John Bailey serves as the Vice President of Policy at the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a state-based education advocacy organization. His experience includes senior positions in the private sector, White House, and U.S. Department of Commerce. He served as the nation’s second Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. He co-founded Whiteboard Advisors, where he helped government officials, policy influencers, investors, and technology leaders understand and navigate complex regulatory issues and adopt innovation-friendly policies. He also served as a senior program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Data Quality Campaign and previously served on the regional board for the social innovation fund Indego Africa. He is an alumnus of the American Council on Germany Young Leaders Program and in 2014 was selected to participate as a Pahara-Aspen Fellow.