John Bailey

Non-resident Senior Fellow


John serves as a strategic advisor to entrepreneurs, policymakers, investors, and philanthropists, including the Walton Family Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,, and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). John served as a domestic policy advisor in the White House where he coordinated the Administration’s efforts during the credit crisis to stabilize $200 billion in student loans. He also served as a negotiator for the Trade Adjustment Assistance reauthorization. As Deputy Policy Director to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, John contributed to the first National Pandemic Strategy and the President’s package of high-skilled immigration reforms. He also served Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. John is a fellow and moderator in the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He serves on boards for Zearn Math, U.S. Digital Response, the Federation of American Scientists, Pope Francis’ Scholas Initiative, and the Bush Institute.