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Dan Meyer joins Initiative Foundation Board

The Initiative Foundation named Dan Meyer to its regional board of trustees, where he will serve a renewable three-year term.

Meyer is the board chair of Atomic Learning, Inc., which provides technology training services and products to schools, small businesses and individuals. Meyer was among a group of educators who launched Atomic Learning in 2000 and served as CEO from 2007-12.

“Dan’s passion for technology and education make him an excellent addition to our board as we address challenges facing central Minnesota businesses and communities,” said Kathy Gaalswyk, Initiative Foundation president.

“The combination of changing demographics in the work force, skills needed by an increasingly technological workplace and the globalization of our economy present significant challenges and opportunities for the Initiative Foundation to continue to positively impact the region,” said Meyer.

Meyer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business education from Concordia College, Moorhead, and a Master of Arts degree in technology and learning from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul.

He currently serves on the Brainerd YMCA Foundation Board and has been involved with many other organizations including the International Society for Technology in Education and Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

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