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Dan Mangan

Dan Mangan
Director of Advocacy and Public Policy

Dan Mangan has over 30 years of executive experience in entrepreneurial, corporate, and nonprofit enterprises as well as running publishing, marketing, communications, and advocacy operations. He has been part of the ILA leadership team since 2005.

Dan has facilitated a variety of advocacy efforts at the International Literacy Association (ILA), collaborating with other literacy stakeholders to produce conference panel programs on teacher preparation and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and overseeing an advocacy training program on ESSA for ILA chapters.

In addition, Dan serves as the staff liaison to ILA's Literacy Research Panel, supporting the panel's development of conference programs as well as literacy leadership briefs and research advisories on literacy instruction and policy.