Phil
Barnett
Co-Founder

led the staff of two major House committees, Energy & Commerce and Oversight & Government Reform, during his 25 years on the Hill.

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Ellen
Doneski

advised Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid on tax policy and was staff director for the Senate Commerce Committee in a 30-year Hill career.

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Karen
Lightfoot

directed communications for three House committees and a Senate office during her 25 years with Congress.

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Abby
McCartney

served as education and health policy advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren and led an education nonprofit.

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Kevin
McNellis

worked as a budget and policy analyst for the Congressional Budget Office and the Congressional Research Service.

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Phil
Schiliro
Co-Founder

served as director of legislative affairs for President Obama and has more than 30 years of experience in Congress and the Executive Branch.

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Denise
Wilson

served as special assistant for legislative affairs for President Obama and advised House committees and members in her 30-year career on the Hill.

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