Executive Vice President for Infrastructure
Charlie Anderson is the executive vice president for infrastructure at Arnold Ventures. In that capacity, he leads AV’s efforts to support building faster, better, and at lower cost in the United States – from abundant and affordable housing to transportation infrastructure to clean energy.
Charlie came to Arnold Ventures with more than fifteen years of high-level economic policy experience, across the federal, executive, and legislative branches. Prior to joining AV, he served as a special assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House National Economic Council (NEC) in the Biden Administration. In that role, he led the NEC's work on permitting and environmental review, in preparation for the massive opportunities presented by the historic legislation passed in 2021 and 2022 – including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act.
In 2021 and early 2022, Charlie was the director of Economic Policy and Budget for the COVID-19 Response Team, leading the team's work to budget for fighting a once-in-a-century pandemic, while also coordinating international travel policy and workplace safety policy. Before joining the Biden Administration, Charlie served as the senior advisor for Tax and Economic Policy to Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado from 2017 to 2021, developing policies to reduce child poverty, curb evictions, reform unemployment insurance, enact automatic stabilizers, and address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to his four years in the Senate, he served in the Obama-Biden Administration as special assistant to the President for Economic Policy and senior advisor to the Director at the White House National Economic Council from 2014 to 2017; at the Department of the Treasury from 2010 to 2013; and was at the White House Domestic Policy Council from 2009 to 2010. He was also the deputy field director in Georgia for the Obama-Biden 2008 campaign.
Born in New York and raised in North Carolina, Charlie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard’s Kennedy School. He lives in Washington, DC, enjoys live music, and has recently begun learning to play guitar.