Linda Flanagan, a PCA Chapter Board Member and dedicated PCA supporter, is a former high-school cross-country coach and author of the forthcoming book, Should Kids Play Sports? to be published by Portfolio/Penguin Random House.
She was editor of a 2011 task force report on job creation, and Executive Editor for the HELP Commission, a federal body mandated to produce recommendations to reform foreign assistance. Before that, she worked on the design and development of a graduate seminar on business and national security at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Ms. Flanagan also has produced case studies for the Defense Department’s Commission on Roles and Missions, and has provided editorial guidance to senior national security fellows at Harvard University. Ms. Flanagan was a national security analyst at the National Security Program, Harvard University, where she wrote case studies on defense and foreign relations. She holds a B.A. from Lehigh University, an M.Stud. from Oxford University, and an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Government at Tufts University. Ms. Flanagan lives in Summit, N.J. with her husband Robert and three children.