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


Malcom is currently a Fellow at New America and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Workforce Inclusion. At New America, he writes, researches, and advises the Future of Property Rights program on US housing policy with a specific focus on housing instability and its compounding socioeconomic inequities. 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 has completed fellowships for the Transatlantic Digital Debates program, a joint venture of New America in the US and the Global Public Policy Institute in Germany, 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.




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.



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.



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.


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.


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.




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.



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).


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.



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."




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.


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.



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Appearances Since 2019

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

The Future of Transportation World Conference, Vienna, Austria - December 11, 2019

Vienna University of Technology TUtheTOP Alumni Club Fireside Chat, Vienna, Austria - December 9, 2019

Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Washington, DC - November 18, 2019

Mobilizing Justice Workshop, Toronto, Canada - November 8, 2019

International Congress on Technology and Tourism for Diversity, Málaga, Spain - October 24, 2019

M-Enabling Forum Europe, Düsseldorf, Germany - September 19, 2019

Free to Drive Campaign Launch, Washington, DC - September 10, 2019

TDI Biennial Conference, Washington, DC - August 17, 2019

Auto Alliance Workshop on Autonomous Vehicles and Accessibility, Washington, DC - July 19, 2019

United Spinal Roll on Capitol Hill Legislative Advocacy Event, Washington, DC - June 24, 2019

M-Enabling Accessibility Summit, Arlington, VA - June 18 and 19, 2019

Eno Center for Transportation Future Leaders Development Conference, Washington, DC - June 4, 2019

City of Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility Ride-Hailing Workshop, Bloomington, IN - May 23, 2019

AAUW and J.Crew Empower: Economic Security and the Gender Pay Gap, Washington, DC - May 9, 2019

American Association of Blacks in Energy National Conference, Indianapolis, IN - May 2, 2019 

Black Policy Conference, Cambridge, MA - April 6, 2019

Assistive Technology Exhibition and Conference, Coventry, UK - March 28, 2019

California State University Northridge Assistive Technology Conference, Anaheim, CA - March 13, 2019

National Shared Use Mobility Summit, Chicago, IL - March 7, 2019

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity, Honolulu, HI - March 5, 2019

RainbowPUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, New York, NY - February 20, 2019

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC - January 15, 2019



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

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