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Maurice Henderson

Maurice Henderson

Maurice A. Henderson II, '97, is a director of government partnerships at Bird. He has worked both domestically and internationally in the public and private sectors as well as on a number of political and advocacy campaigns across the country. Whether in his time as an educator, in his roles in the public sector, in his advocacy for working people under the banner of organized labor, or on the campaign trail for individuals and causes he supported, he has spent nearly his entire professional career working toward providing equitable access to opportunities, most recently through his work in the Smart Cities arena.

Henderson has served in various capacities at the highest levels of local and state government as well as in the transit industry. Those roles have included working as the chief operating officer for the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) in Portland, Ore., as chief of staff for Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, as deputy director at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), as chief administrative officer for the Technology Office in Washington, D.C., and as the deputy press secretary for former Virginia governor, now U.S. senator, Tim Kaine. 

He is a member of the inaugural class for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. He holds a bachelor's degree in leadership studies from the University of Richmond and a master's degree in public administration from Sojourner-Douglass College. 

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