Nicco Mele

Nicco is Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Most recently he served as the Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher of the Los Angeles Times. He is a leading expert in the integration of social media and Web 2.0 with politics, business, and communications, pioneering the use of the internet for Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential race and revolutionizing political fundraising and American politics. He founded Echo & Co., a leading internet strategy company that has consulted with leading political campaigns, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofit groups. He is the author of The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David The New Goliath. Nicco was born in West Africa to foreign service parents. His wife, Morra Aarons, is also a well-known internet entrepreneur and blogger.