» BA LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES, '95
Douglas Band began his tenure in the White House as an intern during the Clinton presidency. He was later appointed by former President Bill Clinton as a special assistant to the president, making him one of the youngest deputy assistants ever to serve in that capacity.
Band went on to become Clinton’s chief advisor from 2002 until 2012 and was the key architect of Clinton’s post-presidency. He created and built the Clinton Global Initiative, which develops and implements solutions to pressing challenges around the world such as improving health systems and investing in clean energy or water. To date, CGI has raised $69 billion for 2,100 philanthropic initiatives around the world and impacted over 435 million people in 180 countries.
Throughout his career, Band has been involved in various negotiations to free Americans held around the world and has advised several heads of state, governors and mayors with transitioning out of public life. He is now advising companies on a larger scale in New York as the co-founder and president of the global advisory firm Teneo Holdings.
Band has served on the University of Florida Foundation’s national board, nominating committee, board of directors and the student affairs development advisory board.