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Margaret McKenna

President Emerita of Lesley University; Former President of Suffolk University

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Margaret McKenna Biography

Margaret A. McKenna is a lawyer and educator, and a leading expert in educational opportunity and philanthropy. She is the former president of Suffolk University and of the Walmart Foundation. McKenna is President Emeritus and Professor of Leadership at Lesley University, and led Lesley from a small regional college to a nationally recognized university with one of the leading teacher training programs in the country. The Student Center and a Chair in Leadership and Social Change were named to recognize her contributions during her twenty-two years as president. She is also a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Institute of Politics.

From 2007 to 2011, McKenna served as president of the Walmart Foundation, the largest corporate entity of its kind in the United States. In 2010, the Foundation provided over $900 million dollars in cash and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations.

McKenna held a previous appointment at Radcliff College, Harvard University, where she served as director of the Bunting Institute and Vice President. Before Radcliff, she worked as a civil rights attorney, eventually becoming deputy counsel in the White House and later undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education, where she led the education transition team for President Bill Clinton.

The recipient of 10 honorary degrees, McKenna has received awards from a variety of national and regional organizations, including Meals on Wheels, Feeding America, Women’s Equity Action League, Big Sister, Council of Independent Colleges, City Year and the Boston Chamber of Commerce.

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President Emerita of Lesley University; Former President of Suffolk University

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Margaret McKenna Biography

Margaret A. McKenna is a lawyer and educator, and a leading expert in educational opportunity and philanthropy. She is the former president of Suffolk University and of the Walmart Foundation. McKenna is President Emeritus and Professor of Leadership at Lesley University, and led Lesley from a small regional college to a nationally recognized university with one of the leading teacher training programs in the country. The Student Center and a Chair in Leadership and Social Change were named to recognize her contributions during her twenty-two years as president. She is also a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Institute of Politics.

From 2007 to 2011, McKenna served as president of the Walmart Foundation, the largest corporate entity of its kind in the United States. In 2010, the Foundation provided over $900 million dollars in cash and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations.

McKenna held a previous appointment at Radcliff College, Harvard University, where she served as director of the Bunting Institute and Vice President. Before Radcliff, she worked as a civil rights attorney, eventually becoming deputy counsel in the White House and later undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education, where she led the education transition team for President Bill Clinton.

The recipient of 10 honorary degrees, McKenna has received awards from a variety of national and regional organizations, including Meals on Wheels, Feeding America, Women’s Equity Action League, Big Sister, Council of Independent Colleges, City Year and the Boston Chamber of Commerce.

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  • How to book Margaret McKenna?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Margaret McKenna for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Margaret McKenna, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Margaret McKenna or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Margaret McKenna?

    Booking fees for Margaret McKenna, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Margaret McKenna, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Margaret McKenna?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Margaret McKenna for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Margaret McKenna for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Margaret McKenna or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Margaret McKenna or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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