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Bob McIntyre

Bob McIntyre

Bob S. McIntyre is Director of Citizens for Tax Justice. CTJ is a nonpartisan research and advocacy group that fights for tax fairness at the federal, state and local levels. Widely respected on Capitol Hill as “the average taxpayer’s voice in Washington,” CTJ was ranked at the top of the Washington Monthly’s list of America’s ...

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Marshall Auerback

Marshall Auerback

Auerback has 30 years of experience in the investment management business. He served as a director and global portfolio strategist for the Canada-based fund management group Pinetree Capital. He also was head of economic research for Madison Street Partners, a Denver-based investment management group, and he worked as an economic consultant to PIMCO, the world’s ...

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Arindrajit Dube

Arindrajit Dube

Arindrajit Dube is an Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst whose work focuses on labor economics, health economics and political economy. His core areas of research includes minimum wage policies, fiscal policy, income inequality, health reform, and the economics of conflict. Dube received his B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Development Policy ...

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Athan Manuel

Athan Manuel

Athan Manuel is the Director of the Lands Protection Program where he lobbies Congress and the Administration on public lands issues and the federal policy side of the Our Wild America campaign. Prior to joining the Sierra Club, Athan was the Conservation Director for U.S. PIRG where he lobbied Congress for the Public Interest Research ...

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Abby Levine
Abby Levine

Abby Levine

Abby Levine serves as Legal Director of Advocacy Programs at Alliance for Justice.  She provides legal guidance that encourages grantmakers to support advocacy and other nonprofit organizations to participate in policymaking decisions through an understanding of federal tax and election law.  Abby’s work includes creating curriculum, teaching workshops, providing technical assistance, writing plain-language legal guides, ...

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Lynn E. Turner

Lynn E. Turner

Mr. Turner has the unique perspective of having been the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a member of boards of public companies, a trustee of a mutual fund and a public pension fund, a professor of accounting, a partner in one of the major international auditing firms, and the managing director of ...

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Wendy R. Weiser

Wendy R. Weiser

Wendy Weiser directs the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a non-partisan think tank and public interest law center. She founded and directed the center’s Voting Rights and Elections Project, coordinating litigation, research, and advocacy efforts to enhance political participation and prevent voter disenfranchisement across the country. She ...

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John Kostyack

John Kostyack

John Kostyack is Vice President of Wildlife Conservation for the National Wildlife Federation, where he leads NWF’s wildlife and habitat programs. A key focus of his work is protecting people and wildlife from intensified flooding and other harmful impacts of climate change. He also helps lead campaigns to protect and restore important Western landscapes, the ...

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Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Economist and author Diane Coyle runs the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. She is Vice Chair of the BBC Trust. She is a member of the Migration Advisory Committee, was a member of the Browne Review of higher education funding, and was on the Competition Commission for eight years. Diane is a visiting professor at the University ...

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John Hocevar

John Hocevar

John directed a campaign that helped secure the first cap on factory fishing for menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay (menhaden is the second largest fishery in the United States). John’s team has been instrumental in transforming the United States retail sector’s policies and practices regarding sustainable seafood. John has led two expeditions to the Bering ...

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Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky, 31, is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Inc, one of the world’s foremost leaders in eco-capitalism and the reuse of non-recyclable, post-consumer waste. In 2006, Inc. Magazine named TerraCycle, “The Coolest Little Start-Up in America”!  That same year Tom was named the #1 CEO in America Under 30. Recently, Tom was named ...

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Dean Baker

Dean Baker

Dean Baker is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), the Huffington Post, TruthOut, and his blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. His analyses have appeared in ...

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David Donnelly

David Donnelly

David is a veteran of money in politics campaigns at the state and national level, serving in a variety of campaign management, research, outreach, communications, fundraising, and strategist roles for major initiatives since the mid-1990s. He joined Public Campaign Action Fund in 2002. Over his career, David has managed policy campaigns at both the state ...

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Robert Stavins

Robert Stavins

Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Doctoral Program in Public Policy and the Doctoral Program in ...

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Robert Dewey

Robert Dewey

Robert oversees the implementation of Defenders’ national legislative and administrative priorities through direct lobbying, grassroots advocacy, coalition participation and national environmental community coordination. He established Defenders’ Government Relations and External Affairs department in 1999. Key legislative accomplishments under Robert’s leadership include securing favorable provisions for wildlife in the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, the ...

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