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John Bridgeland
President & CEO
Civic Enterprises

John Bridgeland is President & CEO of Civic Enterprises. He works on issues ranging from the high school dropout crisis, to national parks, and poverty. He is vice chair of Malaria No More. Most recently, Bridgeland served as Assistant to the President of the United States and the first Director of the USA Freedom Corps. In that role, he coordinated more than $1 billion in domestic and international service initiatives and worked with non-profits, corporations and schools to foster a culture of service in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Prior to that, Bridgeland served as Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, where he coordinated policy on more than 100 issues. Bridgeland began his professional career by practicing law in the New York and Paris, France offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell. He also served as Chief of Staff and Counsel to former U.S. Congressman Rob Portman. Bridgeland graduated with honors in government from Harvard University and received his J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Ryan Hill TEAM Schools
Philip Howard Common Good
Samuel Issacharoff New York University School of Law
Christopher Cerf Office of the Mayor of New York City
Arthur C. Brooks American Enterprise Institute

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