Cameron Cushman is a Manager in Entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation where he focuses his efforts on strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Kansas City region. He leads the Foundation’s efforts on the Big 5 initiative to make Kansas City America’s Most Entrepreneurial City.

Cushman previously directed the Foundation’s efforts to educate policymakers about the importance of entrepreneurship in Washington. He was involved in the Startup Act of 2011, the Startup Act 2.0, and the JOBS Act.

Prior to joining Kauffman, Cushman served in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Market Access and Compliance division of the International Trade Administration. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Cushman served in the Domestic Policy Council and the Office of Presidential Correspondence at The White House.

Cushman earned his degree in political science from Texas A&M University. He also attended the George Bush School of Government and Public Service.