Melody Barnes

Co-Founder and Principal, MB2 Solutions; Former Domestic Policy Advisor, Obama White House; Chair, Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute

Melody Barnes is co-founder and principal of MB2 Solutions, a domestic strategy firm, and a senior fellow in presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. She was assistant to the president and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council from 2009 until 2012. Previously, she was executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress and chief counsel for then-senator Edward Kennedy. Barnes chairs the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund and serves on the boards of Ventas, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation, the Marguerite Casey Foundation, Year Up, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Videos/Audio of Melody Barnes

What’s best for the United States moving ahead when it comes to immigration, health care, jobs creation, education, and... See more
Following the announcement of her post as the head of the Aspen Institute's Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, Melody... See more
Welcome by:Justin Smith, The Atlantic, and Walter Isaacson, The Aspen InstituteA variety of 2011 Aspen Ideas speakers... See more
A conversation with Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes. See more
Melody Barnes is the President's Domestic Policy Adviser and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council.   See more
What are politicians and organizations doing to increase the number of female representatives in Congress? What do we... See more

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