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Greg Nelson

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the National Economic Council
Greg is currently responsible for a policy portfolio that includes the U.S. participation in the G7 and G20, infrastructure, entrepreneurship and startups. For the past two years, Greg was Chief of Staff at the National Economic Council, where he coordinated NEC’s policy development, managed operations, and worked across the White House to support and implement the President’s economic policy priorities. Previously, Greg was Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement focused on public-private partnerships and setting up the White House’s private sector outreach, including as Deputy Director of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He focused the first two years of the Administration on energy, innovation, and technology policy. Prior to the White House, Greg lived on the West Coast where he helped build and sell a technology company, developed new businesses in energy and biomaterials, and consulted for businesses, nonprofits, and foundations. He holds a BA in political science and history from Yale University.

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