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Political Director, The Clinton White House

Kurt Viermetz Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2023

Doug Sosnik has been an advisor to United States presidents, senators, governors, Fortune 100 corporations, foundations, and universities for 35 years. He served as a senior advisor to President Clinton for six years, playing a key role in policy, strategy, political, and communications decisions in the White House.  During this time, his titles included Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy, White House Political Director, and Deputy Legislative Director.


Sosnik currently advises elected officials, corporations, foundations, universities, nonprofits and philanthropists on strategic planning and crisis management. His clients have included the National Basketball Association, Motion Picture Association of America, CNBC, Rockefeller Foundation, and the University of North Carolina.


Sosnik co-authored the New York Times bestseller Applebee’s America: How Successful Political, Business and Religious Leaders Connect with the New American Community (Simon and Schuster, 2007).


He received his BA from Duke University.

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