Full Name
John P. Bailey
Job Title
Nonresident Senior Fellow
American Enterprise Institute
Speaker Bio
John Bailey is a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and also host of the podcast TechEnabled. His experience has spanned government, philanthropy, and the private sector working on a range of issues including technology, immigration, COVID-19 response, the future of work, and economic mobility.

Mr. Bailey previously served as special assistant to the president for domestic policy at the White House from 2007 to January 2009. He served as the Deputy Policy Director to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce where he contributed to the first national pandemic preparedness strategy and worked on policies related to American competitiveness and comprehensive immigration reform. He previously served as Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and as Vice President for Policy for Governor Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education.

Mr. Bailey is a Pahara-Aspen Institute Fellow, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and an alumnus of the American Council on Germany Young Leaders Program. He serves on advisory boards for the COVID Collaborative, the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work, Pope Francis’ Scholars Initiative, the Bush Institute, and the Center for Democracy and Technology. He has served as an advisor to four presidential campaigns.

He has served as a reviewer for the TechStars Workforce Accelerator, Communities Thrive Challenge, Adult Literacy XPrize, the $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge, and Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge.

His writings include the bipartisan “COVID Blueprint for Back to School” and “Is it safe to reopen schools?” which examined 130 studies related to COVID-19, children, and schools. His book chapters include “Education Savings Account” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), “Educational Entrepreneurship Today” (Harvard University Press, 2016), and “Private Enterprise and Public Education” (Teachers College Press, 2013).
John P. Bailey