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John Bridgeland, CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based public-policy firm Civic Enterprises, served as director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President George W. Bush, as assistant to the president and as the first director of the USA Freedom Corps.
A senior adviser to Results for America, he was a contributor to the 2014 book "Moneyball for Government" and author of the book "Heart of the Nation: Volunteering and America's Civic Spirit." He has long been active on the issue of the high-school dropout crisis, authoring or co-authoring a dozen reports related to the issue, and in efforts to end malaria deaths in Africa.
Bridgeland began his professional career practicing law in New York and Paris and also served as chief of staff and counsel to former U.S. Rep. Rob Portman. He graduated with honors in government from Harvard University, studied at the College of Europe and Universite Libre de Bruxelles as a Rotary International Fellow, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia.