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Joshua DeBois

CEO, author, and media commentator, Joshua DuBois is one of our country’s top voices on community partnerships, issues impacting African Americans, and religion in the public square. Joshua led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships under President Obama. In the White House he brought together community leaders from across the ideological spectrum to tackle some of the nation’s biggest challenges. Joshua is now CEO of Gauge (, a market research company, and also leads Values Partnerships (, one of the country’s top social impact agencies. He is a frequent media commentator on CNN and author of the bestselling book, “The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama,” a compilation of the devotional meditations he shared with the President and narratives of faith in public life.

Joshua now leads a market research company called Gauge (, which helps companies and organizations conduct research with cultural influencers and experts. With Gauge, organizations make better decisions and avoid costly mistakes. Joshua is also CEO of a leading social impact firm, Values Partnerships, that develops creative engagement campaigns for diverse sectors and audiences, provides strategic advice on complex issues, and markets and produces films and television programs with meaning and value. Joshua is Executive Producer of THE 44TH PRESIDENT IN HIS OWN WORDS (HISTORY) and SHINING A LIGHT (A&E). Joshua is also a frequent media commentator and has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC News’ This Week, PBS Newshour, CNN, and elsewhere. Joshua has been named to “The Root 100” and Ebony Magazine‘s “Power 150” list of the most influential African Americans in the country. He has authored four cover stories for Newsweek magazine, including a seminal piece entitled “The Fight for Black Men” which historian Taylor Branch called “stunning.”

Joshua received his Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University. Joshua originally hails from Nashville, Tennessee. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Michelle, sons August, and Auden, daughter/boss, Adelaide.

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