Bruce F. Freed
Bruce F. Freed is president and co-founder of the Center for Political Accountability. In addition to heading the Center, he is a member of the advisory board of the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Transparency International–USA’s Policy Advisory Council.
Mr. Freed has over 30 years of experience in politics, strategic public affairs, and journalism. As the business and politics columnist from 1998 to 2003 for The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress, he was the first to explore the implications of the absence of transparency and accountability in corporate soft money giving. Mr. Freed also commented on business and politics on Public Radio International's Marketplace.
He spent a decade on Capitol Hill as chief investigator for the Senate Banking Committee, staff director of a House subcommittee, and a senior aide to two members of the House leadership. Mr. Freed began his career as a journalist with the Baltimore Sun Papers, Congressional Quarterly, and Wall Street Journal.
Karl Sandstrom is the Center's counsel. In addition to being Of Counsel in the political law practice of Perkins Coie, he is an adjunct professor at American University's Washington College of Law and is a member of the advisory board of the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Previously, Mr. Sandstrom was a member of the Federal Election Commission from 1998 to 2002 where he also served as vice chair and was staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives elections subcommittee.
Nanyamka (Nanya) Springer
Nanya Springer is the Center’s vice president of programs. She is responsible for managing assembly of the annual CPA-Zicklin Index, leading the Center's shareholder engagement effort, and implementing new programs and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining the Center, she coordinated strategic communications for a national public policy advocacy organization and planned large-scale education events for a legal trade association. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Illinois College of Law.
Donna Thomas is the Center’s vice president for advancement and serves as its administrative and financial officer. She previously worked as director of development for organizations in New York City and in the Washington area. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Tufts University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Simmons College.
Caitlin Moniz is the Center's assistant director. She helps coordinate the Center's major projects including the CPA-Zicklin Index and TrackYourCompany.org. She received her B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.
Peter Hardin is a writer and editor for the Center. He previously worked as a journalist for more than 30 years, including 15 years as Washington correspondent for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, covering Congress and the executive branch. Hardin was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his investigative series on eugenics and its history in Virginia. He has written for a range of non-profit groups including the Center and several health advocacy organizations.
Andrew Feldman is a communications strategist for the Center. In 2015, he was recognized for his work and named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns and Elections Magazine - a prestigious honor for up-and-coming political professionals.