Samar Ali

President and Chief Executive Officer, Millions of Conversations

Samar Ali’s career has spanned tenures at the White House, the South African Supreme Court, the State Government of Tennessee, and today as an entrepreneur and human rights lawyer who works locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Founding the E Pluribus Unum Foundation and leading the Millions of Conversations national campaign, Samar is focused on strengthening democratic institutions in America today. The White House Fellows Foundation has awarded Samar with the White House Fellows IMPACT Award. Vanderbilt University also honored Samar with the 2018 Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award. Samar is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 by The Tennessean She is frequently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Hill, Forbes Magazine, the New York Times, the Nashville Business Journal, C-SPAN, NPR, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Brookings Institute and the Tennessean.