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Kevin Hager

Kevin Hager

Managing Director, Understood
Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, NCLD

As chief digital officer for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), Kevin Hager’s primary responsibility is to lead Understood.org’s strategy and operations across the group ecosystem to support parents of the 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention issues.

Under Hager’s leadership, Understood has grown since its launch in October 2014 into an active online resource and community, reaching nearly 2 million visitors per month through personalized resources, tools and expert access. His passion for learning and attention issue advocacy comes from his personal experience living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Prior to Understood and NCLD, Hager served as development director at DoSomething.org and managed the creation of the Center for Service Learning at the University of Kansas. He also worked in politics, in press and campaign management roles.

Hager serves on the national advisory board for SXSWEdu, is secretary of the board of directors for the Dramatists Guild Fund and regularly speaks at conferences, including the World Economic Forum, on development strategies.

From the blog

NCLD Celebrates the 1 in 5 at Annual Benefit Dinner

On Monday, March 5th, NCLD brought together 450 friends and supporters for its Annual Benefit Dinner at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening celebrated the 1 in 5 people with learning and attention issues, reducing stigma and lifting up the voices of the young people, parents and educators who NCLD serves each day. … Continue reading NCLD Celebrates the 1 in 5 at Annual Benefit Dinner

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