Full Name
John Bailey
Job Title
Walton Family Foundation
Speaker Bio
John’s experience has spanned government, philanthropy, and the private sector working on a range of issues including technology, immigration, education, and economic mobility.

He current serves as a fellow at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and as an advisor to the Walton Family Foundation. He is also a visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute working on COVID-19 and Opportunity Zones. He also hosts the TechEnabled podcast at AEI.

John previously served as a domestic policy advisor in the White House, 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 VP of Policy for Governor Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education.

John is on the board of directors for Zearn Math. He also serves on advisory boards for the COVID Collaborative, Pope Francis’ Scholas Occurrentes, the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work, the Tech Talent Project, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Hypothesis Studio, and Kenzie Academy. He is a Pahara-Aspen Institute Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

He has served as a reviewer for the TechStars Workforce Accelerator, Communities Thrive Challenge, Adult Literacy XPrize, the $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge, and Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge.

John has served on the DC board for the social innovation fund Indego Africa and the Data Quality Campaign. He co-chaired the Aspen Institute’s Task Force on Connected Learning and was an ex-officio member of the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Commission. He is also an alumnus of the American Council on Germany Young Leaders Program.
John Bailey