to public and private institutions. Jason draws upon fifteen years of professional experience in varying roles; executive leadership, philanthropy, marketing, technical writing, fund development, and nonprofit board service. Prior to independent consulting, Jason served as the Program Officer for Education at Daniels Fund, one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain West. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at El Pomar Foundation, also among the largest philanthropic institutions in the region. Jason is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and graduated with honors. He later served two terms as Chair of the University's Alumni Board.