Senior Advisor for Public Sector Initiatives, HelloWallet
Trooper Sanders is senior advisor for public sector initiatives at HelloWallet, a financial guidance technology company. He is also founder of Wise Whisper, a cause consulting practice helping leaders and organizations develop and improve initiatives tackling critical social challenges. Most recently Trooper served as an advisor to U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, leading Mrs.Obama’s efforts supporting America’s military families. He also developed Mrs. Obama’s international youth engagement platform and managed her international public diplomacy efforts, including travel to Africa, Europe and Latin America. Previously, Trooper was domestic policy advisor to former U.S. President Bill Clinton and oversaw the William J. Clinton Foundation’s domestic initiatives spanning economic opportunity and children’s health. 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 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 (the Forum) where he established the Forum’s presence in Egypt and supported efforts forging ties between the World Bank and business in emerging economies. 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.
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