The USC Center for the Political Future (CPF) is proud to welcome Ken Broad, a founding member of Jackson Square Partners, as a new member of its Board of Councilors.
“I am a ‘bleeding heart’ libertarian who is laser-focused on efficient policy over partisanship," Broad said on joining the Board. “That’s why I’m excited about this partnership with CPF. They do incredible work bridging our country’s entrenched divides and exposing USC students to ideologically diverse viewpoints, helping them form well-rounded views. It is much needed work currently absent in our national conversation. I'm eager to help them extend their reach.”
Broad joins existing CPF Board members: Wendy Abrams, Kevin Beggs, Barbara Boxer, Lisa Korbatov, Jeff Polak, and Hope Warschaw.
“Our Board is a critical foundation of the Center. With this financial support, we can further our mission and open up more opportunities for our students,” said CPF Director Bob Shrum. “Ken is terrific and has been a staunch supporter of the Center. We’re delighted that he'll be an even more integral part of our work going forward.”
"Ken is a great addition to the Board," said CPF Co-Director Mike Murphy. "With this commitment, he is making a bet with us: that America is tired of endless partisan food fights in our public discourse. With Ken's help, we're going to expand our reach and help people experience better ways to talk about the nation's pressing issues. We're also going to grow our USC student programs and educate the next generation of civic leaders."
CPF plans to expand the Board of Councilors to ten members by year end 2022 in order to help the Center become more financially sustainable, to grow its successful programs and implement new ones, to increase opportunities for students, and to better serve its mission to educate and train future generations of political leaders.
People interested in serving on the Board should consider joining one of CPF’s Center Leadership Circles and contacting CPF Executive Director Kamy Akhavan.
For more information about CPF, please visit dornsife-center-for-political-future.usc.edu.