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Carolyn DeWitt is the President and Executive Director of Rock the Vote, the largest national organization focused on building long-term political power for this country’s most diverse youth generation. During her tenure, she has overseen Rock the Vote’s resurgence, launching innovative partnerships with youth brands, developing cutting-edge technology, intensifying its fight for voting rights and moving the organization toward an issue-first approach with targeted outreach to marginalized communities across the country.DeWitt is a national advocate for young people, featured in publications and outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, Hill TV, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Teen Vogue, and Billboard. Today, Rock the Vote is a powerhouse for mobilizing youth through effective and timely civic education resources, innovative programs that meet young people wherever they are, and authentic messaging through trusted partners to ensure young voters understand and use their political power.Prior to leading Rock the Vote, DeWitt was the chief of staff for a national political communications firm and coordinated a national satellite media operation. On the local level, DeWitt worked as the chief of staff for public service office in Chicago and as the deputy campaign manager and finance director for Chicago’s 25th Ward Regular Democratic Organization. In her work abroad, DeWitt researched the end of apartheid and subsequent building of a democratic state in South Africa, served as a senior international advisor collaborating with a youth political movement in Madagascar, and participated in the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission.DeWitt brings a cross-disciplinary and impact-oriented approach, with experience and background in consulting imperiled companies and leveraging technology to provide therapy to children with special needs in less developed countries. She is a strong believer in the blending of new and old tactics and the power of technology to break down barriers and accelerate widespread change.DeWitt is a Michigander where earned her BA in International and African Studies and Political Science from Kalamazoo College. She is also a triathlete, marathoner, and fierce advocate for her staff and young people across the globe. She also sits on the board of a speaker booking agent to check availability on Carolyn Dewitt and other top speakers and celebrities.


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