Frank Ordway

Frank Ordway
Deputy Secretary of Operations

Frank Ordway has served as the Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations for the Department of Early Learning (DEL) since the fall of 2015. Prior to this appointment he was the Director of Government Relations for the League of Education Voters. He has been part of major reforms of both policy and financing of early learning, K12 and student aid programs in higher education.

Frank has worked in the non-profit sector for the bulk of his professional career, providing strategic planning, negotiation, technology planning, and community outreach and policy development for a wide variety of initiatives at the local, regional, state and national level. He has also worked internationally on public health issues in particular in response to the HIV epidemic.

One of Frank’s top career goals is to create sustainable institutions that are both entrepreneurial and have positive, wide ranging community impact.

Frank earned a Masters in Public Affairs, Political Science and Women’s Studies from the University of Washington in 2006.