Craig P. Heard
President/CEO, Gateway Outdoor Advertising
Heard has been a Board member of Choice Media for several years because of his advocacy for supporting improving educational resources for our primary school systems for over 40 years.
His experience as School Board President at the local BOE and Board of Trustee at the university level has enabled him to demand transparency of funding and investing more efficient resources into the classroom.
Heard was Chairman and Board member for County College of Morris for 7 years, Fairleigh Dickinson University Board Member, local school system BOE President, Board of Directors of Ann Marie College for 5 years and a guest lecturer at a university for 5 years. He is also a life member of the New Jersey Conference of Parents and Teachers. Heard received the Pinnacle Award from FDU for his service to the Community and University.
His commitment to education issues included his involvement with the United Latin American Citizens award for Hispanic education, Trustee of the year award for New Jersey and recognized by William Bennett, Secretary of the US Department of Education, for supporting educational issues at the national level.
Heard also founded and Chairperson for a 6-year study, State sanctioned effort, to consolidate school systems in the local Morris County area by studying a consolidation of the schools in two towns due to a 20%+ reduction of enrollment. The study by the Consolidation commissioners determined a saving of over $10 million a year. The two towns rejected the Consolidation to protect jobs. Another example of the corruption in our school systems.
Choice Media has provided a platform to expose the missed opportunities to improve our education mission for our children and document the corruption in wasted tax dollars not reaching the classroom.