Shelley Alpern

Ms. Alpern is director of corporate engagement at Rhia Ventures and has a deep background in socially responsible investing and shareholder engagement. She is secretary of the CPA board.

Rebecca Avila

Ms. Avila is assistant dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences. Previously, she had been chief operating officer of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and served as executive director of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission from 1995 to 2000.

John Milton Cooper, Jr.

Mr. Cooper is the Gordon Fox Professor Emeritus of American Institutions, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves as Chairman of the board. 

Bruce F. Freed

Mr. Freed is President of the Center for Political Accountability.

Sam Fulwood III

Mr. Fulwood is a senior fellow for Politics and Elections at the Center for American Progress. He is also the former director and founder of American Progress’ Leadership Institute, a program to assist with the advancement of people of color in public policy. Previously, he had been a journalist, most recently with the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Los Angeles Times.

Charles E. M. Kolb

Mr. Kolb is the former President of the French-American Foundation. For 15 years, Kolb was President of the Committee for Economic Development. He served as a White House adviser under President George H.W. Bush. He is the Center's treasurer. 

William S. Laufer

Mr. Laufer is the Julian Aresty Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is Director of its Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. 

Lance Lindblom

Mr. Lindblom is the retired President and CEO, and Trustee, of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. He also has served as a program officer for the Ford Foundation; as executive vice president of the Open Society Institute; as Visiting Fellow, International Human Rights Law Institute; and President and CEO, J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation.

Morris Pearl

Mr. Pearl was a managing director at BlackRock, one of the largest investment firms in the world. Prior to BlackRock, he had a long tenure on Wall Street where he invented some of the securitization technology connecting America’s capital markets to consumers in need of credit. He currently serves as Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires.

Rona Peligal

Ms. Peligal is the Vice President for Development and Communications at the Fund for Global Human Rights. Prior to joining the Fund, she served as Vice President for Development at American Jewish World Service and had worked at Human Rights Watch.

Geri Rozanski

Ms. Rozanski was formerly National Director, Support and Advocacy, for the American Civil Liberties Union and had previously been with the American Jewish Committee.

Daniel Simon

Mr. Simon is the Senior Advisor on issues involving money in politics, for Voices for Progress. He has consulted with numerous organizations and elected representatives on campaign finance reform, focusing on public campaign financing and disclosure of political expenditures, and is a member of NY LEAD, a bipartisan group supporting campaign finance reform in New York State.

Emily Tynes

Ms. Tynes is a consultant in strategic communications.  She was formerly Communications Director of the national American Civil Liberties Union and was the first communications director for the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) — now NARAL Pro-Choice.

Lawrence Zicklin

Mr. Zicklin is a former Chairman of the Board of investment management firm Neuberger Berman. He is currently a Clinical Professor at Stern School of Business at New York University and teaches courses in corporate governance and the management of a financial business at Stern.

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