Molly Sears will serve as the chief financial officer for NIET. In this role, Molly will provide leadership, management, and oversight for all fiscal activities related to the operations of NIET. Prior to joining NIET Molly served as the vice president of finance and operations at the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education where she was the strategic leader of and responsible for all aspects of the organization's critical infrastructure, including financial management, business operations, HR, and IT. Additionally, Molly oversaw the organization's grant management, impact monitoring and events management.
Previously, Molly served as director of finance and operations for the Division of Curriculum and Instruction at the Tennessee Department of Education where she managed the division's federal, state and private funding to further its work.
Molly began her career as a financial and officer manager for Civic Enterprises, a public policy research firm located in Washington, D.C. Molly earned bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration at the University of Arkansas.