Michael Allegretti, Senior Vice President, Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Rubicon Global, LLC
As Rubicon Global’s SVP for Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Michael Allegretti is re-imagining how communities can achieve a zero-waste future and deliver more efficient and effective government services, powered by the latest technology and the free market. In this role, Mr. Allegretti leads the company’s rapidly growing RUBICONSmartCity business, while also overseeing all public policy, public relations and sustainability work companywide. Previously, he oversaw public policy for Uber Technologies in the company’s largest global market, New York City, leading successful campaigns to allow the company to continue to grow and innovate in the face of multiple regulatory obstacles. Mr. Allegretti has also served as a senior advisor to The Climate Group, where he advised the Rt. Honorable Tony Blair; organized the historic C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in May 2007; and led public policy for the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a national think tank focused on solving urban issues with free market solutions. He has also worked on numerous high-profile campaigns, including his own U.S. Congressional run in 2010. Mr. Allegretti holds a B.A. in History from Boston College and a M.A. In Public Policy from Harvard University. Mr. Allegretti is currently US Chair of the British American Project, a transatlantic fellowship focused on strengthening the “special relationship” between the U.S. and the U.K.; is an Advisory Board Member of Citizen, a rapidly expanding app that brings real-time crime alerts to your smartphone to help build a safer society; is a Board Member of the New York State League of Conservation Voters; and is a Member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee to the Hudson River Park Trust.