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David Wade

Founder, GreenLight Strategies, LLC

David Wade has served as a strategist and advisor to winning presidential campaigns and leaders including Secretary of State John Kerry, Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama. Wade has also worked at the highest levels of the State Department and America’s foreign policy-making apparatus, and today he advises America’s most innovative companies. He offers insight gleaned from experience about not just how to manage the trends and turmoil facing the world, but how to master them.

  
Global Governance and Disruption

David Wade has seen how politics in America and across the world are being challenged and transformed as never before, at a time when the only thing not moving faster are institutions’ ability to meet the demands of restive populations. Wade takes an audience inside the churn of global governance as we approach 2020, and offers insights into the smartest leaders—in business, politics, and government—who meet the challenge head-on.

Communications 101 – in 2020

In the twenty years that David Wade has been active in politics, government, foreign policy, and business, the very nature of communications has been transformed by technology, time, and transparency. Wade has lived the journey from traditional communications to today’s ever unfolding, balkanized world of media outlets and social media. He’s seen its impact on world events—not just in the United States but also from Tahrir Square in Egypt to Brexit in Europe. From the unique vantage point of a political and policy professional who has both shaped and been impacted by the changing communications inside and outside of government, Wade offers his insights into how to stay on the right side of communicating with your audience in the modern environment.

Trump’s America

Where is America headed in the world, and what does it mean for our security, our businesses, America’s image, and our alliances? After twenty years “in the room” for America’s foreign and domestic policy debates, having spent time in the policy-making process for the United States as a senior Obama Administration official, seeing how America is viewed around the world, David Wade offers unique insight into what’s really happening globally—and what other countries are really saying and thinking about America. Wade leverages his experiences in both the State Department and the Senate to share with audiences his perspective on foreign and domestic policy in the Trump era, to include hot spots around the world like Russia and Syria, and what a stalled legislative agenda means for the country.

 

Meet David Wade

David Wade has served as a strategist and advisor to winning presidential campaigns and leaders including Secretary of State John Kerry, Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama. Wade has also worked at the highest levels of the State Department and America’s foreign policy-making apparatus, and today he advises America’s most innovative companies. He offers insight gleaned from experience about not just how to manage the trends and turmoil facing the world, but how to master them.

For twenty years, David Wade has been on the inside—from the war room of two national presidential campaigns and President Obama’s debate preparations, to the negotiating rooms of the United States Senate, the Situation Room, the State Department, and now the boardrooms of some of America’s most innovative corporations. Wade has seen up close and personal as few others have the process through which domestic and foreign policy-makers form impressions, make decisions, and sell them to audiences at home and across the world. He understands how Washington works and how the world works, from the big forces and trends shaping policy, politics, and relationships around the world down, to the details of how policy is really carried out on a daily basis—and why. Wade brings audiences a behind-the-scenes look at what the global headlines miss—and a passport to where the U.S. and the world are headed.

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