Al From is the founder (1985) and chief executive officer of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), "a dynamic idea action center of the 'Third Way' governing philosophy," and is a founder of DLC's "companion think tank, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)." From is also chairman of the Third Way Foundation and publisher of the DLC's flagship bi-monthly magazine, Blueprint: Ideas for a New Century." 
"Before founding the DLC, From was executive director of the House Democratic Caucus from 1981 to 1985. For two years -- 1979 and 1980 -- he was deputy advisor on inflation to President Jimmy Carter and from 1971 to 1979, he directed the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations, chaired by Senator Edmund S. Muskie.
"Born May 31, 1943, in South Bend, Indiana, From earned a Master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and was editor of the Daily Northwestern. He is a charter member of the Medill School of Journalism's Hall of Achievement."
- Executive Board Member, Center for American Politics and Citizenship, University of Maryland 
- Honorary Co-Chairman, Board of Directors, Charter Schools Development Corporation 
- National Advisory Board, Roosevelt Institution 
- Democratic Leadership Council.
- Progressive Policy Institute.
- The DLC: Al From's Columns & Memos, New Democrats Online website.
Articles & Commentary
- John Nichols, "Behind the DLC Takeover," The Progressive, 2000.
- "Democratic Leadership Council Founder and CEO Al From on Why the Democrats Lost the Election," Washington Post Live Online, January 26, 2001.
- Ralph Nader, "The Corporatist Democratic Leadership Council," Dissident Voice, August 7, 2003.
- Garance Franke-Ruta, "From's Last Stand," The American Prospect, September 1, 2003.
- Mary MacElveen, "Al From Targets the Wrong Candidate," BuzzFlash, December 30, 2003.
- "Al From, My Hero," DEMOCRAPPY blogspot, December 15, 2004.