Trooper Sanders is founder of Wise Whisper, a social cause practice helping leaders, companies and non-profit organizations develop new and maximize the effectiveness of existing initiatives tackling critical social challenges. Most recently Trooper served as deputy director of policy to U.S. first lady Michelle Obama. Previously, he was domestic policy advisor to former U.S. President Bill Clinton. During the 2004 election season, he founded Time to Vote, a campaign encouraging employers to provide workers with flexible leave on Election Day. He also served as communications advisor to the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and, during a Robert Bosch Foundation fellowship in Germany, worked for the anti-corruption non-profit Transparency International and Ashoka, a non-profit supporting social entrepreneurs. His government service began as a White House policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore. His international career began in the United Kingdom as a policy analyst with The Prince of Wales’s Business Leaders Forum. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Trooper has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree from the London School of Economics.