Doug Band

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Bill Clinton, Doug Band, & Franklin Urteaga, 2006

Douglas J. "Doug" Band (born October 1972) is a former advisor to President Bill Clinton. He assisted in creating the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and is also a founding partner and president of Teneo,[1] a global consulting firm. Among his other roles, he is a member of Coca-Cola's International Advisory Committee[2] and a professor at New York University.[3]

Early life[edit]

A native of Sarasota, Florida, Band is an alumnus of Pine View School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida with a major in English and a minor in Ethics. As an undergraduate at Florida, Band was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He later attended Georgetown University's graduate school at night to earn a master's degree in liberal arts and then he earned a law degree at night from Georgetown University Law Center.[4]

Career during presidency[edit]

Douglas J. Band previously served as counselor to President Clinton. He began working in the White House in 1995 working with Cheryl Mills as an unpaid intern in the White House Counsel's Office. Band served in the White House Counsel's office for four years, becoming a special assistant to the President before he was made one of the youngest deputy assistants ever to serve a President. Band concluded his final year in the White House in the Oval Office as the President's Aide.[5]

Post-presidential activities[edit]

Band served as counselor and chief advisor to President Clinton until 2013, and is described as "the key architect of Clinton's post-presidency." Although he was not the CEO, he oversaw the 1,200 employees of both the William J. Clinton Foundation and the President's personal office.[5] In his previous role, Band traveled to nearly 100 countries, over 2,000 cities, and helped and advised several heads of state transition out of public office into private life. He assisted in creating and building the Clinton Global Initiative that has raised, according to figures released by the Clinton Foundation, $69 billion for 2,100 philanthropic projects around the world.[6] Clinton has credited Band with being the originator of CGI and has noted that "Doug had the idea to do this."[7]

Band was responsible for negotiating with the Obama Administration for then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to become Secretary of State.[8] He also accompanied former President Clinton during negotiations leading to the release of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee on August 4, 2009.[9]


Doug Band serves on the Coca-Cola Company International Advisory Board,[3] is a trustee at the Oklahoma National Memorial Museum,[10] and also serves on the Vote Vets advisory board.[11] Band was a member of the Board of Directors for the USA Bid Committee in its effort to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.[12]

Band also serves on the faculty of New York University as an adjunct associate professor.[3]

He and his wife Lily live in New York City.[4][13] Clinton gave a toast at Band's wedding.[14]

Band's physician brother Roger Band serves as Clinton's personal physician on overseas trips.[4]

Band is the youngest of four children of David and Myrna Band.[14]



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