Daniel Stid is Director of the Madison Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The goal of the Madison Initiative is to help foster conditions in which members of Congress can deliberate, negotiate, and compromise in ways supported by more Americans. Previously, Daniel was a consultant and strategist to government, nonprofit, and private sector leaders. From 2006 through 2013, Daniel was a partner in The Bridgespan Group’s San Francisco office, where his client work, research, and writing focused on the interplay between government and nonprofit agencies. Between 1997 and 2005, Daniel worked at The Boston Consulting Group, where he helped initiate BCG’s work with the federal government and supported private sector clients in a range of industries. He began his career as a political scientist and is the author of The President as Statesman: Woodrow Wilson and the Constitution. As a Congressional Fellow, Daniel served on the staff of the House Majority Leader. A graduate of Hope College, he holds a master’s degree in politics from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a doctorate in political science from Harvard University.