Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New High-Profile Appointments For President Of Policy, Advocacy, Chair Of Public Policy Advisory Board

Devex: With high-profile hiring announcement, CZI acknowledges the role of public policy in its work
“David Plouffe, the former top adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama who left the White House for Uber, is joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative [as president of policy and advocacy]. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook who co-founded CZI along with his wife Priscilla Chan, broke the news in a Facebook status Tuesday that also announced the selection of Ken Mehlman, who formerly ran the Republican National Committee and served as a campaign manager for former U.S. President George W. Bush[, as chair of a public policy advisory board]…” (Cheney, 1/10).

New York Times: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Builds Political Muscle for Philanthropic Work
“…The additions underline how Mr. Zuckerberg and Dr. Chan are pushing to give their philanthropic work — which has focused on education, science, and curing disease — a greater voice in Washington and among movements and advocacy groups across the country…” (Isaac, 1/10).