Martha A. Darling

Education Policy Consultant, USA

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. Martha is on the Board of Directors of Salzburg Global Seminar.


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