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ISTA Names New Executive Director

Today, the ISTA Board of Directors named Dan Holub as the new executive director of the Indiana State Teachers Association. He will begin his role April 24. 

“We were pleased to find someone with the right leadership skills and experience who has a keen understanding of what it takes to build and sustain a strong and growing membership organization,” said ISTA President Teresa Meredith. “Holub also shares our deep commitment to educators, public schools and the kids who attend.” 

Holub brings 25 years of experience as an advocate and union leader most recently serving as the executive director of the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE), an independent labor union that represents more than 14,000 state government employees. Before joining MAPE, Holub served as director of quality education advocacy at the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) leading WEAC’s bargaining, legislative advocacy, organizing, political action, research and educational programs for three years. 

After graduating with distinction from The University of Iowa College of Law in 1991, Holub joined the Legal Services Corporation of Iowa before moving on to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 204 as its general counsel. In 2001, he headed to The University of Iowa Labor Center where he taught and managed the center’s educational and research programs and services.  

“I am so thrilled to be joining the Indiana State Teachers Association as its new executive director,” said Holub. “Hoosier educators deserve an organization like ISTA that supports them, stands by them, tells their stories and amplifies their voices. I look forward to being part of ISTA to further public education in Indiana.”