Mrs. Elleka Yost

Director of Advocacy,
ASBO International
5 Year Member
Platinum Member
Most Valuable Member Platinum
ASBO Staff

Director of Advocacy,
ASBO International


My name is Elleka Yost, and I am ASBO International's Director of Advocacy. I manage ASBO International’s legislative advocacy program and ad hoc research and communications projects. I work with our marketing and communications team to provide support with PR/media relations and curating content for ASBO publications, including School Business Leader.

I am a lifelong learner! At George Mason University, I studied political science, international affairs, public policy, business, economics, and Chinese language and culture. I also had the opportunity to study abroad for a year at Beijing Language and Culture University. Before coming to ASBO, I acquired experience in several fields, working in education, customer service, journalism, and international affairs.

While working for ASBO, I’ve developed a great appreciation and understanding of education policy. I realize more and more each day how the lack of education funding influences the broader socioeconomic problems facing our society today. But I’m deeply motivated to work with school business officials and other education leaders to solve these problems!

In my spare time, I enjoy reading the news and debating policy, connecting with my church, and playing video games to keep my mind sharp. Please reach out if you need anything. I am happy to help!


George Mason University
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Global Affairs - Public Policy & Governance
2012 To 2013

Beijing Language and Culture University
1 year program certification
Chinese Mandarin
2009 To 2010

George Mason University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Chinese Language, Global Affairs - Asian Studies (Double Major)
2007 To 2012

Job History

ASBO International
Director of Advocacy
Ashburn, VA, United States
March 2021 - present

ASBO International
Government Affairs & Communications Manager
Ashburn, VA, United States
April 2017 - February 2021

ASBO International
Government Affairs & Communications Coordinator
Reston, VA, United States
August 2014 - April 2017

ASBO International
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Reston, VA, United States
December 2013 - August 2014

The Diplomat
Editorial Assistant / Contributing Author
December 2012 - November 2013

George Mason University
Research Assistant
August 2012 - December 2012

ROCS College Student Staffing
Client Representative
September 2011 - May 2012

George Mason University
Faculty Research Assistant
January 2011 - May 2011

TopWay Education
TESL Tutor / Teacher
September 2009 - January 2010

Geographical Region

  • South