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President Barack Obama



Barack Obama served as the 44th President of the United States. When was elected president in 2008, he became the first African American to hold the office. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004. He’s the author of four books, including A Promised Land.

“Whether it’s business, politics, or the nonprofit sector – every so often going back to first principles. Ask yourself: Why am I doing this? What’s important to me in this enterprise?”