A Taunton Massachusetts native, David Simas received a bachelor's degree in political science from Stonehill College and received his JD from Boston College Law School. In 2009, Simas joined the Obama Administration as a Deputy Assistant to the President working with senior advisors David Axelrod and David Plouffe. Mr. Simas then served as Director of Opinion Research for President Obama's re-election. Following the re-election, he returned to the White House as Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach.
Currently, Simas serves as the CEO of the Chicago-based Obama Presidential Foundation. He lives in Chicago with his wife Shauna and two daughters.