MENLO PARK, Calif. – Daniel Stid, a longtime consultant and strategist to governments, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations, will join The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for a two-year term as a senior fellow. Stid will serve as an advisor to Foundation president Larry Kramer, leading the exploration of a potential Foundation initiative to support and improve the health of democracy in the United States.

Stid became a partner in The Bridgespan Group’s San Francisco office in 2006, where he co-led the organization’s performance measurement practice and orchestrated its strategic planning efforts with policymakers in government. His clients included the assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, the superintendent of Tennessee’s statewide Achievement School District, and the director of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood in Kentucky.

Between 1997 and 2005, Stid worked at The Boston Consulting Group in Massachusetts, Kuala Lumpur, and Washington, DC, where he advised cabinet-level officials at the Treasury Department and the Department of Education. Stid also worked with private sector clients in the automotive, pulp and paper, energy, shipping, and health care industries.

He began his career teaching political science at Wabash College and is the author of the 1998 book The President as Statesman: Woodrow Wilson and the Constitution. He served as a Congressional Fellow on the staff of the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, and has volunteered for training missions with the International Republican Institute in Bulgaria and Chile, advising party leaders on presidential nominating systems. A graduate of Hope College, he has a master’s degree in politics from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a doctoral degree in political science from Harvard University. 

“Daniel’s knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset for the Foundation as we explore opportunities to improve the democratic process in the United States,” Kramer said. “He has a truly unique combination of deep substantive knowledge about both democratic process and philanthropy, and we are thrilled to have him join the Foundation.”

About The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy, and makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. A full list of all the Hewlett Foundation’s grants can be found here.

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