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The Biden-Harris Transition refers to the process of transitioning the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris in the aftermath of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. As part of that process, Biden released the names of those individuals he would appoint to various Cabinet and other high-level executive positions,[1] as well as those who would serve on his Agency Review Teams.[2]

Cabinet Candidates

Biden has announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to head the fifteen United States federal executive departments:

Attorney General

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General. Garland currently serves as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and was Chair of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He formerly served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and clerked for former Supreme Court Justice William Brennan.[3] In 2016, President Obama nominated Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States to succeed Antonin Scalia, but he was not confirmed by the U.S. Senate.[4]

Secretary of Agriculture

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. He formerly served as Secretary of Agriculture during the Obama Administration, and was the 40th Governor of Iowa.[5] He is the President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council,[6] and serves on the Board of Directors of Feeding America.[7]

Secretary of Commerce

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Gov. Gina Raimondo as Secretary of Commerce. She is the 75th and current Governor of Rhode Island.[8] She formerly served as the state’s Treasurer from 2011-2015, and before that co-founded the venture capital firm Point Judith Capital.[9]

Secretary of Defense

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Gen. Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense. He is a retired four-star general in the U.S. Army, formerly serving as the 12th Commander of United States Central Command, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and the commanding general of United States Forces – Iraq.[10] He serves on the Board of Directors of Tenet Healthcare Corporation,[11] Nucor Corporation,[12] Raytheon Technologies,[13] and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.[14]

Secretary of Education

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education.[15] Cardona has served as Commissioner of Education for the Connecticut State Department of Education since 2019. He formerly served as an elementary school teacher, school principal, and district assistant superintendent in Meriden, Connecticut, as well as co-chairperson of the Connecticut Legislative Achievement Gap Task Force and the Connecticut Birth to Grade Three Leaders Council. He taught for four years as an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Connecticut.[16]

Secretary of Energy

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy.[17] Granholm served as the 47th Governor of Michigan from 2003-2011, and as Attorney General of Michigan from 1999-2002.[18] She is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior research fellow at the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute and the Berkeley Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society.[19] She is the founder of the American Jobs Project, where she also serves as Board Chair,[20] and has served as an advisor to the Clean Energy Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts.[21] She served on the presidential transition team of President Obama in 2008[22] and was a co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s transition team in 2016.[23] She also served in leadership positions at the pro-Hillary Clinton Super PACs Priorities USA Action and Correct the Record.[24]

Secretary of Health and Human Services

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services. He currently serves as the 33rd Attorney General of California, and before that served twelve terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.[25]

Secretary of Homeland Security

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security.[26] Mayorkas is a Partner at the law firm of WilmerHale, and formerly served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and as Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services during the Obama Administration. He was head of President Obama’s U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division transition team in 2008, and also served as a U.S. Attorney in the Justice Department during the Clinton Administration.[27]

In January 2021, the Daily Caller reported that Mayorkas had received $3.3 million in the preceding year as a Partner at WilmerHale, according to financial disclosure forms. His clients at the firm included Uber, Cisco, Clorox, Blackstone, Airbnb, Mission Support Alliance, and Intuit. He also represented NiSource, Inc. against charges related to the role that one of its subsidiaries played in the September 2018 Massachusetts gas explosions. The Daily Caller also noted a Department of Homeland Security inspector general report from 2015 that said Mayorkas “exerted improper influence” in the EB-5 visa program approval process for GreenTech Automotive, a company that was owned by Terry McAuliffe and Tony Rodham. Mayorkas was serving as Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Obama Administration at the time.[28]

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. She has served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio’s 11th Congressional District since 2008, was formerly the mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, is the Past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and is the former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.[29]

Secretary of the Interior

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Rep. Debra Haaland (D-NM) as Secretary of the Interior.  She is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District and former Chairwoman of the New Mexico Democratic Party.[30] She was the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico in 2014, served as the New Mexico Native American vote director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, and was formerly the Chairwoman of the Laguna Development Corporation.[31]

Secretary of Labor

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Mayor Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor.[32] Walsh is the 54th mayor of Boston, Massachusetts.[33] He formerly served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as head of the Boston Building Trades Council, and as President of Laborers’ Local 223.[34]

Secretary of State

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Antony Blinken as Secretary of State.[35] Blinken is co-founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, LLC.[36] He is on leave from his position as a Partner at the private equity firm Pine Island Capital Partners, [37] and was Managing Director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. He formerly served in the Obama Administration as National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden, as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor, and as Deputy Secretary of State. Before that, he was Democratic Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2002-2008, a member of the National Security Council Staff from 1994-2001 during the Clinton Administration, and a reporter for The New Republic.[38] He is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Human Rights First,[39] serves on the Advisory Board of Foreign Policy for America,[40] and as of July 2020 was listed as a member of the Advisory Council of National Security Action.[41]

Secretary of Transportation

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation.[42] Buttigieg is the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party’s 2020 Presidential nomination. He also formerly served as an intelligence office in the United States Navy Reserve, as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, and worked on John Kerry’s 2004 Presidential campaign.[43]

Secretary of the Treasury

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury.[44] She is on leave from her position as Distinguished Fellow in Residence at the Brookings Institution, and is Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. She formerly served as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board from 2014-2018 as an Obama Administration nominee, and before that was Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board from 2010-2014, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2004-2010, and Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors from 1997-1999 during the Clinton Administration. She is President of the American Economic Association, serves on the Advisory Boards of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and the Fix the Debt Coalition, and on the Steering Committee of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Economic Strategy Group of the Aspen Institute, the Group of Thirty, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Climate Leadership Council.[45]

Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.[46] McDonough is a Senior Advisor and former Senior Principal at the Markle Foundation,[47] a Partner at Macro Advisory Partners,[48] and a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.[49] He was Senior Foreign Policy Advisor for President Obama’s 2008 campaign, and served in the Obama Administration as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisory from 2010-2013 and as White House Chief of Staff from 2013-2017. Prior to that he worked in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. He has served on the Board of Directors of Catalyte, the National Democratic Institute, and the SAFE Project, and as a member of the Advisory Council of the Tent Partnership for Refugees.[50]

Cabinet-Level and Other Executive Candidates

Biden has announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to high-level executive positions, some of which are considered to be Cabinet-level:

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Michael Regan as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.[51] He has served as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality since 2017. He formerly served as Associate Vice President of U.S. Climate and Energy and Southeast Regional Director at the Environmental Defense Fund, and also worked at the Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. He has served as a board member or commissioner at the University of North Carolina School of Law Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics, Green 2.0 (officially the Green Diversity Initiative), the North Carolina Commission on Global Climate Change, the North Carolina Energy Policy Council, and as an executive steering committee member of Envision Charlotte.[52]

Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Isabel Guzman as Administrator of the Small Business Administration. She currently serves as the Director of the Office of the Small Business Advocate in the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. During the Obama Administration, she was Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Prior to that, she was an advisor to ProAmerica Bank.[53]

Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Kristen Clarke as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.[54] Clarke is the President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She formerly served as head of the Civil Rights Bureau at the New York State Attorney General’s office, as a federal prosecutor in the criminal section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and also worked for several years at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.[55] She serves on the Board of Directors of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights,[56] and formerly served on the Board of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council.[57]

The selection of Clarke attracted controversy when Fox News revealed a letter that she had written to The Harvard Crimson in 1994, while an undergraduate student at Harvard University and President of the Black Students Association.[58] In the letter, Clarke referenced a series of “theories and observations” related to “the genetic differences between Blacks and whites,” including that “Melanin endows Blacks with greater mental, physical and spiritual abilities – something which cannot be measured based on Eurocentric standards.”[59] Also while at Harvard, Clarke invited former Wellesley College professor Tony Martin, the author of an anti-Semitic self-published work entitled “The Jewish Onslaught,” to speak on campus.[60] Clarke subsequently stated that it “was a mistake” to have hosted and defended Martin, and that “I unequivocally denounce antisemitism.” She also stated that her comments at Harvard had been “twisted,” and that the letter was written in response to the book The Bell Curve, as a means of “fighting one ridiculous absurd racist theory with another ridiculous absurd theory.”[61]

Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Cecilia Rouse as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. Rouse is the Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She served as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama Administration, and on the National Economic Council and as a Special Assistant during the Clinton Administration.[62] She serves as a Director by University Appointment at the National Bureau of Economic Research,[63], and has served on the Board of Directors of MDRC.[64]

Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Gary Gensler as Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.[65] Gensler is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. During the Obama Administration, he was Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He also formerly served as a Senior Advisor to former U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) in writing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. During the Clinton Administration, he served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Gensler has also worked on several Democratic political campaigns, including serving as an economic advisor on Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, as a senior advisor on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, and as Chief Financial Officer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. From 1979-1997 he worked at Goldman Sachs. He is a member of the New York Fed Fintech Advisory Group and is the former Chairman of the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission.[66]

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Biden has announced his intention to nominate William J. Burns as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.[67] Burns is the President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He formerly served as Deputy Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State from 2011-2014, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2008-2011, Ambassador to Russia from 2005-2008, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2001-2005, and Ambassador to Jordan from 1998-2001.[68]

Director of National Intelligence

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence. Haines formerly held various positions at Columbia University, including Senior Research Scholar, was a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and a member of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. During the Obama Administration, she served as National Security Council Legal Advisor, Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2013-2015, and Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor from 2015-2017. She was Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 2007-2008, while then-Senator Biden served as Chair.[69] She is a Distinguished Fellow at Syracuse University’s Institute for Security Policy and Law,[70] and serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for a New American Security,[71] the Advisory Board of Foreign Policy for America,[72] the Bio Advisory Group of the Nuclear Threat Initiative,[73] and the Advisory Council of Refugees International.[74] She has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Vodafone Foundation.[75] As of June 2020, she was listed as a member of the Advisory Council of National Security Action.[76]

As reported by The Intercept, Haines’s biography from her time as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution listed her as a consultant for Palantir Technologies,[77] and she was also a former Principal at WestExec Advisors, LLC.[78] The archived biography from Brookings also lists additional affiliations, including as a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, a member of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Encryption Working Group, an Advisory Council member of Network 20/20, an International Advisory Board member at Tikehau Investment Management, Co-Chair of the Simon Skojdt Center for the Prevention of Genocide Advisory Group at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Geopolitics.[79]

Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Neera Tanden as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.[80] Tanden is the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, and formerly served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama Administration. She was Director of Domestic Policy for President Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign after having served as Policy Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Campaign, and before that served as Deputy Campaign Manager and Legislative Director for then-Senator Clinton, and as an Associate Director for Domestic Policy in the Clinton Administration.[81] She has been a regular participant in Democracy Alliance Conferences.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She has led the Africa Practice at Albright Stonebridge Group since 2017, and was a Distinguished Resident Fellow in African Studies at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University from 2017-2019. During the Obama Administration from 2013-2017, she served as Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and before that as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources from 2012-2013.[82] She also served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia from 2008-2012, having been nominated by the George W. Bush Administration.[83] She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy,[84] and as a member of the Advisory Council of National Security Action.[85]

United States Trade Representative

Biden has announced his intention to nominate Katherine Tai as United States Trade Representative. Tai is Chief Trade Counsel to the Chairman and Democratic Members of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, and formerly served in multiple roles in Office of the United States Trade Representative, including as Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement.[86]

White House Chief of Staff

Biden has announced his intention to appoint Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff. He has worked on the campaigns of Democratic Presidential candidates Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden. During the Obama Administration, Klain served as Chief of Staff to then-Vice President Joe Biden from 2009-2011, and as the White House Ebola Response Coordinator from 2014-2015. During the Clinton Administration, he served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore, Chief of Staff and Counselor to Attorney General Janet Reno, and as Associate Counsel to President Clinton. He has also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Revolution LLC, a venture capital firm, and as a partner at the law firm of O’Melveny & Meyers. He was a clerk to former Supreme Court Justice Byron White, and served as Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1989-1992.[87] Klain has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for American Progress Action Fund,[88] the Democracy Forward Foundation,[89] and the Truman National Security Project,[90] and as an external advisor to the Skoll Global Threats Fund.[91]

Agency Review Teams

According to the Biden-Harris Transition website, Agency Review Teams “are responsible for understanding the operations of each agency, ensuring a smooth transfer of power, and preparing for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and their cabinet to hit the ground running on Day One.”[92]

The individuals chosen for membership on Agency Review Teams can have an important influence on the composition and priorities of the Administration. In November 2020, Politico noted that the makeup of the Agency Review Teams “provides the most thorough look to date on what the Biden administration will look like. Members of review teams often end up taking jobs at the agencies they are assigned to and will influence who the Biden administration eventually hires.”[93]

As required by the Presidential Transition Act, the Biden-Harris Transition has disclosed the names, most recent employment, and source of funding for members of its Agency Review Teams.[94] Additional information on the professional background of members of the various Agency Review Teams is available below.

Arts and Humanities

Courtney Chapin (Team Lead)

Jennifer Chang

Lauren Dugas Glover

Kei Koizumi

Bob Lynch

Mahlet Mesfin

Lynnette Overby

Juan Sepulveda

David Skorton

Adriana Usmayo Macedonio

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Leandra English (Team Lead)

Manny Alvarez

Bill Bynum

David Mayorga

Josh Nassar

Jason Rodriguez

Brian Shearer

Diane Thompson

Ashwin Vasan

Josh Zoffer

Council of Economic Advisers

Martha Gimbel (Team Lead)

Damon Jones

Jay Shambaugh

Council on Environmental Quality

Cecilia Martinez (Team Lead)

Nikki Buffa (Team Lead)

Horst Greczmiel

Shara Mohtadi

Mayela Morales

Department of Commerce

Geovette Washington (Team Lead)

Cynthia Aragon

Joshua Berman

Elizabeth Bhargava

Colleen Chien

Ted Dean

Tene Dolphin

Sarah Donilon

Michelle DuBois

Anna Gomez

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick

Karen Hyun

Charmion Kinder

Paul A. Laudicina

Riley Ohlson

Aparna Paladugu

Nancy Potok

Pravina Raghavan

Denice Ross

Kris Sarri

Mary Saunders

Patrick Schaefer

Kathryn Sullivan

Kenny Thompson

Atman Trivedi

Todd Tucker

Arun Venkataraman

Sandra Whitehouse

Kathryn de Wit

Department of Defense

Kath Hicks (Team Lead)

Scott Arceneaux

Sasha Baker

Sonya Bernstein

Susanna Blume

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure

Sharon Burke

Elizabeth Cameron

Lisa Coe

Melissa Dalton

John Estrada

Victor Garcia

Karen Gibson

Robert Gordon

Michelle Howard

Andrew Hunter

David Kessler

Bhavya Lal

Kelly Magsamen

Tim Manning

Mike McCord

Farooq Mitha

Frank Mora

Julie Morgan

Vivek Murthy

Michael Negron

Stacie Pettyjohn

Natalie Quillian

Ely Ratner

Deborah Rosenblum

Lisa Sawyer

Shawn Skelly

Marcella Nunez-Smith

Alissa Starzak

Terri Tanielian

Veronica Valdez

Debra Wada

Stephen Welby

Christine Wormuth

Jeff Zients

Department of Education

Linda Darling-Hammond (Team Lead) is President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute. She formerly served as Professor of Education at Stanford University, President of the American Educational Research Association, Executive Director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future from 1994-2001, as Director of the RAND Corporation’s education program, and as a Professor at Columbia University, Teachers College.[95] She serves as a Board Member at the Albert Shanker Institute,[96] the National Urban Alliance,[97] and the National Public Education Support Fund,[98] and is a former Board Member at the Alliance for Excellent Education,[99] the Coalition of Essential Schools,[100] and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.[101] She served as the leader of President Obama’s education policy transition team in 2008 and is a member of the National Academy of Education and the American Association of Arts and Sciences.[102]

Tony Allen is the President of Delaware State University, where he was formerly Executive Vice President and Provost. Before that, he headed the corporate reputation group at Bank of America, was an Executive Vice President at MBNA America, and was the Founding President of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League and Public Allies Delaware. He was a speechwriter for then-Senator Joe Biden, and served on the transition teams of Delaware Governors Jack Markell and John Carney. He has served as a Board Member at the Rodel Foundation and is a former Board Chair of the National Urban Fellows.[103]

Ary Amerikaner is Vice President for P-12 Policy, Practice, and Research at The Education Trust. She formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration, as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), as a Research Assistant at the Urban Institute’s Education Policy Center, and as an author with the Center for American Progress.[104]

Beth Antunez is Deputy Director at the American Federation of Teachers.[105]

Jim Brown serves on the Board of Directors of the Hershey Company, the Hershey Trust Company, and the Milton Hershey School. He served as Chief of Staff to Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) from January 2007 to February 2016, was a Partner at SCP Private Equity Partners from January 1996 to December 2006, and served as Chief of Staff to former Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey, Sr. (D) from January 1989 to December 1994.[106] He has also served as an adjunct professor at Villanova University, a trustee at the Gesu School, the Young Scholars Charter School, and Immaculata University, and was a Partner at the law firm of Dilworth Paxson.[107]

Ruthanne Buck is Principal Education & Political Consultant at SquadBuck.[108] She formerly served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretaries of Education John King and Arne Duncan at the U.S. Department of Education from April 2012-January 2017 during the Obama Administration. She has also worked for the Democratic National Committee and was Assistant to the President for Special Projects and National Field Director at the American Federation of Teachers.[109]

Norma Cantu is a Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. She formerly served as Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education during the Clinton Administration, and as Education Director at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).[110]

Jessica Cardichon is Director of Federal Policy and Director of the Washington, DC office at the Learning Policy Institute. She formerly served as Senior Director for Federal Policy and Advocacy at the Alliance for Excellent Education, as Education Counsel to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and as a Program Manager at Teachers College, Columbia University.[111]

Claudia Chavez was Midwest Deputy Director for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. She formerly served as a Senior Advisor to Chicago for Rahm Emanuel, and before that as Deputy Director of Legislative Council and Government Affairs in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office. She also formerly worked as a Senior Account Executive at Resolute Consulting LLC and at Central Strategies, as Colorado Regional Deputy GOTV Director for Barack Obama’s 2012 Presidential Campaign, as Regional Director at For a Better Chicago, as Deputy Field Director at the Illinois Democratic Coordinated Campaign, and on the campaigns of Alexi Giannoulias, Dan Hynes, Sara Feigenholtz, and Bill Foster.[112]

Keia Cole is Head of Digital Experience at MassMutual and serves on the MassMutual Foundation Board of Directors. She formerly served as Associate General Counsel and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration, as an attorney at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley.[113]

Josh Dickson was the National Faith Engagement Director for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential Campaign. He formerly served as Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Commerce.[114]

Lindsay Dworkin is Director of Policy Development and State Government Relations at the Alliance for Excellent Education. She formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration, as Education Policy Advisor and legal counsel to former Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D), and as an associate counsel at the University of Delaware.[115]

Donna Harris-Aikens is Senior Director, Education Policy and Practice at the National Education Association. She formerly served as Policy Manager at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) from 2003-2006,[116] and is a Board Member at the Learning First Alliance.[117]

David Holmes is Engineering Manager at Rebellion Defense. He formerly served as Director of Engineering at the United States Digital Service.[118]

Kristina Ishmael is Director of Primary & Secondary Education at Open Education Global.[119] She formerly served as Senior Project Manager of the Teaching, Learning, & Tech Program at New America, and remains a Senior Research Fellow in the program.[120] She was also a fellow at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology and a Digital Learning Specialist at the Nebraska Department of Education.[121]

Robert Kim is a Senior Title IX/EEO Investigator at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.[122]

James Kvaal is President of the Institute for College Access & Success.[123] He formerly served as Policymaker in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan in 2016, as Deputy Director of Domestic Policy on the Obama Administration’s White House Domestic Policy Council from 2013-2016, as a Policy Director on President Obama’s 2012 Presidential Campaign, and as Deputy Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.[124]

Peggy McLeod is Deputy Vice President at UnidosUS. She was formerly the Executive Director of Student Services for Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia and the Assistant Superintendent for Special Education at the Washington, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education.[125]

