Our Advisors

Our volunteer Advisors bring a range of public and private sector experience to our organization and are invaluable in guiding our movement to success.
  1. Sen. Larry Pressler

    Senator Larry Pressler is a senior statesman, having served three terms as a US senator from South Dakota.

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  2. Sarah Longwell

    Sarah Longwell is communications director at Berman and Company and publisher of The Bulwark.

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  3. Lee Drutman

    Lee Drutman is a senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America. He is the author of The Business of America is Lobbying and winner of the 2016 American Political Science Association's Robert A. Dahl Award.

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  4. David Milner

    David Milner is the CEO and Founder of NuGen Capital Management, a renewable energy company that develops, owns, and operates large scale solar systems. NuGen has invested in solar, as well as real estate conducive to energy generation, since its inception in 2009.

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  5. Rob Stein

    Rob Stein is founder of the Democracy Alliance and co-founder of the Committee on States.

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  6. Allyson Schmeiser

    Allyson Schmeiser is the Co-Founder and Partner of Sentinel Strategic Advisors, a full service development and advisory company.

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  7. Tom Curren

    Tom Curren is the founder of Change the Rules, and founder of Hawthorne Consultants, a firm specializing in the integration of strategy and organization change.

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  8. Daniella Ballou-Aares

    Daniella is CEO of the Leadership Now Project. She was previously a Partner and Director for the Americas at Dalberg. She joined Dalberg in 2004 and helped grow it from a start-up to a leading global group of social impact businesses, with 25 offices across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the US.

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  9. Betsy Wright Hawkings

    Betsy is a former Congressional Chief of Staff (R) with over 25 years experience working on the hill. She currently works as a managing partner for Article One Advisors.

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