Jacob Jordan is the speechwriter for the Executive team at American Progress. He previously wrote for leaders in business, entertainment, and politics at West Wing Writers, a global speechwriting consultancy. Before becoming a speechwriter, he spent several years running a diverse children’s book subscription service. Jordan was born and raised in Maine and attended Northwestern University. In his spare time, he tries hole-in-the-wall restaurants and runs marathons without shoes—which, he has learned, is not nearly as painful as rooting for the Minnesota Vikings.