Marci Harris began public service work as Tornado Recovery Coordinator for Jackson, Tenn., working with private and public organizations and state, local and federal agencies to marshall resources and rebuild. In 2007, she became Tax, Trade, and Health Counsel to Pete Stark, then-Chairman of the Health Subcommittee of Ways and Means, and was Committee lead for Medicare Program Integrity and Physician Payments Sunshine provisions of the House health reform bill. She left the Hill in February 2010 to build POPVOX. She holds a J.D. from the University of Memphis and an LL.M from American University’s Washington College of Law.
Rachna Choudhry is responsible for our outreach to advocacy organizations and trade associations, marketing to individual users and assists with outreach to Congressional staff. She is based in Washington, DC. Rachna comes to POPVOX with a background in federal lobbying, issue advocacy and social media strategy for a variety of national issue-based and advocacy organizations. She earned a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Political Science degree from UCLA.
William Donnell, Lead Designtist, was a founding member of our team and is in charge of user experience, user interface and overall design for the site. William uses his nine years of experience running the award-winning Sodium Halogen design shop in Jackson, Tenn., to make sure that POPVOX.com is intuitive, functional and visually appealing. As the team member with the least amount of background in the political arena, William champions the perspective of the average citizen.
Ben is our spreadsheet master, paperwork wrangler and human resources artist. After completing his BS in 2001 at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (yes, he's a pilot and mechanic), he found his calling as a bean counter through real estate development and as a successful small business entrepreneur.
Annalee Flower Horne came to POPVOX from Capitol Hill, where she served as a staff assistant to a congressman. There, her responsibilities included managing the congressman’s website and sorting the office’s incoming email — a task that really made her appreciate POPVOX’s mission. She joined POPVOX in May 2011.
Nate Walton advises on marketing strategies and assists with outreach to policy organizations, interest groups and congressional campaigns. He began his career in politics as state chairman of the nationally-recognized Maine College Republicans, and has held leadership roles on numerous campaigns on the local, state, and national levels. Currently, he serves as a member of the National Finance Committee for Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. Prior to founding his own political consulting firm, Sachem Strategies, Nate was a research assistant at Harvard, where he worked on a U.S. Defense Department grant. He holds a B.A. in political science from Bates College and is working toward a Master of Public Policy at Brown University.
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., a book publisher and the host of conferences on technology topics, including the Web 2.0 Summit, the Web 2.0 Expo, the Gov 2.0 Summit, and the Gov 2.0 Expo. Since 1978, Tim has led the company’s pursuit of its core goal: to be a catalyst for technology change by capturing and transmitting the knowledge of innovators. (Photo by Brian Solis.)
Janice Fraser is CEO of LUXr, the Lean User Experience residency program. She was co-founder of Adaptive Path, a noted experience design firm, and served as the company’s first CEO. Adaptive Path developed and sold a product to Google and coined the term Ajax.
Laurence E. Gold focuses his law practice at Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold, PLLC in Washington, DC on advising advocacy groups and associations on navigating campaign finance, election, tax and lobbying laws to achieve their political and policy agendas.
Jeremy Lizt is founder and Vice President of Engineering at RapLeaf, an internet personalization company. Previously, he was Senior Development Manager in Oracle's server division and a founding member of Oracle's application server team.
Paul Martino, Managing Director of BullPen Capital, is the founder of four companies including Tribe Network, one of the first social networks, with Mark Pincus, Chris Law, and Valerie Syme; and most recently, Aggregate Knowledge.
Maria Thomas is the former CEO of craft marketplace Etsy. She most recently led judging for the Knight News Challenge “to create the future of news media.” Thomas was also the head of NPR digital for more than six years, and prior to that Thomas spent three years at Amazon.com.