Former Senior Adviser to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, is taking her talents to Lyft as the newest member of their Board of Directors.
An experienced civil servant and business woman, Jarrett’s background includes serving as President Obama’s Assistant for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs as well as Commissioner of Planning and Development for the City of Chicago and Chair of the Chicago Transit board. She’s also dedicated time to working on national economic growth and advocating for working class families. Currently, Jarrett sits on the board of Ariel Investments and is an advisor to The Obama Foundation.
Lyft co-founder and CEO, Logan Green, said, “Valerie is one of our country’s foremost leaders and a distinguished public servant, and a natural fit for our board.” Co-founder and President, John Zimmer, added, “From day one, Lyft has been shaped by our core values that focus on service to our communities of drivers, passengers, and team members.
“Valerie shares these principles, and has a perspective that will push Lyft forward as we work to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation.”
— logangreen (@logangreen) July 31, 2017
Jarrett said, “[John, Logan and I] share a belief that reliable, affordable transportation positively impacts social mobility and improves the quality of life in densely populated communities. I am thrilled to join the ride.”
I'm thrilled to join the Lyft board. I am a frequent Lyft passenger & admire Lyft's corporate values. Lyft Blog https://t.co/HLASossIbC
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) July 31, 2017
Valerie Jarrett’s commitment to quality service in both the private and public sectors seem to make her a perfect fit for the Lyft culture and guarantee that she’ll continue her work to help others in this new position.