Mike Raymer was named Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Economic Education in 2017 after serving as Associate Director & Chief Program Officer, Program Manager, and Teacher in Residence. In his current role his primary responsibilities include fundraising and board/civic relationships.
During his time as Executive Director, he has developed and fostered key corporate, foundation, and business relationships that have been vital to the ongoing success of the organization.
Mike is a former Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Fellow and has completed the Executive Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations Program conducted by the J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia. He also completed an Association of Fundraising Professional’s Diploma in Fundraising Management and served as President of the National Association of Economic Educators.
Mike is a former Teacher of the Year at Starr’s Mill High School in Fayette County, a former Georgia Council Economics Teacher of the Year, a former Georgia Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Social Studies Educator Award winner, and a former Transatlantic Outreach Program Fellow of the Year.
He has undergraduate degrees in history from the State University of New York at Fredonia and in social science education from Kennesaw State University. He has a master’s degree in social studies education from Georgia State University.
Mike hopes to live long enough to see the Buffalo Bills win the Super Bowl.