Malcom Glenn is a writer, speaker, organizational consultant, and public policy and communications specialist.
Malcom is the Director of Public Affairs at Better, a platform that makes homeownership easier and more accessible, where he leads the company's policy and executive communications efforts. He's an advisor at Meteorite—a leading social impact firm—and its two signature initiatives, the Health Action Alliance and the Civic Alliance. Malcom is 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 Land and Housing program on housing policy, and at CWI, he writes and advises the organization's innovation hub, CWI Labs, on how technology can create opportunities for aging workers. He was most previously the Head of Global Policy for Accessibility and Underserved Communities at Uber Technologies, where he led Uber's international 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, which is affiliated with the Consumer Technology Association and supports programs disability and senior inclusion, as well as a member of the board of directors for the World Institute on Disability, a nonprofit that works to fully integrate people with disabilities into their communities. He's on the advisory board for the Chamber of Progress, a coalition focused on ensuring that tech innovation is equitable for all Americans, and he's on the board directors for BUILD Metro DC, an organization that helps high school students from low-income backgrounds learn entrepreneurship skills. Malcom is also a member of the Council on Criminal Justice, a board member for Communitas America, 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.
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Better 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 LAND AND HOUSING
The Future of Land and Housing 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.
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.
ADVISOR, CIVIC & HEALTH ACTION ALLIANCE
Meteorite is a leading social impact firm that builds strategies, coalitions, and campaigns that drive social transformation. Its signature initiatives include the Health Action Alliance, an initiative to improve COVID-19 vaccine adoption, and the Civic Alliance, which works with businesses to strengthen American democracy.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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Health Action Alliance Vaccine Education Workshop for ERG/DEI Leaders, Virtual - April 14, 2021 (and ongoing)
UMD School of Public Policy Guest Lecturer, "Disparate Impact of Technology On Underserved Communities," Virtual - April 27, 2021
Legal Geek North America, Virtual - June 22, 2021
Appearances Since January 2020
Health Action Alliance Vaccine Education Workshop for ERG/DEI Leaders, Virtual - April 7, 2021
Civic Alliance Town Hall on 2021 Elections, Virtual - March 25, 2021
Pandemic Action Network: Key Considerations for Effective Vaccine Rollout, Virtual - March 16, 2021
Conversation at The William A. Keese School of Continuing Education, Gaithersburg, MD - February 22, 2021
New America Event: From Disaster to Recovery, Virtual - February 9, 2021
General Assembly Event: Tech and Government, Virtual - December 3, 2020
GlobalWonks Expert Engagement: The Intersection of Technology and Public Policy, Virtual - December 1, 2020
California Office of Business and Economic Development CalCompetes Tax Credit Committee Meeting, Virtual - November 5, 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: Displaced 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