Economist & Writer
Broderick Johnson has over three decades of experience as a lawyer, policy advisor, and strategist, currently serving as executive vice president of both Public Policy and Digital Equity at Comcast. Before stepping into this role, Johnson was a senior of counsel at the International Law Firm of Covington & Burlington. Johnson has served under two US Presidents, first as deputy assistant to the president for Legislative Affairs in the Clinton Administration and then as assistant to the president and cabinet secretary for the Obama Administration. While in the Obama Administration, he was also appointed chair of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, an interagency initiative designed to identify and address the disparities that hinder the success of boys and young men of color. A friend of the Obama family, Johnson first met President Obama in 2003 during his campaign for US Senate, and went on to serve as an informal advisor during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and then as senior advisor during his 2012 re-election campaign. Today, Johnson sits on the board of the Obama Foundation and chairs the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Advisory Council.