Executive Committee, National Education Association
Maury Koffman, an educator, leader, and second-generation union activist from East Lansing, Michigan, was elected to the National Education Association (NEA) Executive Committee in July 2013. The nine-member Executive Committee is the governing body overseeing the more than 3 million-member Association. He began serving his three-year term in September 2013.
Mr. Koffman is serving his fifth term as president of the 2,300-member Michigan State University Administrative Professional Association, the largest local affiliate in the Michigan Education Association. Mr. Koffman’s mother was an ESP union president of a local MEA affiliate in Blanchard, Michigan.
Mr. Koffman has served an essential role organizing new bargaining units throughout the country and has displayed a strong and effective passion in recruiting, engaging, and retaining member involvement, particularly among younger and newer educators.
Mr. Koffman is in his second term as a member of the NEA Board of Directors. During his tenure, he has served as a member of the NEA Board Steering Committee, the State Media Advisory Committee, and an elected delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly (RA). He earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Michigan State University and is a graduate of the NEA Emerging Leader Academy.
Mr. Koffman was elected during NEA’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly. The RA is the top decision-making body for NEA. Delegates set Association policy and address issues facing schools, students, and the teaching profession.
The NEA Executive Committee includes the NEA president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer, plus six members elected at-large by the Representative Assembly. The committee is responsible for setting general policy and maintaining the interests of NEA and acts for the NEA Board of Directors in between its four regularly scheduled meetings each year.
The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers.