Founders

Author: Howard Baker

Howard Baker

Co-Founder; Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Howard H. Baker, Jr. served three terms as U.S. senator from Tennessee (1967-1985). He concluded his Senate career in 1985 after two terms as Majority Leader (1981 to 1985) and two terms as Minority Leader (1977 to 1981).

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Author: Tom Daschle

Tom Daschle

Co-Founder, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Tom Daschle was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 and was chosen as Senate Democratic leader in 1994. Senator Daschle is one of the longest serving Senate Democratic leaders in history and the only one to serve twice as both Majority and Minority Leader.

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Author: Bob Dole

Bob Dole

Co-Founder; Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

A renowned statesman, Senator Dole was elected to Congress from his home state of Kansas in 1960 and to the U.S. Senate in 1968. Elected Senate Majority Leader in 1984, Senator Dole set a record as the nation’s longest serving Republican leader.

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Author: George Mitchell

George Mitchell

Co-Founder, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

George J. Mitchell was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 1980, was elected to a full term in 1982 and went on to an illustrious career in the Senate spanning 15 years. He left the Senate in 1995 as the Senate Majority Leader, a position he had held since January 1989.

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Board of Directors

Author: Dennis Archer

Dennis Archer

Chairman Emeritus of Dickinson Wright, PLLC, Former Mayor of Detroit

Dennis W. Archer was the mayor of Detroit from 1994 to 2001. Before that, he served on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1986 to 1990. After leaving public office he became the first African American president of the American Bar Association in 2002-2003.

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Author: Norman R. Augustine

Norman R. Augustine

Chairman and Retired CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Norman R. Augustine is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation’s largest defense contractor, and a former under-secretary of the Army. He is a longtime proponent for ensuring the place of science and engineering on the nation’s list of priorities.

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Author: Paul Brest

Paul Brest

Professor of Law, Emeritus and Former Dean of Stanford Law School

A leading scholar and teacher of constitutional law and co-author of the casebook Processes of Constitutional Decision-Making, Paul Brest now focuses on judgment and decision making and philanthropy. Professor Brest joined the Stanford Law School faculty in 1969 and served as dean from 1987 to 1999.

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Author: Sheila Burke

Sheila Burke

Chair of the Federal Public Policy Group at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Sheila P. Burke is a Faculty Research Fellow at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy and a member of the faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Burke was chief of staff to Senator Bob Dole, from 1986 to 1996, when he was Senate Minority and then the Majority Leader.

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Author: Ralph Cavanagh

Ralph Cavanagh

Senior Attorney and Co-Director of the Energy Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council

Ralph Cavanagh is co-director of NRDC’s Energy Program, which he joined in 1979. In addition, Cavanagh served from 1993-2003 on the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board, and he chairs the Portland-based Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

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Author: Jane Garvey

Jane Garvey

Chairman of Meridiam NA (North America) Infrastructure Fund

Jane Garvey is North America Chairman of Meridiam Infrastructure having joined Meridiam in 2009. Garvey was the 14th administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Author: Jason Grumet

Jason Grumet

President

Jason Grumet, founder and president of BPC, is respected on both sides of the aisle for his innovative approach to improving government effectiveness. Grumet’s first book, City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy, was released in September 2014.

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Author: Mark W. Heising

Mark W. Heising

Managing Director of Medley Partners

Mark Heising is a managing director of Medley Partners in Palo Alto, CA. He founded the firm in 2004. Previously he was the president of VLSI Cores, which designs and licenses cryptographic integrated circuits. He holds six U.S. Patents in cryptography, compression and data communications.

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Author: Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson

President & CEO of the Aspen Institute

Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Steve Jobs (2011), Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007), Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003), and Kissinger: A Biography (1992).

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Author: Frank Keating

Frank Keating

President and CEO of the American Bankers Association, Former Governor of Oklahoma

Frank Keating is president and CEO of the American Bankers Association. His 30-year career in law enforcement and public service included stints as an FBI agent; U.S. Attorney and state prosecutor; and Oklahoma House and Senate member. Keating recently served on BPC’s Debt Reduction Task Force.

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Author: Olympia Snowe

Olympia Snowe

Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senator from Maine

Olympia Snowe is a BPC senior fellow and co-chairs its Commission on Political Reform. With her election to the U.S. Senate in 1994, Snowe began an 18-year career in the Senate. She was the first woman in U.S. history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress.

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Author: Susan N. Story

Susan N. Story

President and CEO of American Water

Susan Story is president and chief executive officer of American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company providing water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states and parts of Canada.

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Author: Julie Spellman Sweet

Julie Spellman Sweet

General Counsel, Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer at Accenture

As general counsel, Julie Sweet has ultimate responsibility for all legal support to Accenture, serving as principal counsel to senior leadership and the board of directors and leading the company’s legal department. Sweet speaks Mandarin Chinese and has spent substantial time working in Hong Kong and mainland China.

