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 federal advocacy program, our PR/media relations, and various research, education, and communications projects. One of my favorite projects is curating content for ASBO publications, including our bi-monthly School Business Leader newsletter.

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 lived in China and studied abroad for a year at Beijing Language and Culture University. Before coming to ASBO, I worked in several different industries including education, journalism, and international affairs.

While working for ASBO, I’ve developed a great appreciation of school finance and education policy, and continue to learn more from our members each and every day. I love working with school business professionals to help ensure our schools have the resources they need to help students learn, thrive, and become effective and engaged citizens in society.

In my spare time, I enjoy connecting with my church, traveling the world with my husband, trying new recipes, and playing video games to keep my mind sharp. Please reach out if you need anything. I am happy to help!


Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy
(Remote/Online), Virginia, United States
Non-Degree Program
Certificate in Education Finance
2021 To 2022

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