Joe Boyd is executive director of the California Teachers Association (CTA), where oversees the supervision of more than 400 CTA staff members throughout the state. He began his term in November 2019. A former educator and son and grandson of public school teachers, he has been helping people and groups organize around issues for more than 30 years—23 of them with CTA. In the early 1990s, he headed United Teachers of Richmond, helping the chapter in the wake of a state-imposed receivership. He went on to work with rural, suburban, and urban locals across the state, handling political campaigns, negotiations, and other advocacy efforts. In 2008, he was executive director for the Teachers Association of Long Beach, which was just coming out of receivership. He briefly left CTA to establish his own advocacy and organizing firm. In 2016, he became executive director of the California Federation of Teachers, statewide affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers. He has a bachelor’s in political science from University of California, Berkeley, and a California State teaching credential from San Francisco State University.