Dane Linn
Vice President


  • Common Core assessments
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • High schools

Dane Linn is a vice president for the Business Roundtable, where he oversees the Education & Workforce Committee, advancing the BRT’s positions on education reform, U.S. innovation capacity and workforce preparedness. Linn previously served as executive director of state policy at the College Board and director of the Educational Policy Division of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. During his 16 years in this role, Linn represented governors’ education policy issues at the federal level and to state and local associations. He also co-led the development of the Common Core state standards. In addition, Linn has led national efforts to ensure more students are college- and career-ready. Before joining the NGA, Linn worked for 14 years in the education system as coordinator of the Office of Special Education Programs for the West Virginia Department of Education. Linn is a doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech, and holds a master’s degree in education administration from West Virginia Graduate College and bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education from Cabrini College.