John Bridgeland, Vice Chair
Bridge is CEO of Civic Enterprises, a public policy firm in Washington, D.C., and was Co-Chair of the Franklin Project at The Aspen Institute. He is also author of the book, Heart of the Nation: Volunteering and America’s Civic Spirit, which is being assigned in classes on college campuses.
In 2010, President Obama appointed Bridge to the White House Council for Community Solutions and he previously served as Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council in the first term of President George W. Bush, and then as Assistant to the President of the United States and first Director of the USA Freedom Corps, where he coordinated policy on international, national, community, and faith-based service in the aftermath of 9/11.
Bridge was also the first CEO and is now Vice Chairman of Malaria No More; his work on the high school dropout crisis helped bring national attention to the issue, and he recently co- authored “Can Government Play Moneyball?” for The Atlantic in addition to numerous other books and reports on several issues.
He currently serves on many nonprofit boards, including City Year; Earth Conservation Corps (Co-Chairman); EARTH University in Costa Rica (Chair, PAB); Malaria No More (Vice Chairman); the New Hampshire Institute of Politics; and the National Conference on Citizenship (National Advisory Chair).