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Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors to the Institute of Politics includes a diverse group of leaders in civic life, politics, business and journalism. Board members offer their expertise and guidance to the Institute staff and meet annually in Chicago to review the Institute’s operation and programming.

Board of Advisors

David Axelrod

Founding Director of the Institute of Politics.

Joaquín Castro

Member, U.S. Congress (D-TX)

Stephanie Cutter

Partner, Precision Strategies
Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Barack Obama

Bob Dold

Former Member, U.S. Congress (R-IL) Partner, Forbes Tate

Robert Gibbs

Senior Counsel, Bully Pulpit Interactive Former White House Press Secretary

Ed Gillespie

Senior Executive Vice President, AT&T Former RNC Chairman

Larry Grisolano

Partner & CEO, AKPD Message and Media

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Biographer, Historian, and Political Commentator

Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)

Former Member, U.S. Senate (D-ND) Co-founder and Chair of the One Country Project

Bill Kristol

Editor-at-Large, The Bulwark Founder, The Weekly Standard

Ray LaHood

Co-Chair, Building America’s Future Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Isaac Lee

Executive Chairman, Exile Content Studio

Michael Morell

Senior Counselor, Beacon Global Strategies Former Acting Director & Deputy Director, CIA

David Muir

Former Director of Political Strategy for UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Shailagh Murray

Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, Columbia University Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

Mike Murphy

Co-director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future Republican Strategist

Beth Myers

Co-founder, The Shawmut Group Former Senior Advisor to U.S. Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

Bakari Sellers

Former South Carolina State Representative

Darren Reisberg

Vice President for Programs and Strategy, the Joyce Foundation

Deval Patrick

Former Governor of Massachusetts

Bret Stephens

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times

Karen Tumulty

Political Columnist, The Washington Post

Amy Walter

National Editor, The Cook Political Report

Howard Wolfson

Senior Advisor, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Ex Officio Member: Sofia Gross

Global Public Policy Manager, Snap, Inc.

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