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Biographical Profile - Martha Darling

Martha Darling is an education policy consultant based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Among recent clients are the National Academy of Sciences and Museums in the Park, Chicago's major museum consortium.

Prior to moving to Ann Arbor in 1998, Ms. Darling was a Senior Program Manager at The Boeing Company in Seattle, from which she retired in 1999. She is a former White House Fellow, serving as Executive Assistant to Secretary of the Treasury W. Michael Blumenthal, and later was Senior Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Bill Bradley. Following graduate school at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, she conducted cross-national policy analyses as a free-lance consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

Ms. Darling serves on a variety of boards, among them Reed College, the Automobile Club of Michigan, the Institute for Women's Policy Research, the National Committee for the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the McKinley Foundation, Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, and the Ann Arbor Symphony (immediate past chair). She is co-chair of Washtenaw County's Success by 6 Leadership Commission.

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