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Kevin Hager

Kevin Hager

Managing Director, Understood

Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, NCLD

Kevin Hager is the Managing Director of Understood, Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), where he oversees online strategy and engagement.

At NCLD, Kevin has led successful efforts to significantly increase fundraising for the organization, while at the same time diversifying funding streams and increasing unrestricted revenue. Working with several of the top website, social media, PR and strategic planning experts in the country, he led the process of creating a comprehensive, forward-thinking plan to scale the organization’s brand and more effectively engage key audiences. This resulted in the creation of a new, fully funded online strategy and engagement department overseen by Kevin.

Prior to his work at NCLD, Kevin managed the creation of the Center for Service Learning at the University of Kansas. He then moved into political campaigns, serving as the press secretary for a DCCC “Top 10 Race” and ultimately as campaign manager for a large municipal campaign before moving to New York to serve as the development director of DoSomething.org.

Kevin has presented on effective fundraising strategies at countless conferences and gatherings around the world, including at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He also serves as the secretary of the board of directors for the Dramatists Guild Fund.

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