Co-Founder, Parents Across America
Rita held many managerial positions during her 25 years at IBM. Upon leaving IBM she opened her own successful organizational consulting firm in which she has over two decades of experience advising public and private sector clients in the resolution of complex issues. Her civic leadership roles make her uniquely knowledgeable on state and national education policy and thus sought after by elected officials and school districts. In 2010, she co-founded Parents Across America, a grassroots organization dedicated to ensuring and preserving that the highest
quality education is available for every child. Two years later she became its President. In 2014 she received the Student Advocate award from the National Institute of Education Arts & Sciences in Washington, D.C. Locally, Mrs. Solnet was named Best Grassroots Advocate by the Sun Sentinel 2014.