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Trooper Sanders

CEO

Trooper Sanders is CEO of Benefits Data Trust, a nonprofit that uses data, technology, policy change and direct service to help people tap the more than $60 billion in unclaimed benefits that support critical needs such as food security and health care. Trooper brings over 20 years of experience working at the crossroads of business, government, and the nonprofit sector. His past work includes eight years as a social impact and policy advisor to financial technology startups, business leaders, and philanthropic initiatives. He has also held White House policy staff positions during two administrations, serving as an advisor on mental health and military family initiatives. As the Clinton Foundation’s domestic policy advisor, Trooper developed economic opportunity programs and helped create the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint venture with the American Heart Association that was co-chaired by former President Clinton and former Governors Mike Huckabee and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Most recently, Trooper completed a fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation where he led a project to identify opportunities to ensure artificial intelligence improves social and economic equity. He currently serves on the board of the Military Family Research Institute and Girl Scouts of USA. Trooper earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan, and holds a Master of Science in Regulation from the London School of Economics as well as a Master in Computer and Communications Law from the University of London.

Why Benefits Data Trust?

"Being able to get stuff done to make people's lives better today and to help complicated systems work better for them tomorrow."

Your Guilty Pleasure (Music, TV Show, Movie, Etc):

I’m a Rugby Union fan.

One Item On Your Bucket List:

Visit Antarctica.

If I Had Chosen Another Career, I Would Have Been…:

Secretary of State

Hometown:

Detroit, Michigan