MALCOM

GLENN

ABOUT 

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

 

Malcom is currently the Head of Global Policy for Accessibility and Underserved Communities at Uber Technologies in Washington, DC, where he leads Uber's worldwide efforts to make the current and future platform more accessible for historically marginalized groups, spearheading the company's work to improve outcomes for people with disabilities, low-income families, communities of color, rural residents, seniors, and returning citizens, among many other groups facing barriers to transportation or work.

 

Malcom is a member of the board of 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 former fellow for the Transatlantic Digital Debates program, a joint venture of New America and the Global Public Policy Institute that's focused on building more long-term transatlantic cooperation in the digital age, particularly between Germany and the United States.

 

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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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.

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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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.

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SAFE ENERGY SECURITY FELLOW

The SAFE Energy Security Fellows Program provides the next generation of energy and national security professionals with access to high-level programming and networking opportunities to connect individuals who are passionate about advancing a national conversation on the future of American energy security.

PAST WORK 

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."

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.

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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.

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MEMBER, SAN FRANCISCO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

SEO (Seizing Every Opportunity) is a mentoring program to help underserved students gain admission to competitive colleges and universities. Members of the Leadership Council work with the SEO staff and Advisory Board to support programming, outreach efforts, and strategic planning. 

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 

Upcoming Appearances

Past Appearances in 2019

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

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

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

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