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Our profiles highlight the work our wide-ranging community is doing at the intersection of technology, innovation, policy and politics. Our Profile Archive (here) has become an excellent resource, a speaker's bureau of sorts, of leading speakers in these industries. It already includes hundreds of profiles. Check it out and nominate someone!

TheBridge Leaders Directory includes profiles with leaders in our wide-ranging community.

Our archive of 200+ profiles with leaders in technology, innovation, policy and politics is an excellent resource, similar to a speakers bureau, of leaders in these industries. Browse through it here and nominate someone!

TheBridge profile: Travis Considine


Name: Travis Considine

Current city: Austin, TX

Current job: Communications Manager, Uber

Past job: Press Secretary, Rick Perry

Q. Favorite spot for a coffee meeting : Jo's Coffee

Q. Describe one way how a skill you learned in a previous job helped you in your new job.: I managed an online forum for Meg Whitman's 2010 gubernatorial campaign in CA in which I responded to questions from voters about Meg's policy positions. That was my first experience serving in the capacity as a spokesperson, and helped me develop fundamental communication skills that I still use today. Whether it's a product or a candidate, a good spokesperson needs to be a great advocate in every environment -- someone who can make complex ideas and arguments accessible to everyone.

Q. Job advice in three words? : Don't be anti.

Q. How are you (or your company, org, nonprofit) currently bridging the gap between politics and tech?: The public affairs team I belong to focuses on building strong relationships with policymakers and press at the local level in cities and communities where we operate. The opportunity to have a conversation with an important stakeholder in person should never be taken for granted. 

Q: Last time I was completely unplugged? My honeymoon on the island of Pemba in the Indian Ocean.

Q: Best advice you've received? Never turn down an interview opportunity.

Q: How do you unwind after work? Beer League Hockey