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Jeremy Bernard is an author and political activist, and he served as White House social secretary and special assistant to the president from 2011 to 2015. He was president and CEO of The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles from 2018 to 2020. He is the co-author, with Lea Berman, of Treating People Well. Jeremy has been interviewed on television and for print articles over the course of his White House tenure and was profiled in a recent article in Vogue magazine as the first male and first gay White House social secretary (March 2015). He was also profiled in the New York Times, “White Gloves Not Needed” (Sunday, April 20, 2012). He lived in Paris and worked as the senior advisor to the U.S. Ambassador in France before becoming the White House social secretary. Prior to that, he was the White House liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities. He had his own consulting firm in Los Angeles, worked as director of government affairs for a cable television company, and worked for a family foundation. He has worked on various political campaigns, including the 1992 Clinton for President campaign, and on the 1993 Presidential Inaugural Committee, the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee and was appointed by President Clinton to the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He was also appointed to the Democratic National Committee in 2001 and reappointed in 2005. He was an Obama Super Delegate in 2007–2008. He has given numerous speeches, including at the Meridian International Center.

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