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Howard W. Buffett – Chair/ Executive Director, Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Executive Director, Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Howard W. Buffett serves as the Executive Director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Previously, he was a Policy Advisor for the White House Domestic Policy Council. Detailed from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), he was responsible for implementing cross-sector partnerships and innovation strategies aimed at enhancing collaboration between the White House, federal departments, agencies, corporations, nonprofits and foundations.
Prior to serving in the White House, Buffett was a Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, focused on developing the expansion strategy for the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. Before his appointment at the USDA, Buffett was a member of the Presidential Transition Team, where he assisted with the design and policy agenda for the White House Office of Social Innovation.
Buffett has worked for a variety of organizations, including the United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and has served as a board member for the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and the FEED Foundation. Buffett has earned a BA from Northwestern University and an MPA in Advanced Management and Finance from Columbia University. He is a native of Omaha, Nebraska.