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Michael Myers is The Rockefeller Foundation’s Managing Director for Policy, leading the organization’s policy work to advance key priorities such as healthy food and economic opportunity.  Based in Washington, D.C., his work is focused primarily on the United States.

Mr. Myers joined the Foundation in 2010 and led the organization’s successful Centennial program, which launched future priorities including the 100 Resilient Cities program, an initiative to reduce food waste and improving health by addressing environmental factors.  From 2013 to 2017, he led the Foundation’s global health work including an international campaign for universal health coverage.

Previously, Myers served in leadership capacities in the United States Senate, including as Chief Counsel and Staff Director to the late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, covering a range of issues such as health care, employment, economic development, refugees, immigration, and education.  Myers’ previous work was on refugee and international humanitarian matters for non-governmental organizations and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Mr. Myers holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in political science from Columbia University.

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