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Author: General Charles F. (Chuck) Wald, USAF (ret.)

General Charles F. (Chuck) Wald, USAF (ret.)

Retired U.S. Air Force General

With over 35 years of service, General Wald was a command pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours, and 430 combat hours. As the Supported Commander, he led the coalition air campaign in Operation Enduring Freedom, leading to the extraction of Taliban forces in Afghanistan.

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Author: Mark Walsh

Mark Walsh

CEO and Chairman of GeniusRocket

Mark Walsh is the CEO of Genius Rocket and a board member of Day Software. In 1994, Walsh became president of GEnie, General Electric’s online service. Walsh became a senior vice-president at AOL in 1995. While at AOL, Walsh oversaw AOL Enterprise, its business-to-business division.

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Author: Anthony A. Williams

Anthony A. Williams

CEO of the Federal City Council, Former Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Tony Williams, the former mayor of Washington, D.C. (1999 – 2007), is the current chief executive officer of the Federal City Council, an organization focusing the creative and administrative talents of Washington’s business and professional leaders on major problems and opportunities facing the District.

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Author: Mortimer Zuckerman

Mortimer Zuckerman

CEO of Boston Properties, Inc.

Mortimer B. Zuckerman serves as chairman of the board of directors of Boston Properties and has been a director since 1997. He is also chairman and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report and publisher of the New York Daily News.

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Senior Fellows

Author: Robert F. Bennett

Robert F. Bennett

Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senator from Utah

Former U.S. Senator Robert F. Bennett is a BPC senior fellow. A Washington figure for decades, his advice is sought and relied upon by U.S. presidents, cabinet officials, and members of Congress.

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Author: Sherwood Boehlert

Sherwood Boehlert

Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Representative from New York

Sherwood Boehlert is a BPC senior fellow and previously served as a co-chair of its National Transportation Policy Project. Boehlert represented Central New York State in the House of Representatives for 12 terms.

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Author: John C. Danforth

John C. Danforth

Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senator from Missouri

John C. Danforth is a BPC senior fellow. During his 18 years in the U.S. Senate, Danforth served on the Finance Committee, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence. In 2004, Danforth represented the United States as Ambassador to the United Nations

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Author: Pete V. Domenici

Pete V. Domenici

Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senator from New Mexico

Pete V. Domenici is a BPC senior fellow, and he co-chaired its Debt Reduction Task Force, Health Care Cost Containment Initiative, and Task Force on Defense Budget and Strategy. Domenici served as a senator from New Mexico longer than any other person.

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Author: Byron L. Dorgan

Byron L. Dorgan

Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senator from North Dakota

Former Senator Byron L. Dorgan is a BPC Senior Fellow and co-chairs BPC’s Energy Project. He served as a congressman and senator for North Dakota for 30 years before retiring from the U.S. Senate in 2011. He served in the Senate leadership for 16 years.

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Author: Bill Frist

Bill Frist

Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Doctor and Senator Bill Frist is a BPC senior fellow and he co-chairs its Health Project. He is both a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. Frist represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate for 12 years.

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Author: Dan Glickman

Dan Glickman

Senior Fellow, Former Secretary of Agriculture

Dan Glickman is a BPC senior fellow, and he co-chairs its Commission on Political Reform, Democracy Project, Prevention Initiative, and Task Force on Defense Budget and Strategy. Glickman served as the U.S. secretary of agriculture from March 1995 until January 2001.

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Author: Slade Gorton

Slade Gorton

Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senator from Washington

Slade Gorton was a U.S. Senator from Washington State from 1981 until 1987, and again from 1989 until 2001. In 2002 he became a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States and the commission issued its final report in 2004.

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Author: General James L. Jones, USMC (ret.)

General James L. Jones, USMC (ret.)

Senior Fellow, Former National Security Advisor & Supreme Allied Commander Europe

General James L. Jones, USMC (ret.) is a BPC senior fellow, and he co-chairs its Energy Project and Task Force on Defense Budget and Strategy. Jones served as Commander, United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) from 2003…

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Author: Trent Lott

Trent Lott

Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Trent Lott is a BPC senior fellow, and he co-chairs its Commission on Political Reform and Energy Project. Lott served in Congress on behalf of the people of the state of Mississippi for 35 years. Elected to the Senate in 1988, he became the Senate’s 16th majority leader in 1996.

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Author: Olympia Snowe

Olympia Snowe

Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senator from Maine

Olympia Snowe is a BPC senior fellow and co-chairs its Commission on Political Reform. With her election to the U.S. Senate in 1994, Snowe began an 18-year career in the Senate. She was the first woman in U.S. history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress.

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Author: Tommy G. Thompson

Tommy G. Thompson

Senior Fellow, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Former Governor of Wisconsin

Tommy G. Thompson is a BPC senior fellow, the chairman and chief executive officer of Thompson Holdings, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, and four-term governor of Wisconsin.

