Cierra Mangal is the Director of Communications at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. In her role, Cierra implements strategies to change narratives surrounding learning disabilities and attention disorders to transform mindsets and practices primarily within the education system. She has experience managing large-scale, integrated campaigns from strategy to execution, storytelling, and executive positioning.
Before joining NCLD, Cierra served as the Director of Marketing at Lambert & Co., where she spearheaded marketing strategies for the firm and its growing family of companies. Prior to that, she was the Public Relations Lead at Ghafari Associates. She developed and executed media relations strategy, corporate social responsibility programming, content and brand development, and expert positioning for the global architecture and engineering firm. She also led marketing initiatives for the company as a Senior Marketing Coordinator and was a Project Manager at a leading advertising agency in metro Detroit.
Cierra is passionate about championing inclusivity in hopes of creating more unified and diverse futures for the next generations. Through both her professional and personal experiences, Cierra has used her influence to help others start conversations, shift attitudes and shape culture.
Cierra graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Integrative Public Relations and a minor in Journalism. Her alma mater has recognized her as a Class of 2021 “10 within 10” for her accomplishments in her career, mentorship, and activism. She also sits on the university’s Detroit Outreach Task Force as Chair. She was named the Inaugural Young Champion award recipient by the Diversity Action Alliance and DE&I professional of the year finalist by Ragan Communications in 2021.
Cierra enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and volunteering when not working.