National Education Association
Daaiyah Bilal-Threats directs NEA’s domestic and international alliance-building work and also serves as special assistant to the NEA Executive Director. She oversees $11 million in annual giving and cultivates relationships for the organization across a wide-spectrum of issues.
She began her career working for a political strategist that represented several unions and focused on progressive policy issues, including health and education – two issues she cares deeply about. She joined the National Education Association in 2000 as a policy analyst focusing on health, education and equity and soon became the youngest senior director to serve in the executive staff cabinet. She has been tapped for several leadership positions within the association and in numerous political and civic organizations.
She currently represents NEA with the Democracy Alliance and FCCP. She serves on the boards of State Voices, Committee on States, New Media Ventures, and the Partnership for the Future of Learning.