Ajita Menon is the President and CEO of Calbright College.[126] She has served as Senior Advisor to the CEO at the Lumina Foundation and as Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. During the Obama Administration she was Special Assistant to the President for Higher Education Policy, and also served at the U.S. Department of Education as a Senior Policy Advisor. She was also formerly an Education Policy Advisor for the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, a Policy Analyst at the Institute for College Access & Success, and a fellow in the Illinois Governor’s Office.[127]

Ben Miller is Vice President, Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress.[128] He formerly served as Higher Education Research Director at New America, as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development in the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration, and as a Policy Analyst at Education Sector.[129]

Paul Monteiro is Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice President of External Affairs at Howard University.[130] He was a member of then-Senator Barack Obama’s Washington, DC staff in 2006, became National Deputy Director of Religious Affairs on the 2008 Presidential Campaign, and served in the Obama Administration as Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement, National Director of AmeriCorps VISTA, and head of the Community Relations Service at the U.S. Department of Justice.[131] He is a Board Member of the Prince George’s County Public Schools Board of Education, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Helping Children Worldwide,[132] and is a member of the Civic Advisors Network.[133]

Pedro Rivera is the President of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. He formerly served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Superintendent of the School District of Lancaster, PA and in multiple roles in the School District of Philadelphia, PA, where he was also a staff member of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers labor union. He is former President of the Board of the Council of Chief State School Officers,[134] and serves on the Board of Team Pennsylvania.[135]

Roberto Rodriguez is the President and CEO of Teach Plus. During the Obama Administration from 2009-2017 he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Education, and before that as principal education advisor to former Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and as an education specialist at UnidosUS.[136]

Shital Shah is Manager of Philanthropic Engagement at the American Federation of Teachers.[137]

Marla Ucelli-Kashyap is Assistant to the President for Educational Issues at the American Federation of Teachers. She formerly served as Director of District Redesign and Leadership at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and as a Senior Program Officer at the Rockefeller Foundation.[138] She serves on the Advisory Council of Education Reimagined, and as the 2019-2020 Board Chair at the Learning First Alliance.[139]

Emma Vadehra is a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation and Executive Director of its Next100 project. She formerly served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration, as Senior Education Counsel for former Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), and as Chief of Staff at Uncommon Schools. She is a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Engine, City Year New York, and Govern for America.[140]

Michael Yudin is a Principal at the Raben Group. He formerly served in multiple rules at the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration, including as Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. He also served as Legislative Director to Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senior Counsel to former Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), and Counsel to former Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT). He has also worked as an attorney at both the U.S. Social Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor.[141]

Department of Energy

Arun Majumdar (Team Lead) is a Professor at Stanford University and Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He formerly served as Vice President for Energy at Google. During the Obama Administration, he was the Founding Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, and also served as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Acting Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. He also formerly served as a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and as Associate Laboratory Director for energy and environment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[142] He is an emeritus board member at Activate Global, Inc.[143]

Dan Arvizu is Chancellor of the New Mexico State University System. He is also a Venture Partner at Ridge-Lane Partners, Ltd. and a Precourt Institute Energy Scholar at Stanford University. He formerly served in multiple roles including Chief Technology Officer at Emerson Collective, and as Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Prior to that he worked for CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd., Sandia National Labs, and Bell Labs. He was appointed by both the George W. Bush Administration and the Obama Administration to serve on the governing board of the National Science Foundation, and is an elected fellow at the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Public Administration. He serves on the Board of Directors of State Farm[144] and MRIGlobal, and is the former President of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.[145]

Rhonda Carter is Vice President of Culture and Operations at the Marguerite Casey Foundation. She formerly served as Chief of Staff at Sound Transit. During the Obama Administration, she served as an aide in the Office of the White House Counsel from 2009 to 2012, as White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2012 to 2015, and as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2015 to 2016. Prior to that, she worked at the Center for American Progress.[146]

Madelyn Creedon is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the President of Green Marble Group LLC. She is also a part-time Research Professor at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. She formerly served as Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2014 to 2017, as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense from 2011 to 2014, as Counsel and Lead Staff to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces from 1997 to 2000 and from 2001 to 2011, and as Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy from 1995 to 1997.[147] She is the Director and Chair of the National Security Working Group.[148]

Noah Deich is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Carbon180.[149]

Kerry Duggan is Founder & Principal of SustainabiliD, LLC., a consulting firm. She served as a member of the Biden-Sanders Unity Climate Change Task Force in 2020. She was a co-founder of the Smart Cities Lab, and a former Partner at Ridge-Lane Limited Partners. During the Obama Administration, Duggan served as Deputy Director for Policy in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden, as President Obama’s Deputy Director of the White House Detroit Federal Working Group, and in multiple roles at the U.S. Department of Energy. Before this, she led federal and state campaign activities for the League of Conservation Voters and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and worked on state policy at the Michigan Environmental Council. She has served as a board member at the National Council for Science and the Environment (now the Global Council for Science and the Environment) and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and is a member of the National Press Club, the International Women’s Forum, and the National Wildlife Federation’s Wolfpack. She has served on the external advisory board of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan and is a Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists.[150]

Jonathan Elkind is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. During the Obama Administration, he served as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. Before that, he founded Eastlink Consulting, LLC and was a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a Distinguished Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative.[151] During the Clinton Administration, he served as Director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs for the U.S. National Security Council.[152]

Bryan Garcia is the President and CEO of Connecticut Green Bank. He formerly served as a Program Director at Yale University’s Center for Business and the Environment, and as Climate Change Coordinator for the state of Connecticut. He is the co-chair of the board of directors of Sustainable CT, and a member of the board of the Institute for Sustainable Communities and the Center for Sustainable Energy. He is a member of the advisory boards of the University of Connecticut School of Engineering and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, and is the co-chair of the Financing Solutions Working Group at the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Efficiency Action Network.[153]

Caroline Grey was States Director for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. Grey formerly served as Pod Director for Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Presidential campaign, as a co-founder and Vice President of Civis Analytics, as Director of Analytics Operations for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, as a Targeting Analyst at the Democratic National Committee, and as a Regional Field Director for Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign.[154]

Kathleen Hogan is former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency at the U.S. Department of Energy.[155] She also formerly served as a Division Director at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.[156]

David Kieve was National Director of Climate and Conservation Engagement for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. He is on leave as a Partner at Hilltop Public Solutions, and has formerly worked with NextGen America and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.[157]

Hannah Lee was most recently employed at the State of California’s Office of Digital Innovation.[158]

John MacWilliams is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and a Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. During the Obama Administration, he served at the U.S. Department of Energy as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary and later as Associate Deputy Secretary. Before that, he was a partner at the investment firm Tremont Energy Partners, LLC, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking at JP Morgan Chase, and a founding partner at The Beacon Group, LLC. He also previously headed the international structured finance group at Goldman Sachs and worked as an attorney at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell.[159] He is also an Operating Partner at Apollo Global Management, Inc.[160]

Brad Markell is the Executive Director of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council and chair of the AFL-CIO energy task force. He formerly served as an International Representative with the United Auto Workers.[161] He is a member of the Board of Directors at the Coalition for a Prosperous America, and formerly served on the Steering Committee of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, on the Executive Committee of the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras, and as a member of the Michigan Climate Action Council.[162]

Trisha Miller is Senior Director of Advocacy at Gates Ventures, the private office of Bill Gates. During the Obama Administration, she served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to that, she managed the Green Communities Initiative at Enterprise Community Partners and directed the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Community Development Initiative. She serves on the board of directors of the National Housing Trust,[163] and is an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University.[164]

Rod O’Connor is President of the ROC Group. He formerly served as Senior Advisor for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as Global Head of Communications and External Affairs at McCourt Global, as a Principal at The Messina Group, as an Executive Vice President at AEG, as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy during the Obama Administration, as President of the XPRIZE Foundation, and as the Chief Executive Officer of the 2004 Democratic National Convention.[165]

Adrianna Quintero is Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Energy Foundation. She formerly served as Director of Partner & Community Engagement at the Natural Resources Defense Council and as the founder and Executive Director of Voces Verdes.[166] She has also served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Climate Action Network[167] and the Revolution 21 Foundation.[168]

Ramamoorthy Ramesh is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He formerly served as a Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, as Founding Director of the SunShot Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2010 to 2012, as Deputy Lab Director at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2013 to 2014, and as Associate Laboratory Director at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2014 to 2018.[169]

Roque Sanchez is a Senior Scientist/Engineering Analyst at High Water Mark, LLC. During the Obama Administration, he served for four years in the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change.[170]

Rachel Slaybaugh is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).[171] She is also a Senior Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute.[172]

David Turk is Deputy Executive Director at the International Energy Agency, where he previously served as head of the Energy Environment Division and Head of the Strategic Initiatives Office.[173] He formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Climate and Technology at the U.S. Department of Energy, as Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State, and Special Assistant to the President during the Obama Administration. He also formerly worked for Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), and Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA).[174]

Rama Zakaria is Senior Manager, Regulatory Policy & Analysis at the Environmental Defense Fund. She formerly served as an advisor to Chairman Norman C. Bay at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and as Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.[175]

Department of Health and Human Services

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure (Team Lead)

Robert Gordon (Team Lead)

Kathryn Alvarez

John Auerbach

Kristin Avery

Lisa Barclay

Sonya Bernstein

Sarah Bianchi

Jonathan Blum

Lu Borio

Perrie Briskin

Elizabeth Cameron

Danielle Carnival

Ken Choe

Henry Claypool

Jose Cordero

Sarah Despres

Eliot Fishman

Cristal Gary

Dylan George

Mark Greenberg

Mina Hsiang

Tom Inglesby

David C. Kaslow

Natalie Kates

Rebecca Katz

David Kessler

Jeremy Konyndyk

Tim Manning

Anna Martinez

Julie Morgan

Vivek Murthy

Sarah Nolan

Kevin O’Connor

Yngvild Olsen

Edwin Park

Sharon Parrott

Chuck Peck

Sherice Perry

Clara Pratte

Natalie Quillian

Anne Reid

Caitlin Rivers

Geoff Roth

Meena Seshamani

Cyrus Shahpar

Marcella Nunez-Smith

Mary Wakefield

Rochelle Walensky

Kate Wolff

Jeff Zients

Department of Homeland Security

Ur Jaddou (Team Lead)

