Dale Erquiaga

What Works Nonprofit Fellow & Moneyball All-Star

Former President & CEO, Communities in Schools

Dale Erquiaga, Owner of Sage & Bristlecone Consulting, is a nationally recognized strategist, policymaker, and storyteller who works with clients in the education, workforce development, and nonprofit sectors.  Dale previously served as the national President & CEO of Communities In Schools, the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization.  Prior to his work in the nonprofit sector, Dale served as Nevada’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and as chief strategy officer for Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. Earlier private sector experience included managing a successful consulting practice and working as vice president and managing director with an advertising firm in both Nevada and Arizona. Dale holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a master’s degree in leadership from Grand Canyon University.  The proud father of two and grandfather of four, he resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.