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Eugene B. Sperling, President, Sperling Economic Strategies

Director Since 2017

Eugene B. Sperling currently heads Sperling Economic Strategies, which advises various companies, start-ups, philanthropies and foundations, and is a contributing editor for The Atlantic. Mr. Sperling served as Director of the National Economic Council (NEC) and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy in the White House under President Clinton from 1997 to 2001 and under President Obama from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Sperling was co-chair of the first White House Manufacturing Council and helped launch the Select USA initiative. Mr. Sperling also served as counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and as a member of the President’s Auto Task Force. He was the founder and director, from 2002 to 2008, of the Center for Universal Education, which specializes in education for girls and boys in developing and conflict-impacted nations.

Mr. Sperling graduated from the University of Minnesota and Yale Law School and attended Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.