Linda Noonan

Linda Noonan currently works with nonprofits and advocacy organizations at the national, state and local levels as a Board member and active volunteer. She previously served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE), where she was responsible for advancing the organization’s mission to ensure a high quality public education to prepare every child in Massachusetts for success in college, career and citizenship. In this role, she has represented the business community on state task forces and advisory councils related to education and economic development. Previously, Linda directed international trade programs at Associated Industries of Massachusetts and also served as State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business.

Linda began her career in government at the U.S. Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and subsequently was appointed Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Her civic and volunteer activities include serving on the Westwood School Committee and on the town’s Finance Commission, Permanent Building Committee, and Economic Development Advisory Council. She holds degrees from Cornell University and the University of Chicago.

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