Hilary McLean serves as Interim President of the Linked Learning Alliance. Ms. McLean has more than two decades of experience working on statewide policy issues and public affairs. At the Linked Learning Alliance, McLean manages advocacy, communications, governance, and operations work of the Alliance staff team, and plays a key role in coalition building. Her previous experience includes serving for five years as chief deputy press secretary for California Governor Gray Davis and seven years in a lead communications role at the California Department of Education.
In the Governor’s office and at the California Department of Education, McLean developed and managed communications strategy on a wide variety of political and public policy issues. Before serving in state government, McLean led earned media efforts on a number of successful political campaigns, including the 1998 election of Bill Lockyer as Attorney General and the defeat of Propositions 200, 201, and 202 in 1996. In 1994, McLean was selected as a California State Senate Fellow, serving on the staff of then-Senator Mike Thompson. Prior to her Senate Fellowship, McLean spent several years as a television news reporter and assignment editor. McLean earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University Chico.
A California native, McLean lives in Sacramento, California, with her husband, Armand Feliciano, and their two daughters, Sofia and Ella, both of whom attend public school in Sacramento.