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Development Advocacy in the Age of Obama and Economic Uncertainty

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David Lane, President and CEO, ONE

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service welcomed David Lane, President and CEO of ONE, to the University of Texas as part of the Global Civil Society Lecture Series. Mr. Lane discussed development advocacy in the age of Obama during two events on April 22 and 23.

Prior to joining the team at ONE, David Lane was the Director of Public Policy and External Affairs and Director of the East Coast Office for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From 1993 through 2000, Mr. Lane served in a number of senior positions in the federal government, including Executive Director of the National Economic Council at the White House and Chief of Staff of the US Department of Commerce. Before joining the Clinton Administration, he worked as a management consultant and as a foreign policy legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate.

Mr. Lane has his Master of Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Vice-Chair of the Board of Transparency International USA.