Published with permission of ACT, Inc.

ACT, Inc., is pleased to announce that Crystal Burch has joined the Louisiana ACT State Organization as a member of the Louisiana ACT Council. Crystal brings a wealth of experience to the state council from her role as Director of Strategic Partnerships with Career Compass of Louisiana.

The Louisiana ACT State Organization is important to ACT’s work in Louisiana. Focusing on the needs of educators and workforce professionals, the organization:

  • supports and promotes education and career planning
  • coordinates and leads professional development opportunities
  • identifies educational issues and service needs
  • identifies barriers to college and workplace readiness
  • communicates research, tools, and other information on college and work readiness trends

The state council oversees the ongoing work of the State Organization.

“ACT State Councils provide opportunities for ACT to work with and support a variety of K-12, postsecondary, and workforce initiatives that are important to Louisiana,” said Scott Montgomery, senior vice president of public affairs at ACT. “Crystal will provide leadership for the Louisiana ACT Council. We look forward to working with Crystal in support of college and career readiness initiatives in Louisiana.”

Suzanne Conquest, senior director of state organizations at ACT, added, “Crystal will bring fresh perspective on how we can improve the educational and workforce landscape in Louisiana.”

ACT is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development. Each year, ACT serves millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies—nationally and internationally. Though designed to meet a wide array of needs, all ACT programs and services have one guiding purpose—helping people achieve education and workforce success. To learn more, go to

Contact - ACT

Ed Colby, ACT Public Relations


Contact - Career Compass of Louisiana

Carrie Peña