Amanda Baran

Sonya Bernstein

John Bivona

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure

Elizabeth Cameron

Michael Coen

John Cohen

Pam Coleman

Ronald Davis

Caitlin Durkovich

Nadia Firozvi

Andrea Flores

Craig Fugate

Asha M. George

Eric Goldstein

Robert Gordon

David Kessler

Tim Manning

Jonathan Meyer

Lori Moore-Merrell

Julie Morgan

Kevin Munoz

Vivek Murthy

Andrew Nacin

Peter Neffenger

Blas Nunez-Neto

Kimberly O’Connor

Esther Olavarria

Lynn Parker Dupree

Natalie Quillian

Subhasri Ramanathan

Paul Rosen

Deon Scott

Samantha Silverberg

Robert Silvers

Marcella Nunez-Smith

Nicole Tisdale

Isabella Ulloa

Jeff Zients

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Erika Poethig (Team Lead)

Alejandro Aviles

Peggy Bailey

Laurel Blatchford

Adria Crutchfield

Analysse Escobar

Mikayla Ferrell

Julia Gordon

Solomon Greene

Aras Jizan

Monique King-Viehland

Becky Koepnick

Gail Laster

Meaghan McCarthy

Gina Metrakas

Jonathan Parnes

Noel Poyo

Antonio Riley

PaaWee Rivera

Margaret Salazar

Eric Stein

Karen Tamley

Ben J. Winter

Department of Justice

Christopher Schroeder (Team Lead) is a former law professor at Duke University. He served in the Obama Administration as a Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice, and was also a former chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.[176]  He is a former Member Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform.[177]

Roy Austin is a Partner at the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. He formerly served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Deputy Assistant to the President on the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Obama Administration.[178] He is a Board Member of Advance Peace,[179] the Council on Criminal Justice,[180] Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law,[181] and the Polaris Project.[182] He is an Advisor to the Justice Innovation Lab[183] (a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund), and serves on the advisory boards of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice,[184] the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement Project at Georgetown University Law Center,[185] Tzedek DC,[186] and Fair and Just Prosecution[187] (a fiscally sponsored project of the Tides Center).

Matthew Axelrod is a Partner at Linklaters LLP. He formerly served as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.[188]

Michael Bosworth is a Partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins. He formerly served as Deputy Counsel to the President in the Obama Administration, Special Counsel to the Director of the FBI, Co-Chief of the Complex Frauds Unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York at the U.S. Department of Justice, Deputy General Counsel at MacAndrews & Forbes, and as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. He is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, a trustee at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Board Member at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.[189]

Theresa Bradley was most recently employed by Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign.[190]

Afua Bruce is the Chief Program Office at DataKind. She formerly served as Director of Engineering for the Public Interest Technology Program at New America, held multiple positions at the FBI, and worked as a software engineer for IBM.[191] She served as the Executive Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s National Science and Technology Council in the Obama Administration White House,[192] and is a Board Member at Groundswell International.[193]

James Cadogan is Vice President of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures. He formerly served as Director of the Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Counselor to the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice and Special Assistant at the U.S. Department of Defense during the Obama Administration, co-director of President Obama’s voter protection program in Ohio during the 2008 campaign, and as an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.[194] He also serves as a Board Member of Community Change.[195]

Melanca Clark is the President and CEO of the Hudson-Webber Foundation. She formerly served as Chief of Staff of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice, as a Senior Policy Advisor with the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Obama Administration, as Counsel to the Brennan Center for Justice, and as a fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the law firm Gibbons P.C.[196] She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Employment Opportunities,[197] the Council of Michigan Foundations,[198] Michigan Future Inc.,[199] and the Michigan Center for Youth Justice.[200] She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Youth Policy Lab at the University of Michigan[201] and LISC Detroit,[202] and the Executive Committee of the Downtown Detroit Partnership.[203]

Danielle Conley is a Partner at the law firm of WilmerHale. She formerly served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama Administration.[204]

Rajesh De is the Managing Partner of the law firm Mayer Brown’s Washington, DC office. He formerly served as General Counsel at the National Security Agency, Staff Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President in the Obama Administration White House, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Counsel to the 9/11 Commission and to U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs staff. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, a Senior Advisor to the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, a Board Member at the Southern Center for Human Rights, a Distinguished Fellow at Syracuse University’s Institute for Security Policy and Law, a Senior Fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law, and on the Advisory Boards of Software.org, Third Way’s Cyber Enforcement Initiative, the National Security Institute at George Mason University School of Law, and the General Counsel’s External Advisory Board at the Central Intelligence Agency.[205]

Chai Feldblum is a Partner at the law firm of Morgan Lewis. She served as an Obama Administration nominee to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 2010-2019, was a professor at Georgetown University Law Center for 18 years before that, and clerked for former Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.[206] She is a fellow at The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.[207]

Shomari Figures served as White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, and before that was Domestic Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House.[208]

Shirlethia Franklin is a Partner at the law firm of Jones Day. She formerly served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, and as a Board Member of the White House Fellows Foundation & Association.[209]

Laurence Gold is a Partner at the law firm of Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold, PLLC. He formerly served as Associate General Counsel at both the AFL-CIO and the Laborers’ International Union of North America, and as a member of the American Bar Association’s Advisory Commission to the Standing Committee on Election Law. He is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.[210]

Kathleen Hartnett is a Partner at Cooley LLP. She formerly served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice and Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to the President during the Obama Administration. She clerked for both Judge Merrick Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.[211]

Roosevelt Holmes was most recently employed by the Democratic National Committee.[212]

Rocio Inclan-Rodriguez is a Senior Director at the National Education Association.[213] She serves as a Board Member at GLSEN[214] and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.[215]

Dawn Johnsen is a Professor at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. She served as a member of the transition teams of both Presidents Clinton and Obama, and as Acting Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Clinton Administration. The Obama Administration nominated her for Assistant Attorney General, though she was not confirmed by the Senate.[216] She was legal director of NARAL Pro-Choice America from 1988-1993 and before that was staff counsel fellow at the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project.[217] She has served on the Board of Directors at the Guttmacher Institute and on the academic advisory board of the American Constitution Society.[218]

Pamela Karlan is a Professor at Stanford Law School and the Co-Director of its Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. She formerly served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, a commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission, an assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and as a clerk to former Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.[219] She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the American Law Institute,[220] and serves on the Board of Directors of the Campaign Legal Center[221] and the American Constitution Society.[222] Karlan was a participant in the Spring 2016 Democracy Alliance Conference,[223] and she is listed by Demand Justice (a fiscally sponsored project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund) on its Supreme Court Shortlist.[224]

Gene Kimmelman is a Senior Advisor and the former President and CEO of Public Knowledge. He was also a former project director at New America, Chief Counsel to the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, Vice President of Consumers Union, Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the Antitrust Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Legislative Director at the Consumer Federation of America, and a Staff Attorney at Public Citizen. He is a fellow at Yale University’s Thurman Arnold Project, Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, the University of Colorado’s Silicon Flatirons Center, and the Digital Innovation & Democracy Initiative at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He also serves as a Board Member of International Media Support and an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law.[225]

Regina Kline is the Founder and CEO of SmartJob, LLC. She formerly served as a Partner at the law firm of Brown, Goldstein & Levy, and as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.[226]

Richard Lazarus is a Professor at Harvard Law School. He was formerly a Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and the Executive Director of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Future of Offshore Drilling. He served as a member of President Clinton’s transition team, and as Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1986-1989. He was the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section on Water Law from 1992-1993, a member of the World Wildlife Fund’s National Council from 1995-2000, a fellow at the Wilson Center from 1999-2000, and a former member of several Environmental Protection Agency advisory committees. He currently serves as a Board Member at the Analysis Group and the Environmental Defense Fund, and on an Advisory Committee of the Environmental Law Institute.[227]

Martin Lederman is a Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He formerly served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel during the Obama Administration, and as an attorney at the law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser.[228]

Neil MacBride is a Partner at the law firm of Davis Polk. He was a member of the Obama-Biden transition team and served as Associate Deputy Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia in the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama Administration. He was Vice President and General Counsel of the Business Software Alliance from 2005-2008, and served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director to then-Senator Joe Biden from 2001-2005.[229]

Alexander Mackler is the Chief Deputy Attorney General at the Delaware Department of Justice. He formerly served as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, as Deputy Legal Council to Vice President Joe Biden in the Obama Administration, as Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Ted Kaufman, and as then-Senator Joe Biden’s press secretary.[230] He also served as Campaign Manager of Beau Biden’s campaign for Attorney General of Delaware.[231]

Teresa Mason was Chief of Staff at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office until 2020. She formerly was a partner at the law firm of BahnMulter LLP, Vice President of Health Policy for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Chief of Staff to then-Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III, Vice President of the Homeland Security Division at Systems Application and Technologies, Inc., Executive Vice President of MBNA America Bank, and the 110th Sheriff of New York City. She has served as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees at St. John’s University, the Secretary of the Network of Bar Leaders, and President and Board Chair of the Black Bar Association of Bronx County.[232]

Barbara McQuade is a Professor at the University of Michigan School of Law. She formerly served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, as a Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and as an attorney at the law firm of Butzel Long.[233]

Jose Morales is the Deputy Director, Voter Protection at Fair Fight Action. He formerly served as National Constituency Director for Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign, Community Engagement and Projects Director at the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and a Programs Associate at the New Organizing Institute.[234]

Brian Nelson is Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary of LA 2028. He formerly served as General Counsel at the California Department of Justice where he was a senior staff advisor to then-Attorney General Kamala Harris, and as Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Justice‘s National Security Division. He was a former attorney at Sidley Austin LLP, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute.[235]

Cristina Rodriguez is a Professor at Yale Law School. She formerly served two years as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, as a Professor at New York University School of Law, and as a clerk for then-Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She is a fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, a member of the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[236]

Kristina Rose is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Healing Justice Project. She formerly served as Executive Director of End Violence Against Women International, as Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, and as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Vice President’s office during the Obama Administration.[237]

Lynn Rosenthal is the President of the Center for Family Safety and Healing. She formerly served as Director, Violence Against Women Initiatives at the Biden Foundation, Vice President of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Executive Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and as White House Advisor on Violence Against Women in the Obama Administration.[238]