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Author: Álvaro Uribe

Álvaro Uribe

Senior Fellow, Former President of Colombia

Álvaro Uribe is a BPC senior fellow and he advises its Foreign Policy Project. He served as president of Colombia from 2002 to 2010.

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Author: Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Senior Fellow, Former Mayor of Los Angeles

Antonio Villaraigosa is a BPC senior fellow and the former mayor of Los Angeles. As president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Villaraigosa became a national spokesman for education reform and expanded investment in America’s transportation infrastructure.

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Leadership

Author: Jason Grumet

Jason Grumet

President

Jason Grumet, founder and president of BPC, is respected on both sides of the aisle for his innovative approach to improving government effectiveness. Grumet’s first book, City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy, was released in September 2014.

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Author: Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson

Senior Vice President

Julie Anderson is a senior vice president at the BPC. Prior to her work in the non-profit sector, Anderson served in the White House where she was a special assistant for legislative affairs, handling energy and environment issues for President Clinton.

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Author: G. William Hoagland

G. William Hoagland

Senior Vice President

G. William Hoagland is a senior vice president at BPC. Hoagland has completed 33 years of federal government service. From 1982 until 2003, Hoagland was a staff member of the Senate Budget Committee, serving as that committee’s staff director from 1986 to 2003.

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Author: Ashley Berrang

Ashley Berrang

Vice President of Communications

Ashley Berrang is the vice president of communications for BPC, responsible for the organization’s strategic communications, messaging and media outreach.

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Author: Denise Devenny

Denise Devenny

Vice President of Operations

Denise Devenny is vice president of operations, having joined BPC in December 2010. She has responsibility for the financial and administrative operations, as well as human resources and information technology. Devenny has over 20 years of financial management experience in the healthcare and non-profit sectors.

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Author: Martha Houle

Martha Houle

Vice President of Development

Martha Houle is vice president of development at BPC. Houle has 25 years of experience in the business and nonprofit community having served as secretary of the board and vice president of development at the Committee for Economic Development.

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Author: Michele Stockwell

Michele Stockwell

Vice President of Public Policy and Executive Director, BPCAN

Michele Stockwell is vice president of public policy at BPC. She also serves as the executive director of BPC’s Advocacy Network (BPCAN). Stockwell is a seasoned veteran of Capitol Hill, having served for over 10 years in both the House and Senate at the top levels.

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Author: Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan

General Counsel

Tom Sullivan is general counsel for the BPC. Previously, Sullivan served in the George W. Bush administration as the highest ranking government official charged with exclusively advocating the views and needs of small business.

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Project Directors

Author: Margot Anderson

Margot Anderson

Executive Director of the Energy Project

Margot Anderson is the executive director of the Energy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). Prior to joining BPC, she was a senior advisor to the deputy secretary of energy. From 2004 to 2009, Anderson was an office director at the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

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Author: Steve Bell

Steve Bell

Senior Director of Economic Policy

Steve Bell served on the staff of U.S. Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) from 1974 to 1986 and then again from 1996 to 2009. From 1981 until 1986 he was staff director of the Senate Budget Committee, which Senator Domenici chaired.

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Author: Theresa Cardinal Brown

Theresa Cardinal Brown

Director of Immigration Policy

Theresa Cardinal Brown has over 20 years of experience in immigration law, policy and government relations with law firms, associations and while serving in the government. Her government career included serving as a policy advisor in the office of the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Author: John C. Fortier

John C. Fortier

Director of the Democracy Project

John C. Fortier joined BPC in April 2011. Prior to coming to BPC, he was a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He also served as the director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy at Kenyon College.

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Author: Katherine Hayes

Katherine Hayes

Director of Health Policy

Katherine Hayes is the director of health policy at BPC. Prior to joining BPC, Hayes worked as an associate research professor in the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

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Author: Aaron Klein

Aaron Klein

Director of the Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative

Aaron Klein is the director of BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative. Previously, Klein served at the Treasury Department as the deputy assistant secretary for economic policy, policy coordination.

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Author: Lisel Loy

Lisel Loy

Director of the Prevention Initiative

Lisel Loy directs BPC’s Prevention Initiative. Loy, an attorney with over 20 years of experience in policy and politics, helped establish BPC’s first project, the National Commission on Energy Policy, and served as the commission’s deputy director from 2002-2006.

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Author: Janet M. Marchibroda

Janet M. Marchibroda

Director of Health Innovation

Janet Marchibroda serves as the executive director of the CEO Council on Health and Innovation at BPC. She previously led stakeholder engagement activities for the National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Author: Blaise Misztal

Blaise Misztal

Director of Foreign Policy

Blaise Misztal is the director of BPC’s Foreign Policy Project, having previously served as the project’s associate director and senior policy analyst. Before joining BPC, Misztal spent a year as a Nuffield Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University.

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