Macon Phillips is CARE USA’s Chief Digital Officer. As CDO he manages CARE’s global digital infrastructure, supports technologies in the field that multiply impact, and develops domestic and international online mobilization strategies.
Macon brings over a decade of experience at the intersection of technology, organizing, policy and politics. Before joining CARE USA, he served as the Coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs at the U.S. State Department, an Assistant Secretary-level position responsible for supporting public diplomacy efforts around the world.
After helping to lead the new media team on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign as its deputy director, Macon continued to the White House, serving as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Digital Strategy. In this role his team developed innovative and large-scale programs to connect Americans with their government, including massive online events and the development of We the People, an online petitions platform. Macon first came to Washington, D.C. to join Blue State Digital, where he worked with clients such as Senator Ted Kennedy, the Democratic National Committee and the Open Society Institute.
The Alabama native graduated from Duke University, served in Vermont as an Americorps*VISTA and now lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and their two sons and daughter.