John Bailey

John Bailey is an advisor at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative where he works on strategies related to economic mobility, criminal justice reform, and education. He also serves as an advisor to the Walton Family Foundation. He is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute researching opportunity zones and the future of work. Mr. Bailey served as a domestic policy advisor in the White House coordinating the policy process with agencies and White House including ESEA, the Higher Education Act, job training, and the Trade Adjustment Assistance reauthorization. He served as the 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 vice president of policy for Governor Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education. Mr. Bailey 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, Data Quality Campaign, Kenzie Academy, and National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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