Board

Garrett M. Graff serves as Editor for the widely-know Politico magazine. In 2009, he became just the third editor of The Washingtonian in the magazine 40-plus year history. At the time, Gawker.com wrote, Graff was “an up and coming whippersnapper…

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  Michael Weiser was elected chairman of the National Conference on Citizenship in January, 2008. An investor and writer, Mr. Weiser is a frequent commentator on issues relating to finance, citizenship and community–building for The Washington Times, Miami Herald, Chicago…

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Barry Byrd is a partner at the law firm of Pineiro Byrd PLLC, in Jupiter, Florida, specializing and Board Certified in real estate law. Barry is a graduate of Stetson University and the Stetson College of Law. He has practiced…

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Dr. Lattie Coor founded the Center for the Future of Arizona in 2002 with the goal of creating an Arizona in which there are opportunities and quality of life for all citizens, now and in the future. Under his direction,…

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Phil Duncan serves on the Falls Church, Virginia, City Council and is President of Civicatalyst Communications, a consulting firm focusing on civic participation and education. A native of East Tennessee, Phil is a graduate of Davidson College, where he edited…

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Paula Ellis, a former Knight Foundation officer, senior publishing executive and journalist, has long been a leader in journalism innovation and community engagement. She has decades- long experience in the for-profit, nonprofit and government sectors. As vice president for strategic…

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Eric K. Federing AM, of Maryland, serves as Honorary Director of the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation, which is focused on Washington, DC’s National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism in World War II. Federing was a Director of the Foundation…

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Tom Gottschalk is currently of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. A graduate of Earlham College and the University of Chicago Law School, he practiced law as commercial litigator in Chicago and Washington from 1967…

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One of the most accomplished politicians in Florida’s history, Bob Graham never lost an election for office in more than four decades of public service at the local, state and national level. As first a state legislator, then governor and…

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Gail Leftwich Kitch is chief operating officer of The Voter Participation Center, a research-driven, results-oriented nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the participation of unmarried women, young people and minorities, historically underrepresented groups in our democracy. Most recently, she served…

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A. G. Newmyer III, known as “Terry,” is an active investor and management consultant. He was founder of U. S. Fiduciary Advisors, a network of highly-trained individuals who serve as fiduciaries, and runs the firm’s Palm Beach office. For two…

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Erica Williams Simon is a Millennial social impact strategist, entrepreneur, and speaker that helps bold changemakers of all kinds make a difference in a rapidly changing world. As a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, Erica’s years of experience in…

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