John Bridgeland

President and CEO, Civic Enterprises; Chair, Franklin Project, The Aspen Institute

John Bridgeland is CEO of Civic Enterprises, a public policy firm in Washington, D.C., and co-chair of the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute, a new initiative to create a voluntary, civilian national service counterpart to military service in the United States. He is author of Heart of the Nation: Volunteering and America’s Civic Spirit, which is being assigned in classes on many college campuses. In 2010, President Obama appointed Bridgeland to the White House Council for Community Solutions. He previously served as director of the White House Domestic Policy Council in the first term of President George W. Bush and as first director of the USA Freedom Corps.

Videos/Audio of John Bridgeland

Young adults throughout the US are volunteering — at all ages — and at such a level that as a group, they are now known... See more
Imagine a presidential election in which candidates from both parties and leaders across sectors come together and... See more
At the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival, General Stanley McChrystal spoke compellingly about how our notion of "service" had... See more