Newsletters

I would like to receive the following free email newsletters:

Newsletter Signup
  1. Bridal Party
  2. Dining Out
  3. Kliman Online
  4. Photo Ops
  5. Shop Around
  6. Where & When
  7. Well+Being
  8. Learn more
Marc Egan: 40 Under 40
The young lobbyists with the most influence in Washington By Marisa M. Kashino
Comments () | Published May 23, 2011

Name: Marc Egan
Firm: National Education Association
Age: 38

Egan became an education lobbyist by chance. As a young journalist in Montgomery, Alabama, he got to know the state school-board association and decided to switch careers when the group offered him a lobbying job. Egan, who grew up attending public schools in Maryland’s Montgomery County, became interested in education policy after seeing the lack of resources for public education in Alabama.

He has lobbied for the National Education Association—the largest labor union in the country—since 2009. Last year, he was lead lobbyist for the NEA’s biggest fight: to pass the education jobs bill. Getting the legislation through a Senate reluctant to add to the deficit proved a tough battle, but Egan’s efforts paid off when the bill passed with $10 billion to save a projected 160,000 education jobs.

This article appears in the June 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.

Subscribe to Washingtonian
Follow Washingtonian on Twitter
 

Categories:

People & Politics
Subscribe to Washingtonian

Discuss this story

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. The Washingtonian reserves the right to remove or edit content once posted.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Posted at 07:00 AM/ET, 05/23/2011 RSS | Print | Permalink | Comments () | Washingtonian.com Articles