Damian Thorman

Damian Thorman

Mr. Thorman is currently the Director of the Social Innovation Fund which a joint project of the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service.  He has held a number of senior executive positions in and out of government.  In Washington, D.C. Mr. Thorman served as Senior Political and Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative Bill Richardson, Professional Staff Member of the U.S. House Education Committee and Assistant Director of the Academy of Pediatrics.  He helped lead the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s transition from an operating foundation to a foundation focused on systemic change.  While at the Knight Foundation, Mr. Thorman led the foundation’s national strategy, which focused on increasing participation in the democratic process through innovative approaches such as technology.  This included a $40 million Tech for Engagement program which focused on building the civic tech field and investing in innovative tech start-ups.  Mr. Thorman also served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Missouri.  He holds a J.D. and MBA.


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