Rachel Rossi was most recently employed by the REFORM Alliance.[239] She is Of Counsel at the law firm of Cohen Williams LLP, and formerly served as Counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Democratic membership and to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), where she was involved in the Supreme Court nomination hearings of both Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. She formerly worked as an attorney in both the Federal Public Defender’s office in Los Angeles and in the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. She is Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee at the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.[240] In 2020, Rossi unsuccessfully ran for the office of Los Angeles County District Attorney.[241]

Paul Tiao is a Partner at the law firm of Hunton Andrews Kurth. He formerly served as special counsel to former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, counsel to Senate Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin, an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, an adjunct professor at George Washington University, and an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.[242]

Department of Labor

Chris Lu (Team Lead) is Senior Strategy Advisor at FiscalNote. He formerly served as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor and was White House Cabinet Secretary and Assistant to the President from 2009-2013 during the Obama Administration. Before that, he was then-Senator Obama’s Legislative Director and Acting Chief of Staff, and was the Executive Director of the Obama-Biden transition team. He also formerly served as Deputy Chief Counsel of the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), and as an attorney at Sidley Austin. He is a senior fellow at the University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs, a former Board Member of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.[243] He is a Board Member of the American Sustainable Business Council.[244]

Jennifer Abruzzo is Special Counsel for the Communications Workers of America.[245] She was formerly Deputy General Counsel at the National Labor Relations Board.[246]

Esmeralda Aguilar is a Partner at the law firm of Sherman Dunn, specializing in labor and employment issues. She formerly worked in the communications department of the AFL-CIO.[247]

Taylor Barnes Lord is Deputy National Political & Organizing Director at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). She formerly served as Constituency Operations Director and Women’s Political Director, as well as Chief of Staff to the Political & Organizing Team, at the DNC. She also previously served as Director of the United State of Women at Civic Nation, as a co-founder and Director of Marketing at Denizens Brewing Co., as an Operations Officer at the National Women’s Business Council, and as a Deputy Regional Field Director for Organizing for America in 2012.[248]

Mary Beech is an employee of Northeastern University.[249]

David Bernett is Administrator of the National Energy Management Institute Committee.[250] He formerly served as the Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 12.[251]

Patricia Bory is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, where she directs the iGive program. She formerly served in the Obama Administration as a Senior Advisor at the Department of Labor, led public engagement at the Corporation for National and Community Service, and was the director of BAYAC AmeriCorps.[252]

Dora Chen is Associate General Counsel at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).[253]

Jessica Chu is Chief of Staff at the Amalgamated Transit Union. She formerly served as Associate General Counsel at the AFL-CIO, Managing Counsel of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, and as Associate General Counsel at the Amalgamated Transit Union.[254]

Erika Dinkel-Smith was Director of Labor Engagement for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential Campaign. She formerly served as Legislative Director at the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.[255]

Michele Evermore is a Senior Policy Analyst at the National Employment Law Project. She formerly worked as a legislative advocate for SEIU District 1199 New England and National Nurses United, at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama Administration, and as a member of former Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) staff.[256]

Jocelyn Frye is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. She formerly served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Special Projects for the First Lady in the Obama Administration, as General Counsel at the National Partnership for Women and Families, and as an attorney at the law firm of Crowell & Moring.[257] She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ms. Foundation for Women.[258]

Tanya Goldman is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and formerly served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor in the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama Administration. Before that, she worked as an attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.[259]

Vivian Graubard is a Senior Advisor for Public Interest Technology at New America. She formerly served in the White House as a member of the United States Digital Service and Chief of Staff to the United States Technology Officer during the Obama Administration, and was a former fellow at the Polaris Project.[260]

Deborah Greenfield is Deputy Director-General for Policy at the International Labour Organization. She formerly served as Deputy Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama Administration, as Associate General Counsel at the AFL-CIO from 1998-2009, as a supervising attorney for litigation at the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, and as an attorney for the Communications Workers of America.[261]

Seth Harris is a Distinguished Scholar at Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations. He formerly served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Secretary of Labor and Acting Secretary of Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor, and was a member of the Obama-Biden transition team in 2008. He also served at the Department of Labor during the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 2000, including as Counselor to Secretary Alexis Herman and Special Assistant to Secretary Robert Reich.[262]

Michael Hazard works for United Association, a labor union.[263]

Nadia Marin-Molina is Co-Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. She formerly served as Executive Director of the Workplace Project,[264] and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Association for Union Democracy.[265]

Patricia Moscoso is Chief Speechwriter in the Office of the Governor for the State of California. She formerly served as Executive Speechwriter in the California Attorney General’s office from 2017-2019, Special Assistant to the Secretary and Director of Speechwriting at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2014-2017, and as a Legislative Assistant at the White House from 2011-2014 during the Obama Administration.[266]

Seema Nanda is a Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program.[267] She was the Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Committee until April 2020.[268] She also formerly served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, as Chief of Staff to Secretary Tom Perez at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama Administration, and as head of the Office of Employee and Immigrant Rights in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.[269] She also formerly worked at the National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Advice.[270]

Rajesh Nayak is a Fellow at the Labor & Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. He was formerly the Deputy Executive Director at the National Employment Law Project and served for seven years in the Obama Administration, including as Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of Labor Tom Perez at the U.S. Department of Labor.[271]

Shaun O’Brien is Assistant Director of the Department of Research and Collective Bargaining at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). He formerly served as Assistant Policy Director for Health & Retirement at the AFL-CIO, as Senior Vice President for Economic Security at the AARP, and as a staff attorney at the Pension Rights Center. He is a Board Member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.[272]

Josh Orton is a Senior Advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).[273] Orton was National Policy Director for Sanders’ 2020 Presidential Campaign,[274] and also previously served as a Senior Advisor and Policy Director to former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), a Senior Legal Advisor to NARAL Pro-Choice America where he focused on judicial nominations including those of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, and as Press Secretary to former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV).[275]

Doug Parker is Chief of Cal/OSHA at the California Department of Industrial Relations.[276] He formerly served as Executive Director of Worksafe, and as Senior Policy Advisor at the Mine Safety and Health Administration and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2014-2015 during the Obama Administration. He has also worked as a Partner at the law firm of Mooney, Green, Baker & Saindon, a staff attorney for the United Mine Workers of America, in press operations for the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton Administration, and as an assistant to former Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN).[277]

Lynn Rhinehart is a Senior Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute. She formerly served as General Counsel at the AFL-CIO from 2009-2018, was the Executive Director of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, and is a Board Member at the National Employment Law Project and an Advisory Board Member at Harvard Law School’s “Clean Slate” labor law project.[278] As of 2018, she was a Board Member at the Peggy Browning Fund.[279]

Ann Rosenthal formerly served in multiple roles at the U.S. Department of Labor, including as Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health until 2017.[280]

Robin Runge is Equality and Inclusion Co-Director at the Solidarity Center[281] and a lecturer at George Washington University School of Law. She formerly served as Director of Enforcement Policy and Procedures in the Wage and Hour Division and Senior Policy Advisor in the Civil Rights Center at the U.S. Department of Labor, as a Professor at the University of North Dakota School of Law from 2009-2013, as director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic Violence from 2003-2009, and as Deputy Director and Coordinator of the Program on Women’s Employment Rights at the D.C. Employment Justice Center.[282]

Eric Seleznow is a Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future. He formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration during the Obama Administration, as State Policy Director at the National Skills Coalition, as Executive Director of the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, and as Local Workforce Board Director for Montgomery County, Maryland’s Department of Economic Development.[283]

Patricia Smith is Senior Counsel at the National Employment Law Project. She formerly served as Solicitor of Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010-2017 during the Obama Administration, as the New York State Commissioner of Labor, and as Chief of the Labor Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General.[284]

Jenny Yang is a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute and a Strategic Partner at Working IDEAL.[285] She was formerly an Obama Administration nominee to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, serving from 2013-2018 and as Chair from September 2014 to January 2017. Before that she was a Partner at the law firm of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, a Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and worked for the National Employment Law Project.[286] She was a 2018 Leadership in Government Fellow at the Open Society Foundations,[287] and is listed by Demand Justice (a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund) on its Supreme Court Shortlist.[288]

Department of State

Linda Thomas-Greenfield (Team Lead)

Hady Amr

Susan Biniaz

Oni Blair

Derek Chollet

Frances Colon

Bathsheba Crocker

Sarah Cross

Michael Guest

Sumona Guha

Peter Harrell

Owen Herrnstadt

Roberta Jacobson

Bonnie Jenkins

Alexandra Kahan

Jeremy Konyndyk

Ellison Laskowski

Allison Lombardo

Raphael Majma

Nancy McEldowney

Amber McIntyre

Brian McKeon

Emily Mendrala

Jane Rhee

Fouad Saad

Sam Salk

Gentry Smith

Dana Stroul

Tom Sullivan

Puneet Talwar

Margaret Taylor

Ramin Toloui

Zaid Zaid

Uzra Zeya

Department of the Interior

Kevin Washburn (Team Lead) is Dean of the University of Iowa College of Law and the former Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law. He served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior until January 2016. He also formerly served as General Counsel at the National Indian Gaming Commission and as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.[289]

Robert Anderson is a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School,[290] Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Law,[291] and Of Counsel at the law firm of Kanji & Katzen, PLLC. He formerly served as a staff attorney at the Native American Rights Fund, and during the Clinton Administration was an advisor to Secretary Bruce Babbitt at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He was co-chair of President Obama’s transition team for the Department of the Interior in 2008, and also served on the National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform.[292]

Bret Birdsong is a Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law. During the Obama Administration, he served as Deputy Solicitor for Land Resources at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He was also formerly an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.[293] He is a member of the Trustees Council of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation,[294] and the Board of Directors of The Nature Conservancy in Nevada.[295]

Shannon Estenoz is Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs and Chief Operating Officer at the Everglades Foundation. She formerly served in executive roles at the Environmental and Land Use Law Center, the World Wildlife Fund, and the National Parks Conservation Association. During the Obama Administration, she was Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives at the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has served as National Co-Chair of the Everglades Coalition and is a Board Member at the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities.[296]

Christopher Goranson is a Professor at the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Goranson formerly served as a project manager at the 18F office of the U.S. General Services Administration, was an Obama Administration Presidential Innovation Fellow, and was the Director of the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping at The New School, the Director of the GIS Center at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and taught at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.[297]

