David Chai is a Special Advisor to Chancellor Dirks at UC Berkeley and manages a variety of policy/communications/stakeholder outreach for the office. Chai worked in the White House during the Clinton Administration as Deputy Press Secretary and Special Projects Director for the Office of the Chief of Staff. His campaign experience includes serving as the Assistant Deputy Campaign Manager and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Clinton/Gore 1996 presidential campaign, Press Secretary for Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign in California, the War Room manager for the Democratic National Committee's response to the Bush/Cheney 2004 Republican Convention, and assisting with California Political Affairs for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.

Chai has held senior positions working in Policy and Communications for three governors and three mayors: Governor Edward Rendell in Pennsylvania, Governor Gray Davis in California and Governor Gary Locke in Washington; in addition to Mayor Gavin Newsom in San Francisco, he also worked for the Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg and Mayor Ron Dellums in Oakland. Prior to coming to UC Berkeley Chai worked for Entrepreneur Darius Anderson as his Chief of Staff.

Contact Information

Chai, David - Special Advisor

Telephone: (510) 664-4174