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Meg Towner

Senior Marketing Manager

Meg Towner serves as the Senior Marketing Manager at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). She develops digital strategies and connects Understood to influencers, experts and new media with the goal of engaging parents, educators and medical professionals.

Prior to NCLD, Meg worked to create and execute digital and social campaigns and partnerships for companies like A+E Television Networks, Lifetime Television, Cipriani Hospitality Group, Skype and the Finger Lakes Region of New York. She was given the position of lead social strategist and community manager for Hilton Hotels Luxury Brands (Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Hotels) after developing and launching the Waldorf Astoria New York into the social-media sphere.

The greatest compliment she’s ever received in her career thus far came in the form of a Washington Post article: “Meg Towner, the Waldorf’s social media manager, met us by the iconic clock on the hotel’s ground floor. A Minnesota native, she went to college in North Dakota and made the not-so-subtle transition from Grand Forks to Manhattan. In her time at the Waldorf, she had accumulated an encyclopedic knowledge of every part of the hotel.” She always prides herself on knowing her clients inside and out so she can go to market with the best possible arsenal of data and key messaging.

Meg is passionate about traveling, a highlight being the nearly two years she spent volunteering in Africa. She also loves cats—specifically her cats Bingley and Darcy, whom she adopted from the NYC-ASPCA and all Grumpy Cat memes—her iPhone (which never seems to have enough storage for all the new apps), and the people who help her understand just what make communities click.

From the policy blog

Working Together For Education Funding #MakesSense

Written by Griffin Stein | 6 days ago

On Wednesday, July 18th, I joined the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) coalition on Capitol Hill to advocate for greater federal investment in education. Representing NCLD, I met with staffers and other coalition members, from as far away as Colorado and Texas, in support of the #5CentsMakesSense campaign, which calls for increased funding from a … Continue reading Working Together For Education Funding #MakesSense

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