A former Vice President of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – which funneled $350,000,000 to the Center for Tech and Civic Life – now serves as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Technology in the Biden White House.
The Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) used the hundreds of millions of dollars from the Facebook founder’s organization to overrule local election officials and increase turnout in – almost exclusively – Democratic districts. “CTCL’s Leaders Have Worked for Stridently Progressive Organizations,” the Amistad Project notes.
Recordon “created and now lead the Infrastructure & Security organization which works across all three of CZI’s Initiatives (Education, Justice & Opportunity, and Science) in addition to enabling our rapidly scaling operations,” according to his LinkedIn. Prior to working at the initiative, he was a Facebook Engineering Director from 2017 to 2018.
What’s more, he was a Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House IT in the Obama administration and helped lead an overhaul of White House technological infrastructure:
“Appointed by President Obama into a newly created role responsible for all technology systems used by the White House with a goal of converging duplicative systems, driving sorely needed modernization, hiring leadership roles such as the first CISO, and establishing policies and programs to create a unified technology strategy and budget across multiple civilian and military organizations. Held a TS/SCI clearance,” his profile describes.