Nathan Daschle is the founder and CEO of Ruck.us, an online political engagement community. From 2007 to 2010, Nathan was the Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), where he managed a $50 million annual budget and staff of over 20. Over the four-year period in which he led DGA, the organization set numerous fundraising records and won a majority of its targeted races. Nathan previously served as DGA’s Counsel and Director of Policy, and before this he was a litigation associate at Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C. Nathan has served in the legislative affairs office of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees and the Natural Resources Defense Council. He also worked on the 1996 U.S. Senate campaign of Tom Strickland (CO).
In October 2010, Nathan was recognized as one of Time magazine’s “40 under 40” rising stars in politics. He was also profiled in the September 2010 issue of Details magazine as one of the “16 game-changers in the worlds of entertainment, politics, fashion, and technology” in a piece titled “Mavericks.” In July 2006, Nathan was named as one of Washington’s “40 Top Lawyers Under 40” by Washingtonian magazine.
Nathan also currently serves on the advisory boards of EverFi and Rubicon Public Sector, as well as the faculty of Public Squared. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2002 and his B.A., with distinction, from Northwestern University in 1995.