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St. Paul, Minn.–MinnCAN: The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now today announced that Jan McDaniel, chair of the World President’s Organization–Twin Cities, has joined the nonprofit’s advisory board.

McDaniel has had management roles in many industries, including media, academia, social services, financial services and consulting. Most recently, she has served as vice president-general manager of WCCO-TV, led external affairs at St. Olaf College and served as CEO of the Twin Cities Red Cross chapter where she managed its response to the I-35 bridge collapse.

“We’re eager to apply Jan’s strong track record of community affairs and external communications to further our work to strengthen Minnesota public schools,” said Daniel Sellers, MinnCAN executive director.

McDaniel added, “I'm eager to help guide MinnCAN in charting a strategic roadmap for a future where every child can attain access to a great public education. Closing our enormous achievement gaps is one of the most important issues facing our state." 

McDaniel brings the number of MinnCAN board members to 12. She joins: co-chairs Sandra Vargas and Benson Whitney; and members Michael Ciresi, Vernae Hasbargen, Rev. Michael O’Connell, Ann Mulholland, Virginia Morris, Frank Forsberg, Addison Piper, Alex Cirillo, Jr., and Timothy Penny.

For more information, contact Nicholas Banovetz at: 651-815-5999 or nicholas.banovetz@minncan.org.

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About MinnCAN: Launched in 2011, MinnCAN: The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now is an education reform advocacy nonprofit. MinnCAN is a movement of nearly 9,000 Minnesotans–and growing–dedicated to creating the political will to enact smart public policies to ensure that every Minnesota child has access to a great public school. Learn more at www.minncan.org.


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