Trevor Neilson

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"Trevor Neilson is President of the Global Philanthropy Group, a firm that designs and implements highly-leveraged strategies for the world's leading philanthropists. Trevor has advised a number of the world's leading philanthropists, including Bill Gates, President Bill Clinton, and Sir Richard Branson... Trevor served on the national steering committee for Cleantech and Green Business Leaders for Obama, a constituency group of President-Elect Obama's campaign.

"He served as Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC), which was created with investments from Bill Gates, George Soros and Ted Turner and represented more than 220 multinational companies with philanthropic interests related to the AIDS pandemic. At GBC, Trevor reported to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and currently President Obama's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"Prior to his work with the GBC, Trevor served as the Director of Public Affairs and Director of Special Projects for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest foundation. Trevor also served in the White House during the Clinton administration. Trevor is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the advisory boards of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, the Wikimedia Foundation, the Genocide Intervention Network and Global Action for Children.

"He is also a senior advisor to global communications company APCO Worldwide, was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and served as a Visiting Practitioner at the Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership." [1]

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  1. Policy Advisory Board, ONE Campaign, accessed January 7, 2011.
  2. Save Darfur Coalition Board, organizational web page, accessed April 22, 2012.

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