John Bailey

Policy Executive, Photographer, and Consultant in Washington, DC

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John Bailey serves as the VP of Policy for ExcelinEd and Executive Director of Digital Learning Now! He co-founded Whiteboard Advisors, which provides strategic consulting for investors, philanthropies, and entrepreneurs. John previously served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. John has also worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as serving as a top technology and innovation advisor to the Secretary of Commerce. He also was appointed by the Secretary of Education to be the nation's second Director of Educational Technology, where he oversaw more than $1 billion in annual grants and research projects.

In 2009, John was named as one of 25 American Council on Germany "Young Leaders" to participate in an annual conference with German business, finance, and government professionals. He was also selected by eSchoolNews as one of the 30 most influential leaders in the education technology industry. He is a board member for the Data Quality Campaign and previously served on the regional board of the social venture Indego Africa.