David Plouffe

Head of Policy & Advocacy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

David Plouffe is the Head of Policy & Advocacy at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization that seeks to engineer change at scale in science, education, and issues related to justice & opportunity. David leads CZI’s policy and advocacy work, as well as their Justice & Opportunity Initiative, focusing on criminal justice reform, housing affordability, immigration reform, and the initiative’s Bay Area giving.

For more than 25 years, David has developed strategies to bring people together around common causes. He has held senior positions in government and the private sector including his role as manager of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. David also served as White House Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chief Advisor at Uber Technologies, Inc.

He is a veteran of several congressional, gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns and served as Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and senior staff member to Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a BA from the University of Delaware and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Audacity to Win.