Janie Hipp is Chief Executive Officer of the Native American Agriculture Fund. She was the founding director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas, and also formerly served as a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and as the director of the Office of Tribal Relations.[298]

Kate Kelly is Director of Public Lands at the Center for American Progress. During the Obama Administration, she served as Senior Advisor to Secretary Sally Jewell and as Communications Director to Secretary Jewell and Secretary Ken Salazar at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Prior to that, she was Press Secretary to former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA).[299]

Elizabeth Klein is Deputy Director of the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at New York University School of Law. She served at the U.S. Department of the Interior during the Clinton and Obama Administrations, including as Associate Deputy Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Policy, Management and Budget. She also formerly worked as an attorney at the law firm of Latham & Watkins, as a law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, and for the National Park Foundation and the Democratic Governors Association.[300]

Amanda Leiter is a Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law and Director of the Program on Environmental and Energy Law. During the Obama Administration, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals at the U.S. Department of the Interior. She also formerly was a Professor at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, a fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and clerked for former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.[301] As of August 2020, she was on the Board of Directors of American Rivers.[302]

Molly McUsic is President of the Wyss Foundation. She formerly served in the Clinton Administration as Counselor to Secretary Bruce Babbitt at the U.S. Department of the Interior, was a law professor at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University, and clerked for former Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.[303] She serves on the Steering Committee of the Andes Amazon Fund,[304] the Governing Council of the Wilderness Society,[305] and the Board of Directors of the League of Conservation Voters,[306] the Western Conservation Foundation,[307] and Western Conservation Action.[308] She has formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Center for American Progress Action Fund,[309] the Conservation Lands Foundation,[310] the Fund for a Better Future,[311] and the Sixteen Thirty Fund.[312]

Clara Pratte is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strongbow Strategies,[313] and a co-founder and Partner at Navajo Power.[314] She formerly served as Chief of Staff to the President of the Navajo Nation, and was Tribal Engagement Director for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign.[315] She also formerly served as National Director of the Office of Native American Affairs at the U.S. Small Business Administration and as a trade specialist and business analyst at the U.S. International Trade Administration.[316]

Maggie Thomas is the Political Director at Evergreen Action, a fiscally sponsored project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund. She formerly served as Climate Policy Advisor to Sen. Elizabeth Warren and as Deputy Climate Director to Gov. Jay Inslee during the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, and also worked in voter turnout for NextGen America.[317]

Maggie Thompson was State Advisor and Chief of Staff for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign in North Carolina, and was formerly North Carolina State Director for Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential campaign. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Director of Generation Progress – a project of the Center for American Progress – and was the manager of its Higher Ed, Not Debt campaign. She also formerly served as Regional Program Director at the Common Purpose Project. During the Obama Administration, she served as Special Assistant for Land & Water Quality at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and as Special Assistant to the Director at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She also worked on President Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign as a Field Organizer and a Regional Field Director.[318]

Tanya Trujillo is the Lower Basin Project Director at the Colorado River Sustainability Campaign, a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund. She is the former Executive Director of the Colorado River Board of California, and also served as Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of the Interior and as Senior Council to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. She is the Vice Chair of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission.[319]

Department of the Treasury

Don Graves (Team Lead) was Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations at KeyBank until September 2020.[320] Prior to joining KeyBank, Graves was a Counselor and Domestic and Economic Policy Director for then-Vice President Joe Biden. He was also appointed by the Obama Administration as Executive Director of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development and Housing Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.[321] He is also the former Director of Public Policy for the Business Roundtable. [322]

He has served as a Board Member at the Community Reinvestment Fund, USA and the MetroHealth Foundation,[323] and is a Board Member at the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware.[324] He also serves as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors for Jumpstart.[325]

Mehrsa Baradaran is a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.[326] She is a former law professor at the University of Georgia and a former attorney at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell.[327] She also formerly served on the Board of Directors of People for the American Way.[328]

Michael Barr is Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He serves as trustee of the Kresge Foundation, is on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation FinTech Advisory Council, the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, ideas42’s Scientific Advisory Board, the Research Advisory Board for the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and is an Advisor to GlobaliD, NYCA Partners, and SentiLink.

Barr served as Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the Obama Administration. In the Clinton Administration, he served as a Special Advisor to both President Clinton and at the U.S. Department of State. He also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter. [329]

Lily Batchelder is a Professor at New York University School of Law and the Wagner School of Public Service. During the Obama Administration, she served as Deputy Director of the White House National Economic Council and Deputy Assistant to the President. She also formerly served as Majority Chief Tax Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, and was an associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and sits on the board of Tax Analysts. [330]

John Bentivoglio is a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, specializing in Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime. He served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Associate Deputy Attorney General and Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General & Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud. Bentivoglio served as a legislative assistant and staff member for then-Senator Joe Biden from 1986 to 1992. [331]

Rakim Brooks a campaign strategist at the American Civil Liberties Union. He formerly worked as an attorney at the law firm of Susman Godfrey, clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and was a fellow at Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin. He is a member of the Board of the Directors at the Alliance for Justice, and a member of the LGBT Bar Association of New York, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, and the National Bar Association.[332]

Chris Brummer is a law professor at Georgetown University. He is a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Subcommittee on Virtual Currencies and the Consultative Working Group for the European Securities and Markets Authority’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee. He was a former member of the National Adjudicary Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and during the Obama Administration he was nominated twice to serve as a Commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He also worked at Cravath Swaine and Moore LLP.[333]

Liyan David Chang is a member of the engineering team at Devoted Health. [334]

Heidi Crebo-Rediker is on leave as an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. [335] She was an Advisory Director at Campbell Lutyens from 2018 until November 9, 2020, and is the Chief Executive Officer of International Capital Strategies. She formerly served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of State, and as Chief of International Finance and Economics for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.[336] She advised then-Committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) on economic issues, and also formerly served as co-director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative at New America.[337]

William Doerrer is Director, Post-Election Operation for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. He formerly served as the Executive Director of Chicago Victory PAC, Deputy Campaign Manager for Christopher Kennedy, Chief of Staff for Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Regional Director of For a Better Chicago PAC, Regional Field Director for the Colorado Democratic Party, and Field Organizer for the Michigan Democratic Party.[338]

William Fields is a Senior Associate for Pipeline & Partnerships at Sidewalk Labs. Previously, Fields was a Special Assistant within the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was a policy advisor to the Office of the Undersecretary for Domestic Finance. Fields began his career as a staffer on the United States Senate Banking Committee under Chairman Christopher Dodd, working on the  Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. [339]

Suzanna Fritzberg is the Executive Director of Birmingham Strong. [340] From 2016 to 2019 Fritzberg served as Pete Buttigieg’s Policy Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. She also worked as the Associate Policy Director for Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign. [341]

Andy Green is a Senior Fellow of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress. Previously, Green served as counsel to Kara Stein, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the SEC in 2014, Green served as counsel to Senator Jeff Merkley and staff director at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy. Green also practiced corporate law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong and Shanghai. [342]

Nicole Isaac is Head of North America Policy for LinkedIn. Isaac serves as a Board Member of the Biden Foundation and as a member of Markle Foundation’s Rework America Task Force.  During the Obama Administration, Isaac was a Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Previously, Isaac was Deputy Legislative Director for the Office of the Vice President. She has also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives, with the Office of Legislative Counsel, and in the Senate, with the Assistant Minority Leader Dick Durbin.[343] Isaac has also spent time working in the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. [344]

Simon Johnson is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He is on leave as a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and is a member of the Systemic Risk Council. Previously, Johnson was a member of the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the U.S Department of the Treasury’s Office of Financial Research. From 2012 to 2019, he was a member of the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee. In 2016, Johnson was the third distinguished visiting fellow at the Central Bank of Barbados. He has served as a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers and the advisory council of Intelligence Squared. From 2007 to 2008, Johnson was the International Monetary Fund’s Economic Counsellor and Director of its Research Department. [345]

Helen Kanovsky was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the Mortgage Bankers Association, and Chair of the Board of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, where she also formerly served as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. She formerly served as General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, General Counsel at GE Capital Management and Skyline Financial Services, and as Chief of Staff to then-Senator John Kerry. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Washington D.C. Bar Association.[346]

Marisa Lago is Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Commission. During the Obama Administration, she served as Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to that she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Empire State Development, Global Head of Compliance at Citigroup, head of the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Chief Economic Development Officer for the City of Boston.[347]

Nancy Lee is a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development and a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Lee is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, she was the deputy chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Lee was the general manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund at the Inter-American Development Bank. She has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.[348]

Sarah Miller is the Executive Director of the American Economic Liberties Project and co-chair of the Freedom From Facebook coalition. She previously served as Deputy Director of the Open Markets Institute. During the Obama Administration, Miller was a policy advisor for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, worked as an advisor to John Podesta at the Center for American Progress, helped launch and lead the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and served as a policy staffer for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.[349] Miller is a board member of Family Farm Action.[350]

Sophie Raseman is Head of Financial Solutions for Brightside. She has served as a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board, and as a consultant for McKinsey & Company.[351] During the Obama Administration, Raseman was Director of Smart Disclosure in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Consumer Policy. [352]

Rosie Rios is the CEO of Red River Associates, a real estate consulting company, and was formerly the 43rd Treasurer of the United States. Rios serves on the board of Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, the Schlesinger Council at Harvard University and the Advisory Committee for Artemis Real Estate Partners. She is the Founder and CEO of Empowerment 2020, and the Founder of Notable Women. Previously, Rios was a Trustee with the Alameda County Employees Retirement Association. She also served as Managing Director of Investments for MacFarlane Partners, a real estate investment management firm based in San Francisco. [353]

Benson “Buzz” Roberts is the President and CEO of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders. Roberts was formerly the Director of the Office of Small Business, Community Development and Housing Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2011 to 2015. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Policy and Program Development at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. [354] He is a member of the Board of Directors for The Center for Community Lending. [355]

Jason Rodriguez was National Deputy Coalitions Director for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. He formerly served in multiple roles at the U.S. House of Representatives, at the political desk for House Majority PAC, as campaign manager for New Mexico State Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Political Programs Manager at the American Nurses Association, National Deputy Latino Vote Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign, Manager of Political Affairs at S&P Global, Senior Finance Associate at Angerholzer Broz Consulting, Deputy Campaign Manager for Will Brownsberger’s 2013 Congressional campaign, in political partnerships for ActBlue, and as an aide in former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s office.[356]

Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. From 2009 to 2013, Rosenberg served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, both to the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes and to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Previously, Rosenberg was an energy policy correspondent at Argus Media, focused on U.S and Middle Eastern energy policy, regulation and trading. [357] Rosenberg is a Board Member at the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control. [358]

Javier Saade is the founder and Managing Partner of Impact Master Holdings,[359] and a Venture Partner at Fenway Summer Ventures. He is the Board Chair of GP Funding, Inc., and a member of the board of directors of Porch Group, Inc. He is a former member of the advisory board of DocuSign, Inc. and of the corporate responsibility board of Univision Communications. He has also been an Executive in Residence at Columbia University’s Columbia Technology Ventures, a Senior Fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Innovation at Georgetown University, and a mentor at the Latino Entrepreneurship Leaders Initiative at Stanford University.

