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Martha A. Darling

Education Policy Consultant

Martha A. Darling has consulted on education policy issues for the National Academy of Sciences and other non-profits, and has held volunteer leadership roles nationally and in Michigan. Before moving to Ann Arbor, she was a senior program manager at The Boeing Company in Seattle. Previously, she was vice president for strategic planning at Seattle-First National Bank and then executive director of the Washington Business Roundtable's Education Study. Earlier, she was a White House Fellow and executive assistant to secretary of the treasury W. Michael Blumenthal and then senior legislative aide to U.S. Senator Bill Bradley. Ms. Darling serves on a variety of boards, among them the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars; National Wildlife Federation Action Fund (as chair); Maverick Collective; Salzburg Global Seminar; and the Institute for Women's Policy Research. She is also founding co-chair of Washtenaw County's Success by Six early childhood initiative. In 2016 she was recognized by the National Wildlife Foundation as its conservationist of the year. Ms. Darling is a graduate of Reed College and of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She has attended several Salzburg Global sessions, most recently Session 574, The Child in the City: Health, Parks and Play in 2017.

(Last Updated June 2018)