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Heather McGhee      

Distinguished Senior Fellow & Former President of Demos, A Progressive Think Tank

Heather McGhee joined Demos in 2002 and served as its president from 2014 through June 2018. A recognized thought leader on the national stage, McGhee is now a Distinguished Senior Fellow there, advancing the vision of an equal say and an equal chance through her writing, public speaking, and media appearances. Prior to her tenure as president, she was the vice president of policy and outreach for Demos.

In 2009, she co-chaired a task force within Americans for Financial Reform that helped shape provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In 2008, she served as deputy policy director for domestic and economic policy with the John Edwards for President Campaign.

She serves as a contributor to NBC News and frequently appears on shows such Meet the Press. Her opinions, writing, and research have appeared in numerous outlets, including The New York Times, The Nation, and The Hill. She has received New York University’s McSilver Award for Leaders in the Fight Against Poverty, and Citizen Action of New York’s Progressive Leadership Award.

McGhee currently serves on the boards of the Center for Working Families, Consumer Reports and Indivisible. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.


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