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David Plouffe

President, Policy & Advocacy at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Senior Advisor & Campaign Manager to President Obama

A pioneering force in the fields of politics, technology and grassroots leadership, and with extensive experience in successfully leading large teams, David Plouffe has distinguished himself as a proven field general and innovator at Uber and policy and advocacy advisor to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Widely known as the “architect” of President Obama’s two presidential campaigns, Plouffe took an unprecedented approach to reach voters by leveraging technology and big data, which forever changed the campaign landscape.

As Senior Advisor to President Obama, he was at the center of the debate on the key issues now facing our country, from tax and entitlement reform to immigration reform to foreign policy challenges. Following the White House, Plouffe served as chief advisor to Uber and led the policy and advocacy team for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropy run by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla.

Plouffe inspires creativity and motivation for innovative solutions pertinent to any organization seeking to be at the forefront of change in their industry. He is the author of New York Times best-seller The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory (2010).