Senior Director, Special Events


Events Team



William Flanagan

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William “Billy” Flanagan is the senior director of Special Events at American Progress. He comes from the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, a nonprofit advocacy group working for greater medical research funding, where he served as programs coordinator. Prior to that, he worked in events at the Human Rights Campaign.

Flanagan is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he studied music and psychology, and received his master’s certificate in event planning from the University of Virginia. Flanagan is a native of the Washington, D.C., area, having grown up in Alexandria, Virginia, and attended Gonzaga College High School.


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Be Thankful for Immigrants

As a nation of immigrants, we should be thankful for their enduring contributions and continuing influence, writes William Flanagan.

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