Linda Moore (businesswoman)

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Linda Moore
Born 1961
Alma mater University of Texas
Occupation CEO, TechNet
Political party Democratic

Linda Moore is an American businesswoman and political strategist, currently serving as the CEO of tech policy advocacy organization TechNet. Previously, she was deputy political director in the Clinton White House, and served as field director of the Democratic Leadership Council.

Early life and education[edit]

Moore was born in Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. During school she worked for the Lloyd Doggett 1984 campaign for the United States Senate.[1]

Career[edit]

Early years and Clinton administration[edit]

After graduation, Moore moved to Washington, D.C. and continued working with political campaigns, joining the staff of Dick Gephardt's 1988 presidential bid.[2] She later joined the Democratic Leadership Council, a center-left organization that promoted the ideals of the New Democrats and backed Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential election. She became the field director, turning it into the policy and political backbone of the Clinton campaign.[3]

Moore served in the White House during both terms of the Clinton Administration. She initially served as a special assistant to the President, a styling given to tertiary staffers. During the second term, she became deputy assistant to the President, a second-level staff position, and also served in the second term as the deputy political director in the Office of Political Affairs. Moore took a leave in the fall of 1996 to serve as deputy political director for the Clinton-Gore reelection campaign.

Post-White House and TechNet[edit]

In 2001, following her tenure in the White House, Moore joined the staff of Indiana senator Evan Bayh, at the time a leading force for moderate and centrist democrats, serving as his senior advisor until 2011. Her influence in that capacity extended to both his political dealings in Congress and his chairmanship of the Democratic Leadership Council.[3]

She was recruited by John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign to serve as political director for John Edwards, Kerry's running mate. In 2008, she was brought on to Hillary Clinton's campaign as a senior advisor and director of congressional affairs.[1]

In the fall of 2011, Moore was named a resident fellow at Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP), where she led a weekly seminar on the decline of centrists and the increase of polarization in both parties and its impact on policy and politics. Moore then served on Harvard IOP's Fellows Alumni Advisory Council.[3] In March 2012, Moore was appointed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).[4]

In February 2014, Moore was named president and CEO of TechNet,[5] a technology based advocacy group backing the interests of companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple. In May 2014, Moore was named to the board of the Women's High-Tech Coalition,[6] a non-partisan organization of women technology executives. In 2015, she was included in FedScoop's list of Top 50 Women in Technology.[7] In 2016, Wired listed her as one of a new class of tech insiders in the political elite with great influence in the 2016 presidential election.[8]

Moore is an advocate of increasing women's access to and representation in STEM related fields, and has written that the acceptance and inclusion of computer science in secondary schooling curricula is integral in maintaining the United States' competitiveness, as well as ensuring that such curricula are open and available to women and other demographics that remain underrepresented in those fields.[9]

Publications[edit]

"LAX Doesn’t Fly in Rideshare Era." Los Angeles Business Journal, November 17, 2015.

"The Question That Should Be Asked at the GOP Debate… But Probably Won’t Be." Morning Consult, August 6, 2015.

"Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Help Ensure Global Leadership of U.S. Innovation Sector." The Hill, January 26, 2016.

"Computer Science is the Key to America’s Skills Crisis." TechCrunch, March 4, 2016.

"Computers Will Boost R.I. Students." The Providence Journal, April 16, 2016.

"Fix America's Ailing International Tax System." The Hill, April 26, 2016.

"5 Steps Trump Must Take to Grow Jobs and the Economy." CNBC, November 16, 2016.

"A Million New American Jobs? Our Nation's Startups Can Help With That." The Hill, April 4, 2017.

"A New Wave of Innovation and Job Creation." Morning Consult, April 28, 2017.

"Two Years After OPM Cyberattack, More Must Be Done." Morning Consult, June 13, 2017.

"Tax Reform Could Create 5 Million Jobs." Washington Examiner, June 14, 2017.

“L.A. Should Make it Easier to Enjoy Home-Sharing Opportunities: Guest Commentary” Los Angeles Daily News, September 29, 2017.

"Amazon's Headquarters Hunt a Wake-Up Call on U.S. Education" The Hill, October 18, 2017.

"Modernize NAFTA, Don't Ditch It" Washington Examiner, January 29, 2018.

"Atlanta’s Cyberattack Underscores Our Nation’s Cyber Insecurity" Morning Consult, April 13, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide | Moody College of Communication". Moody College of Communication. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Up close ... Richard Gephardt". Beaver County Times. Pennsylvania: The Times/Beaver Newspapers, Inc. December 1, 1994. p. D2. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Linda Moore Forbes". The Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Linda Moore on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Moore to take TechNet's top spot". POLITICO. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  6. ^ "WHTC: Who We Are". Retrieved 2018-05-17. 
  7. ^ "D.C.'s Top 50 Women in Tech 2015". FedScoop. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  8. ^ "Meet the 20 Tech Insiders Defining the 2016 Campaign". WIRED. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  9. ^ Moore, Linda. "Computer science is the key to America's skills crisis". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 

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