The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is mourning the death of Gene Broderson, the Assistant Executive Director for State Association Partnership Programs, on Sept. 16.
Broderson had been with NSBA since 2005, overseeing NSBA’s National Affiliate and Technology Leadership Network programs, which serve many of the nation’s leading school systems. More recently, he was leading efforts to develop several new services in partnership with state school boards associations, including the BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative, and USBAflex, which provides cost-effective flexible spending account options for school systems.
“Gene had exceptional talents in a range of fields from business to digital media, and teaching,” said NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel. “We will miss the energy and enthusiasm he brought to every project.”
Prior to his work at NSBA, Broderson was the Director of Education for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and was responsible for helping public television stations improve and enhance their educational offerings for children, teachers, and adult learners. He also worked for CALIBRE Systems, Inc., a government contractor that acquired Gene’s company, Training Media Incorporated, in 1999. Training Media produced award winning training material for associations. He also had worked as a teacher in Virginia and New York.
Memorial contributions to honor Broderson can be made to Save the Children, National Wildlife Federation or the American Cancer Society. The Washington Post also published an obituary from Broderson’s family.