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VP for U.S. Government Relations at Population Action International
Tod Preston is Vice President for U.S. Government Relations at Population Action International (PAI). Preston leads PAI's advocacy and outreach activities to U.S. policymakers and opinion-leaders, including Members of Congress and officials in the Executive branch. He also is a co-author of The Shape of Things to Come, a 2007 PAI report that examines how demographic age structures impact security, governance, and economic development. Mr. Preston has over a dozen years of government relations and public policy experience in Washington, DC. He joined PAI in April 2004 and most recently served as Senior Advisor for Congressional Relations & Strategic Outreach. Mr. Preston worked for seven years as a legislative aide in the House of Representatives. During his time on Capitol Hill, he served as a senior legislative aide for Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-New York), currently the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations. Mr. Preston also worked as an aide on the former House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, where he handled a variety of environmental and natural resource issues. After leaving Capitol Hill, he served a congressional liaison and speechwriter at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Preston graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in government from Connecticut College in 1991. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.