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Linda Noonan

Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education

Linda M. Noonan is Managing Director of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education. MBAE is brings together business and education leaders to promote public education reform through various programs, collaborative research, policy development and advocacy. Prior to joining MBAE in 2005, Noonan served as Executive Director of The Alliance for the Commonwealth (currently the Massachusetts Alliance for International Business), a nonpartisan research and educational foundation established by Associated Industries of Massachusetts to help companies maintain and increase their global competitiveness in order to create and maintain jobs locally. Linda has also served as State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business in Massachusetts and as Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms. Noonan began her career with the federal government at the Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her civic and volunteer activities include serving on the Westwood School Committee, and on the town's Permanent Building Committee, during which time three schools were renovated and expanded, and a new high school was approved and designed. She was also a member of the Westwood Finance Committee and the Economic Development Advisory Board. Linda is currently a member of the Teachers21 Board of Directors, the Steering Committee of Global Education Massachusetts, the Early Education and Care Advisory Team, and other boards and advisory committees. Ms. Noonan holds degrees from Cornell University and the University of Chicago.