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John is a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fellow working on issued related to economic mobility, criminal justice reform, and education. He is also a visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute exploring the future of work and Opportunity Zones/Funds. He also serves as an advisor to the Walton Family Foundation.
John’s experience has involved a range of issues including technology, immigration, education, and economic mobility. John previously served as a domestic policy advisor in the White House, Deputy Policy Director to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. He co-founded the strategic advisory firm Whiteboard Advisors, served as a senior program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and most recently was the VP of Policy for Governor Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education.
John is a Pahara-Aspen Institute Fellow, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and an alumnus of the American Council on Germany Young Leaders Program. He also serves on advisory boards for the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work, the Bush Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, and National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. He has served as an advisor to five Presidential campaigns.
He previously served on the DC board for the social innovation fund Indego Africa. He co-chaired the Aspen Institute’s Task Force on Connected Learning and was a member of the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Commission.