The Century Foundation (TCF) announced today that leading political strategist and policy expert Aisha Mills has joined the organization’s Board of Trustees. Mills has spent more than 20 years advocating for underserved, underrepresented, and under-resourced communities, and she has fought and won campaigns from the frontlines of some of the most consequential movements of our time.

“For two decades, Aisha has been a go-to voice on progressive policy, political campaigns, and advocacy movements—making a very tangible impact on people’s lives through policy,” said Bradley Abelow, Chairman of TCF’s Board of Trustees. “She brings invaluable expertise and experience to TCF’s work to advance racial, gender, economic, and disability equity. I’m thrilled to welcome her to the Board.”

Mills brings a wealth of diverse experience to TCF’s leadership, ranging from crafting policy during the Obama Administration to hosting a daily prime-time current affairs show on the Black News Channel and being a frequent commentator on MSNBC and CNN. She was instrumental in winning marriage equality in Washington, D.C.; helped to elect hundreds of people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and women across the United States to local, state, and federal office; and recently ran for Congress in New York’s Hudson Valley.

“The Century Foundation puts people at the center of policy and is driven by a pursuit of equity in a variety of forms—two things that I have prioritized throughout my career,” said new TCF Trustee Aisha Mills. “It’s an honor to join TCF at a time of immense growth and impact for the organization, and I look forward to working with Mark, my fellow Trustees, and the entire TCF team.”

Mills was formerly a resident fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics and is invited back frequently to host seminars on identity politics, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She serves on the boards of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund and the City of Newburgh’s Strategic Economic Development Advisory Council.

“Aisha knows what it takes to advance real change—whether it’s crafting policy alongside lawmakers in D.C. or distilling complex policy issues on televisions in households across the country,” said Mark Zuckerman, TCF President and former deputy director of President Obama’s Domestic Policy Council. “Her wisdom and track record of achieving wins on behalf of underrepresented communities will be a huge boon to TCF’s Board and organization as a whole. I couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to the team.”