During the Obama Administration, he served as Associate Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and was a member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Before that, he worked in the private sector for McKinsey & Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bridgewater Associates, GEM Group, Pacific Community Ventures, and Abbott Laboratories. He was also one of the co-founders of Air America Media.

He is a member of the board of advisors at Harvard University’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the board of the Pan American Development Foundation,[360] and the board of The Nature Conservancy in Maryland and DC.[361]

Damon Silvers is Policy Director and Special Counsel at the AFL-CIO, having joined as associate general counsel in 1997. Prior to that, he worked for the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. He has served as a pro bono special assistant attorney general for New York State, and as a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Investor Advisory Group and Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He was Deputy Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program from 2008 to 2011.[362] He is a member of the board of directors of the National Coalition on Health Care,[363] and a former board member of Ceres.[364]

Betsey Stevenson is a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan. She is also a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting associate professor at the University of Sydney, a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a fellow at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, and serves on the executive committee of the American Economic Association. During the Obama Administration, Stevenson was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2013 to 2015, and was the chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010 to 2011.[365]

Jay Williams is President of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. He serves on the boards of the MetroHartford Alliance, AdvanceCT, and the CHEFA Community Development Corporation. He is also a member of the Connecticut Governor’s Workforce Council and the Community Foundation Opportunity Network’s governing council.

Previously, Williams served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development at the U.S. Department of Commerce.[366] He was also Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs during the Obama Administration, and served as Executive Director of the Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers at the U.S. Department of Labor. He also served as the Mayor of Youngstown, Ohio.[367]

Charles Yi is a Partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter. He served as General Counsel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2015 to 2019. At the FDIC, he was Chairman of the Legal Advisory Group of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council and as a government member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. He has served as deputy assistant secretary for banking and finance at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. On Capitol Hill, Yi served as staff director and chief counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, chief counsel and deputy staff director of the Senate Banking Committee, and counsel for the Committee on Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Army.[368]

Jeffrey Zuttah works in Business Operations at Oscar Health. He formerly worked in Business Development at Quartet Health. From 2015 to 2017, Zuttah was Director Business Development at Artivest. He also formerly worked as a Private Equity Associate at The Carlyle Group and as an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley. His government experience includes being a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. [369]

Department of Transportation

Philip Washington (Team Lead) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. From 2009 to 2015, Washington was CEO of the Denver Regional Transportation District and served as assistant general manager there before being promoted. He also served for 24 years in the United States Army, retiring as Command Sergeant Major. He is the former Chair of the American Public Transportation Association, and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and the Eno Center for Transportation. [370] He is on the Board of Directors of Mobility 21.[371]

David Barnett is the Director of Pipeline and Gas Distribution at the United Association. [372]

Austin Brown is a Partner at Valence Strategic, specializing in Data Science and Mobility.[373] Brown is the Executive Director of the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy at the University of California, Davis. He connects research and policy communities at the local, state, and national levels with a focus on clean energy and sustainable transportation. Before joinging UC Davis in 2017, he worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and as Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Transportation in the Obama Administration’s White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.[374]

David Cameron is the Assistant to the Director of the Rail Conference at the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters. [375]

Florence Chen works for Generate Capital. [376]

Brendan Danaher is the Government Affairs Director for the Transport Workers Union of America/AFL-CIO. [377]

Reginald Greer was LGBTQ Vote Director for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. During the Obama Administration, Greer was Deputy Director of Public Engagement at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Previously, Greer served as the Director of Constituent Engagement at the LGBTQ Victory Institute. [378]

Paul Kincaid is the Director of Congressional Outreach at the Association of Former Members of Congress. During the Obama Administration, he was appointed Associate Administrator for Communications and Congressional Affairs of the Federal Transit Administration. Kincaid worked for the House of Representatives, where he served in communications roles with U.S. Reps. Michael Honda, Tony Cárdenas, Russ Carnahan and Elijah Cummings. Kincaid also served as policy advisor to Honda and Cárdenas. [379]

Gabe Klein is a Partner at Cityfi and a Venture Partner at Fontinalis Partners. He is the former Commissioner of both the Chicago and Washington, D.C. Departments of Transportation. He is a former fellow at the Urban Land Institute and the Centre for Livable Cities in Singapore, and former Vice President of Zipcar. He is on the Board of directors of TransitScreen, Carma, and Streetsblog,[380] as well as Open Plans.[381]

Lucinda Lessley was most recently employed at the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security.[382]

Jeff Marootian is the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Northeast Corridor Commission, and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. During the Obama Administration, he served as White House Liaison and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation.[383] He was a political staff member at the Democratic National Committee from 2011 to 2013, and worked on President Obama’s 2012 re-election.[384]

Therese McMillan is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and is the top executive for the Association of Bay Area Governments. During the Obama Administration, McMillan served as deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She also formerly served as Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s chief planning officer. McMillan was also an instructor of transportation funding and finance in the Transportation Management Graduate program at San Jose State University’s Mineta Transportation Institute. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and was a senior fellow for the 2011-12 academic year at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. [385]

A. Bradley Mims is the President and CEO of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials. He is a board member of the Central Maryland Regional Transportation Authority and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. He formerly served as a Senior Advisor at the Mid-Atlantic Laborers’ Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, a Vice President at Parsons Brinckerhoff, and a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. He served in the Clinton Administration as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and as Assistant Administrator for Government and Industry Affairs at the Federal Aviation Administration. He was also a Congressional Liaison at the Smithsonian Institution, and served on the Congressional staffs of Reps. John Lewis (D-GA) and Julian Dixon (D-CA). He formerly served on the board of directors of the Airport Consultants Council and the Maryland Transportation Authority.[386] He is a board member at the Eno Center for Transportation.[387]

Robert Molofsky is Of Counsel to the law firm of Gladstein, Reif, & Meginniss, LLP. He formerly served as Legislative Director and later General Counsel at the Amalgamated Transit Union from 1981-2006. He was Vice President and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust from 2006-2010, and has also served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the National Labor College and Regional Marketing Director for the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. From 1972-1981, he worked as a labor relations specialist at the U.S. Department of Labor and as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. He is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coodinating Committee and of the American Bar Association’s labor law section, a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and an adjunct professor at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.[388] He’s also a board member at the Transportation Learning Center.[389]

Patricia Monahan is one of the five commissioners on the California Energy Commission. She formerly served as transportation program director at the Energy Foundation, and in multiple roles at the Union of Concerned Scientists, including as director of the California office and deputy director of clean vehicles. She has also worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.[390] Monahan is a member of the board of advisors at the University of California, Davis Institute for Transportation Studies.[391]

Toks Omishakin is Director of the California Department of Transportation. He formerly served as Deputy Commissioner for Environment and Planning at the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and as Director of Healthy Living Initiatives for the mayor’s office in Nashville, Tennssee. He is Chair of the Active Transportation Council for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and is on the Board of Directors of America Walks.[392]

Allie Panther served as Director of Scheduling for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. During the Obama Administration, Panther was Associate Director of Scheduling for Vice President Joe Biden and Scheduler for Secretary Tom Vilsack at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She has also worked as Events Manager at EMILY’s List and as Director of the CEO’s Office at No Labels. From 2011 to 2012, she worked for Organizing for America in Iowa.[393]

Mario Rodriguez is the Executive Director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. Rodriguez served under both the Obama and Trump Administrations on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection. He serves on the boards of the Indianapolis and Indiana Chambers of Commerce, Visit Indy, the Indiana Sports Corporation, the Economic Club, and the Indy 500 Festival Committee. Previously, Rodriguez was President of the California Airports Council. [394] He is a Board Member at the Indiana Latino Institute.[395]

Michael Rodriguez the former Superintendent of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy.[396] He also formerly served as Deputy Maritime Administrator at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, as Senior Professional Staff of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and as Executive Assistant to the International President at the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots. He is a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve, having deployed on several active duty assignments.[397]

Nairi Tashjian Hourdajian is the Vice President of Communications at Figma.[398] Previously, she worked as Head of Global Communications at Uber, at The Glover Park Group as Director and Vice President of Communications, as Vice President of Marketing and Communications at venture capital firm Canaan Partners, as a Policy Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and as a staffer in the office of then-Senator Joe Biden.[399]

Polly Trottenberg is the former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation.[400] She is a Distinguished Visiting Urbanist at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. She serves on the Boards of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, and TRANSCOM. During the Obama Administration, Trottenberg served as the Assistant Secretary and Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She also worked in the U.S. Seante for Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY).[401] She was also the former Executive Director of Building America’s Future.[402]

Vinn White is Senior Transportation Advisor to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. During the Obama Administration, White was Acting Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation.[403]

Department of Veterans Affairs

Meg Kabat (Team Lead)

Asna Ashfaq

Phillip Carter

Chris Diaz

Maryanne Donaghy

Shereef Elnahal

Mirah Horowitz

Andrea Ippolito

Josh Jacobs

Carrie Kagawa

Jerry SH Lee

Heidi Marston

Steven Parker

Latriece Prince-Wheeler

Kayla Williams

Baligh Yehia

Environmental Protection Agency

Patrice Simms (Team Lead) is Vice President for Healthy Communities at Earthjustice. He formerly served as a Professor at Howard University School of Law, as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division during the Obama Administration, as a Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and as an attorney at the Environmental Protection Agency. He is a founding member of the Green Leadership Trust and a member of the Commission on Environmental Law at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.[404]

