Aaron Merkin

Senior Specialist to the Office of the Executive Director

National Education Association

    Aaron currently serves as Senior Specialist to the Office of the Executive Director at the National Education Association (NEA). His focus areas include special projects, developing and implementing strategies for strengthening NEA’s relationships within the philanthropic community, and overseeing a portfolio of NEA partnerships. Previously, Aaron worked with Committee on States (COS) as their National Program Director, and also as a consultant to the Democracy Alliance (DA). Prior to joining these progressive organizations, Aaron was employed at various law firms and investment banking institutions in the Chicagoland area. Aaron serves on the boards of the Alliance for Youth Action and New Media Ventures, and was formerly on the boards of the Youth Engagement Fund and Wyoming Education Association. He has worked on numerous political campaigns in Illinois, Colorado, and Wyoming, and briefly taught in an elementary school classroom after obtaining his degree in education.

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