Simon Rosenberg is President and Founder of NDN, a leading progressive think tank and advocacy organization. Simon has worked in national politics and the media world for more than 20 years. He started his career in network television, as a writer and producer at ABC News for five years, before working on the Dukakis and Clinton Presidential campaigns. On the Clinton campaign, he was a member of the famous 1992 Clinton War Room. After the campaign, Simon worked at the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Leadership Council and then started what is now NDN in 1996.
During his time at the helm of NDN and its predecessor organization the New Democrat Network, Simon has helped elect more than 50 new members to the Senate and House of Representatives, has been an influential champion of a new and more modern agenda for the nation, has been an innovator in helping progressives reach out to and communicate with Hispanic voters, and has been a leader in creating a 21st century progressive movement.
Simon is a member of the Aspen Institute’s 2001 Class of Henry Crown Fellows, served on the 2004 Democratic National Convention Platform Committee, and sits on the board of the Tisch College for Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. A 1985 graduate of Tufts University, Simon and his family live in Washington, DC.