Amanda Aguirre is a Principal at Blue Crab Strategies.[405] She formerly served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at GreenLatinos, as Director of Public Engagement at the Climate Action Campaign, and as Acting Director of Public Engagement and Environmental Education at the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama Administration.[406] She has also served as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service, as Director of Scheduling for former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 gubernatorial campaign, and as Director of Trips for President Obama’s 2012 Presidential Campaign.[407]

Ann Dunkin is Chief Technology Officer, State and Local Government at Dell Technologies. She was formerly Chief Information Officer for Santa Clara County, California, Chief Information Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama Administration, Chief Technology Officer for the Palo Alto Unified School District, and worked in multiple roles at Hewlett Packard.[408]

Matt Fritz is Director of Administration at the DC office of the law firm of Latham & Watkins.[409] He formerly served as Chief of Staff at the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama Administration.[410]

Lisa Garcia is Fix Director at Grist Magazine.[411] She formerly served as a Vice President of Earthjustice, as Associate Administrator and Environmental Justice Advisor to the Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama Administration, as the chief advocate for environmental justice and equity at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and as a New York State Assistant Attorney General.[412] She serves on the Board of Directors of El Puente.[413]

Cynthia Giles is a Guest Fellow at the Environmental & Energy Law Program at Harvard Law School. She formerly served as Assistant Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance during the Obama Administration. She has also worked as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, as Director of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Advocacy Center in Rhode Island, as Director of Strategic Initiatives at the University of Chicago Energy & Environment Lab,[414] and as head of the Bureau of Resource Protection at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.[415]

Joseph Goffman is Executive Director of the Environmental & Energy Law Program at Harvard Law School. He formerly served as Democratic Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, as Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama Administration, and in multiple positions at the Environmental Defense Fund.[416] He was also Legislative Director to former Senator Joe Lieberman (I/D-CT).[417]

Sincere Harris was Pennsylvania Senior Advisor for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. Harris had been the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party since 2015, and previously served as Governor Tom Wolf’s deputy statewide political director.[418]

Ken Kopocis is an Associate Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law.[419] He formerly served as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Office of Water at the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama Administration.[420]

Michael McCabe was Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 1999-2001 during the Clinton Administration. He served as a site administrator for the Chromium Cleanup Partnership from 2009-2015, was a member of President Obama’s 2008 transition team, worked as then-Senator Joe Biden’s Director of Communications and Projects during the early 1990s, and directed the staff of the U.S. House Energy Conservation and Power Subcommittee from 1981-1985.[421]

Billie McGrane works for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.[422] She formerly served as Travel Director on the 2020 Presidential Campaign of Senator Kamala Harris, as Senior Manager of Strategic Operations for the Association of Science and Technology Centers from 2018-2019, as Deputy Chief of Staff at the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 2017-2018, as Executive Assistant to the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology from 2015-2017 during the Obama Administration, as an Executive Assistant to former U.S. Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA), and in several roles on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.[423]

Alejandra Nunez is a Senior Attorney at the Sierra Club. She formerly served as an Associate Counsel at the World Bank and as an attorney with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster.[424]

Luseni Pieh is a Consultant and Strategic Advisor who formerly worked as Managing Director at Tusk Strategies. He was also previously the Chief Operating Officer at River LA from 2019-2020, Environmental and Compliance Counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise from 2017-2019, Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the Environmental Protection Agency from 2015-2017, Senior Director for Cabinet Affairs at the White House from 2014-2015 during the Obama Administration, and Minneapolis Regional Field Director for President Obama’s 2012 Presidential Campaign.[425]

Eric Salcedo was Midwest Coalitions Director for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential Campaign.[426] He formerly served as National AAPI Outreach Director for Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 Presidential Campaign,[427] as National Field Director at APIAVote, as Asian American Liaison and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Illinois Attorney General, as a Board Member of Public Allies Chicago and the Leadership Center for Asian Pacific Americans, and as a founding member of the political action committee Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago.[428]

Executive Office of the President, Management and Administration

Cynthia Bernstein (Team Lead)

Faisal Amin

Anthony Bernal

Rob Flaherty

Jenny Gao

Dan Jacobson

Rebecca Katz

Austin Lin

Kevin O’Connor

Christian Peele

David Recordon

Federal Communications Commission

John Williams (Team Lead)

Mignon Clyburn

Christiana Ho

Smitty Smith

Paul de Sa

Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators

Gary Gensler (Team Lead)

Reena Aggarwal

Mehrsa Baradaran

Lisa Cook

Amanda Fischer

Andy Green

Adrienne Harris

Campbell Haynes

Simon Johnson

Dennis Kelleher

Satyam Khanna

Renaye Manley

Lev Menand

Damon Silvers

Victoria Suarez-Palomo

Federal Trade Commission

Heather Hippsley (Team Lead)

Bill Baer

Laura Moy

General Services Administration

Katy Kale (Team Lead)

Nate Denny

Zoe Garmendia

Michael Hornsby

Gianelle Rivera

Josh Sawislak

Intelligence Community

Stephanie O’Sullivan (Team Lead)

Vince Stewart (Team Lead)

Spencer Boyer

Harry Coker

Dawn Eilenberger

Natalie Evans Harris

Jeohn Salone Favors

Melvin Gamble

Karen Gibson

Avril Haines

Allison Hall

Milancy Harris

Justin Jackson

Chris Kojm

Rachel Lieber

Austin Lin

Bob Litt

Kathy McGrath

Carmen Middleton

Ron Moultrie

Shaun Murphy

Matt Olsen

Jung Pak

Bruce Pease

Sean Roche

Karen Schaefer

Eric Velez-Villar

Greg Vogle

International Development

Linda Etim (Team Lead)

Elizabeth Littlefield (Team Lead)

Cameron Alford

Ashley Allen

Bama Athreya

Gabriela Baca

Alex Crabtree

Angelique Crumbly

Beth Dunford

Chinesom Ejiasa

Dina Esposito

Kate Gage

Tara Guelig

Charles Holmes

Cindy Huang

Cristina Killingsworth

Zeppa Kreager

Brian O’Hanlon

Fouad Saad

Michele Sumilas

Zaid Zaid

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Ellen Stofan (Team Lead)

Waleed Abdalati

Jedidah Isler

Bhavya Lal

Pam Melroy

Dave Noble

Shannon Valley

David Weaver

National Security Council

Jeff Prescott (Team Lead)

Ariana Berengaut

Alexander Bick

Maren Brooks

Jeohn Salone Favors

Christopher Fonzone

Clare Gallagher

Paula Garcia Tufro

Colin Kahl

Rebecca Katz

Austin Lin

Kelly Magsamen

Monica Maher

Brian McKeon

Michael Ortiz

Carlyn Reichel

Dilpreet Sidhu

Pav Singh

Nicole Wong

Jasmine Wyatt

Office of Management and Budget

Martha Coven (Team Lead)

Sasha Baker

Brandon Belford

Bridget Dooling

Cristina Killingsworth

Divya Kumaraiah

Elisa Montoya

Mark Schwartz

Samantha Silverberg

Christen Linke Young

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Rahul Gupta (Team Lead)

Regina LaBelle

Kim Leary

Mario Moreno

Dave Noble

Kimberly O’Connor

Office of Personnel Management

Kiran Ahuja (Team Lead)

Rita Aguilar

Chris Canning

Theodora Chang

Matt Collier

Melody Gonzales

Michael Grant

Anne Harkavy

Jane Lee

David Marsh

Cathie McQuiston

Andrew Stanner

Jason Tengco

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Cristin Dorgelo (Team Lead)

Andrew Hebbeler

Kei Koizumi

Mahlet Mesfin

Dave Reidmiller

Pav Singh

Erin Szulman

Nicole Wong

Office of the United States Trade Representative

Jason Miller (Team Lead)

Kathleen Claussen

Ted Dean

Celeste Drake

Michelle DuBois

Julie Greene

Elizabeth Kelley

Riley Ohlson

Patrick Schaefer

Daniel Sepulveda

Brad Setser

Todd Tucker

Arun Venkataraman

Mark Wu

Ryan Zamarripa

Small Business Administration

Jonathan Swain (Team Lead)

Xavier Briggs

Cassius F. Butts

Liyan David Chang

Michele Chang

Michael Chodos

Isabel Guzman

Scott Harriford

Bibi Hidalgo

Isabelle James

Chris James

Laura Jimenez

Clifton Kellogg

Ellen Kim

Arthur Plews

Michael Roth

Meredith Shaffer

Jorge Silva-Puras

Christopher Upperman

Jeff Zuttah

Social Security Administration

Carolyn Colvin (Team Lead)

Scott Frey

David Holmes

Jack Smalligan

United States Agency for Global Media

Richard Stengel (Team Lead)

Rumana Ahmed

Brian Conniff

Raina Gardiner

Bruce Sherman

Dana Shell Smith

Margaret Taylor

United States Department of Agriculture

Robert Bonnie (Team Lead)

Nicholas Anthis

Sanah Baig

Brooke Barron

Kumar Chandran

Lexi Coburn

Jonathan Coppess

Andrea Delgado

Debra Eschmeyer

Meryl Harrell

LaQuita Honeysucker

Will McIntee

Bianca Oden

John Padalino

Gregory Parham

Lisa Pino

Amy Pitelka

Jeffrey Prieto

Damian Richardson

Justo Robles

Audrey Rowe

Mike Schmidt

Corey Then

United States Digital Service

Matt Bailey (Team Lead)

Andrew Nacin

Cyrus Shahpar

United States Mission to the United Nations

Isobel Coleman (Team Lead)

Kaysie Brown

Bathsheba Crocker

Jeff DeLaurentis

Mounir Ibrahim

Leonardo Martinez

Michael Pan

Kelly Razzouk

Marco Sanchez

Jen Simon

United States Postal Service

Ronald Stroman (Team Lead)

Xavier Briggs

Aneesh Chopra

Mat Hernandez

Jim Sauber

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Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Kamala Harris
    Vice President-elect
  2. Joe Biden
    President-Elect
  3. Anne Filipic
    Director of Management and Administration
  4. Gary Gensler
    Nominee for the Securities and Exchange Commission
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