GRAND RAPIDS — Brian Britton has been named president and CEO of National Heritage Academies.
Following nine years as an officer in the United States Navy, Britton served in a variety of leadership roles in the hospitality and customer service industries before joining the Grand Rapids-based charter school management firm.
“Education that is coupled with a strong focus on values has the power to change lives and societies,” Britton said in a statement. “Working with a company that invests in our future leaders and cares deeply about families is a tremendous privilege. I look forward to visiting our schools, sitting in classrooms, and supporting our best in class staff to create life-changing opportunities for our scholars.”
National Heritage Academies operates 83 charter schools across nine states and was founded by West Michigan industrialist J.C. Huizenga.