John Bridgeland currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Civic Enterprises, a public policy firm in Washington, D.C. Prior to founding Civic Enterprises, Mr. Bridgeland served as Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Assistant to President George W. Bush, Director of the USA Freedom Corps, and Chief of Staff & Special Counsel to U.S. Congressman Rob Portman. He also co-led the Policy Transition Team for President George W. Bush in 2000-2001. In 2007, he led the National Summit on America's Silent Epidemic alongside the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Governors Association, TIME Magazine, and MTV to bring attention to the high school dropout crisis. Mr. Bridgeland was also a co-convener of ServiceNation, a Presidential forum that showcased a 10-point plan to increase community, national, and international service opportunities. For his work in promoting the national service agenda, Mr. Bridgeland was selected as NonProfit Times Executive of the Year. He currently serves on twelve non-profit boards, including City Year, Earth Conservation Corps, the President’s Advisory Board at EARTH University in Costa Rica, National Conference on Citizenship, the Public Advisory Board at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, and the Partnership for Public Service. He is Vice Chairman of Malaria No More and a Senior Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Malaria.
He holds a B.A. degree from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.