Brandon Busteed

Executive Director, Gallup Education

Brandon Busteed leads Gallup’s education work across K-12 and higher education. His career spans a wide range of important work in education, including as an educational entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and university trustee. He was the founder and former CEO of Outside The Classroom (acquired by EverFi), a company that pioneered adaptive online education with the unique distinction of creating the only course proven to change behaviors. A 3-year, 30-school, national study funded by the federal government showed that AlcoholEdu – the organization’s flagship alcohol-abuse prevention program – was effective in reducing binge drinking, drunk driving and sexual assaults. The program has now been taken by more than 4 million students.

Busteed is a graduate of Duke University where he studied public policy; he is a trustee-emeritus of Duke and also served on the Board of Visitors for the Sanford School of Public Policy. He is a nationally-known speaker and author on education policy and public health. Busteed has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, NPR and the Today Show among others.