Chibundu Nnake, J.D., M.B.A., M.A.

Experienced Leader | Political Strategist | Government Relations Specialist, Education Advocate | Strategic Solutions Generator, Washington, DC

Chibundu is an advocacy veteran who most recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Martin for Ward 2 and Political Associate/Scheduling and Advance Lead for Biden for America and Bernie 2020. He has been working in politics, government, education and advocacy for the past 12 years. Chibundu is a native Houstonian who resides in southeast Washington, DC with his beautiful wife, Katelyn, and their newborn son, Chibundu Achebe Nnake II. He also enjoys baking sourdough bread, making homemade pasta, traveling, and playing all types of sports including softball, kickball, flag football, and golf. Some of his favorite shows include The Wire, This is Us, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones (sans the last season), and Mad Men. He enjoys the musical machinations of Jay-Z, Prince, Coldplay, Lil’ Baby, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Jeezy and Marvin Sapp. He is currently reading Babywise, The Mamba Mentality, and just finished The Color of Law. Chibundu received his B.A. in Sociology with minors in Spanish and African/African American Studies from The Ohio State University (OSU) where he served as a Resident Advisor, member of the Ohio State Varsity Football team, and was crowned Homecoming King. He also received his J.D. and MBA with a concentration in Nonprofits, Real Estate, and Strategy & Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Dedman School of Law and Cox School of Business, where he served in numerous leadership capacities including as the National Chair of the National Black Law Students Association, Lieutenant Governor for the American Bar Association Law Student Division, and student liaison to the SMU Board of Trustees. Chibundu currently works at NetApp on their Government Relations team. He serves as a Co-chair of the DC Education Pioneers Alumni Board and serves on the Arena Stage Young Patrons Board. He mentors students through Capital Partners for Education, while serving on their Mentor Leadership Council.