Bruce Reed, Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, served for more than a decade as a top White House policy adviser in both the Clinton and Obama administrations.
As President Clinton’s chief domestic policy advisor, he oversaw a host of domestic and social policies, including education, crime, and welfare reform. In the Obama White House, he served as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden, working on economic, fiscal, and tax policy, education, and gun violence. He previously served as executive director of the Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction commission.
Reed is now CEO and Co-Founder of Civic, a bipartisan policy ideas company. Previously, Reed was the first president of the Broad Foundation. At the Aspen Institute, he is also a member of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group.
Reed began his career as chief speechwriter for Sen. Al Gore, policy director for Gov. Bill Clinton at the Democratic Leadership Council, and deputy campaign manager for policy of the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign. He is a longtime contributor to Slate and the New Republic and co-authored The Plan: Big Ideas for Change in America with Rahm Emanuel. He graduated from Princeton and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.