MALCOM

GLENN

ABOUT 

Malcom Glenn is a writer, speaker, and public policy and communications specialist.

 

Malcom is the Director of Public Affairs at Better.com, a platform that makes homeownership easier and more accessible, where he leads the company's policy and executive communications efforts. He's also a Fellow at New America and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Workforce Inclusion. At New America, he writes and advises the Future of Property Rights program on US housing policy, and at CWI, he writes and advise the organization's innovation hub, CWI Labs, on how technology can create opportunities for the country’s aging workforce. He was most previously the Head of Global Policy for Accessibility and Underserved Communities at Uber Technologies, where he led Uber's work to make the platform more accessible for historically marginalized groups, including people with disabilities, low-income families, communities of color, seniors, and returning citizens.

 

Malcom is a member of the board of trustees for the CTA Foundation, a national foundation affiliated with the Consumer Technology Association that supports programs that improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. He's a member of the board directors for BUILD Metro DC, an organization that helps high school students from low-income backgrounds learn entrepreneurship skills, graduate from high school, and attend college. He's also on the board of directors for the World Institute on Disability, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that works to fully integrate people with disabilities into their communities. Malcom is a current member of the Council on Criminal Justice, and he's completed fellowships for the Transatlantic Digital Debates program, the American Council of Young Political Leaders, and Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

Malcom is a former executive communications manager at Google in Mountain View, CA, where he developed strategic communications for two of Google’s Chief Financial Officers, the head of the company's Access and Energy practice, as well as their respective leadership teams. 

 

Before joining Google, Malcom was the director of communications at the American Federation for Children, a leading national education advocacy organization focused on expanding educational options for children from low-income communities.

 

Malcom previously worked on issue campaigns at the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, where he helped organizations hone their messages.

 

A native of Denver, CO, Malcom graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in history, where he was the president of The Harvard Crimson, the nation's oldest continuously published daily college newspaper.

 
 

CURRENT WORK 

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DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Better.com is a platform that's making homeownership simpler, faster—and most importantly, more accessible for all Americans. And with homeownership being one of the biggest contributors to a family's ability to create intergenerational prosperity, the company is committed to using its technology to help shrink the wealth gap.

FELLOW, FUTURE OF PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Future of Property Rights Program at New America aims to help solve today’s property rights challenges by shrinking the gulf between technologists and policymakers. Through research, writing, and convening, the program strives to act as both a bridge and a translator between the worlds of tech and politics.

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MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college, and career success. BUILD envisions an educational system in which all students, regardless of background, are engaged and prepared for success.

MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The World Institute on Disability (WID) aims to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security, and health care for people with disabilities across the world. WID creates innovative programs and tools, conducts research and advocacy campaigns, and provides technical assistance.

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SENIOR FELLOW, CWI LABS INNOVATION HUB

CWI Labs, a subsidiary of the Center for Workforce Inclusion, is an innovation hub focused on examining technology's impact on the labor force obstacles confronting traditionally underserved communities, particularly around the areas of economic inclusion, aging, and workforce development.

MEMBER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The CTA Foundation is a public, national foundation affiliated with the Consumer Technology Association.

The foundation’s grants strategically support programs that improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities through financial resources and working closely with grantees to ensure their programs’ success.

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MEMBER

The Council works to advance understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and build consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all. Harnessing the experience and vision of the nation’s top experts, innovators, and influencers, the Council is a catalyst for progress based on facts, evidence and fundamental principles of justice.

PAST WORK 

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HEAD OF GLOBAL POLICY, ACCESSIBILITY & UNDERSERVED

What started as an app to request premium black cars is now changing the logistical fabric of cities around the world. For the women and men who drive with Uber, the app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, Uber helps strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.

TRANSATLANTIC DIGITAL DEBATES FELLOW

 

A joint venture between the Global Public Policy Institute and New America, TDD aims to build a transatlantic network of young professionals to engage on a lasting basis, cutting across the different arenas of the tech debate (innovation, privacy, cybersecurity, etc).

NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

The American Federation for Children and its affiliated organizations seek to improve the nation’s K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

 

With an original mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful," Google—now Alphabet—has always operated differently. From Google's 2004 Founders' IPO Letter: "Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one."

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US-MEXICO 360 / ACYPL EXCHANGE FELLOW

 

The American Council of Young Political Leaders every year conducts a variety of exchanges for rising political leaders from across the US and around the world. In 2019, they began partnering with the US-Mexico Foundation on an exchange to Mexico designed to foster better relationships between the two countries.

PROJECT COORDINATOR, ISSUE CAMPAIGNS

One of the world's premier opinion research and strategic consulting firms for over 30 years, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner has used sophisticated polling and opinion research to help leading candidates, parties, government leaders, corporations, and advocacy groups across the United States and around the world.

 

ISSUE AREAS 

Tap on an image below to learn more about some of the issue areas in which Malcom specializes.

 

APPEARANCES 

Appearances in 2020

Hone Conversation: Navigate Political Conversations at Work, Virtual - October 14, 2020

Legal Geek Conference, Virtual - October 14, 2020

FOX SOUL's The Book of Sean: Leadership, Virtual - October 7, 2020

New America Indianapolis Event: Displaced in America: Housing Loss​ in Indianapolis, Virtual - September 15, 2020

New America Event: Displace​d in America, From Emergency Relief to Transformative Change, Virtual - September 9, 2020

Consumer Technology Association Diversity Call: Accessibility, Virtual - August 26, 2020

Hone Conversation: Effective Allyship in Today's Modern Workplace, Virtual - August 13, 2020

Diversity Abroad Global Student Leadership Summit, Virtual - July 30, 2020

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community Call, Virtual - April 30, 2020

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference, Austin, TX - March 13, 2020 (CANCELLED)

CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, Anaheim, CA - March 11, 2020 (CANCELLED)

American Council of the Blind Legislative Seminar, Alexandria, VA - February 24, 2020

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Winter Policy Summit, Washington, DC - February 12, 2020

Central Intelligence Agency Martin Luther King Jr. Day Program, Langley, Virginia - January  23, 2020

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC - January 14, 2020

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CONTACT

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(*And yes, it's Malcom Glenn, not Malcolm Glenn!)

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