Meet the team.

Our team is comprised of working or retired professionals and scholars from a wide spectrum of disciplines relevant to the stories we are asked to consider, as well as highly experienced traditional journalists. Meet our leadership and our Editorial Board here.



Bridget Baker

Senior Advisor. Media, technology and entertainment consultant; public company board director. CEO Baker Media; Co-founder, CNBC; former President, NBCUniversal TV Networks Distribution. Cable Hall of Fame inductee (2021). B.A., Pitzer College.


Keiron Hylton

Senior Advisor. Assistant Professor of Management and former Online Academic Chair, Florida Institute of Technology. Former Managing Director, Berkery Noyes. A.B., Harvard College; M.B.A., Harvard Business School; J.D., Harvard Law School .


John Rogers

Senior Advisor. Retired Chief Operating Officer, The Urban Institute. Formerly, Director of Applied Economics, KPMG Consulting; Foreign Service Officer, U. S. Department of State. B.A., Duke University; M.A., University of Pittsburgh.


Mark Lipton, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor. Graduate Professor of Management, The New School and Parsons School of Design. Management consultant; author: Guiding Growth (2003); Mean Men (2018). B.S., Babson College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Isenberg School of Management.


Paul Rossi

Senior Advisor. Global media executive. Formerly, Publisher, Economist Magazine and President, The Economist Group; CEO, Carbone Smolen Agency. St. Edmunds College; Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.


Rabia De Lande Long

Senior Advisor. Executive leadership coach and management consultant, Managing Director, Chartwell Advisors, Inc. Change management consultant (Price Waterhouse, Ernst & Young); corporate HR (Pepsi, GE, Bristol Myers Squibb). B.A., University of Virginia; M.P.P.M., Yale School of Management.


Bruce Taub

Founder and CEO. President, Nascentivity Funds Group. Formerly, Senior Director, International Sales and Products Group, Merrill Lynch. Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Boston College. B.S., summa cum laude, Northeastern University; M.S., Suffolk University; Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Ken West

Senior Advisor. Retired Chief Financial Officer, Fareportal Inc. Formerly, CFO, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; CFO, Marvel Entertainment; Senior Manager, Ernst & Young. B.S., with university honors, Carnegie Mellon, Tepper School of Business.


Sean McManus

Senior Advisor. Strategic communications, digital media, thought leadership consultant; Co-founder, M+D. Former Director of Programmes, The Economist; Managing Director, Quartz. B.A., Washington & Lee University; M.A., University of North Florida.


Joanna Graham

Operating Committee, Board Development Chair. Non-profit executive and education consultant. Formerly, Chief Marketing and Products Officer, HR Certification Institute; Director, Veritas Prep; Director, Graduate Management Admissions Council. B.S., Georgetown University.


Lauren LoFrisco

Operating Committee, Business Development Chair. Client Success Executive, AdEdge. Formerly, Head of Distribution Sales, iNDEMAND; Group VP of Marketing, Time Warner Cable. Advisor, Women in Cable Telecommunications. B.A., University of Pittsburgh.


Caroline McCarthy

Operating Committee, Content Strategy Chair. Digital media executive; Policy Hackers Fellow, Lincoln Network; Columnist, The Spectator; former TED Resident; Forbes 30 under 30 in Media. A.B., Princeton University.


Allison Mezzafonte

Operating Committee, Marketing Chair. Content marketing and strategy consultant; Founder and President, AQ Strategic. Formerly, EVP, Business Operations, Bauer Xcel Media; digital media executive, DotDash, Hearst, AOL. B.A., New York University.


Deidre Richardson

Operating Committee, Law and Equity Chair. Entertainment and media attorney; Equity and sustainability advisor. Senior Director, Chico’s FAS. Formerly, Corporate Counsel, Burger King, Michelin. B.A., J.D., Georgetown University. M.B.A., Pennsylvania State University.

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Richard Babcock

Senior Consulting Editor. Editor in Chief, Chicago Magazine (Retired). Formerly, Articles Editor, New York Magazine. Adjunct Faculty, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. Author: Martha Calhoun (1988); Bow’s Boy (2002); Are You Happy Now? (2012). B.A., Dartmouth College; J.D., University of Michigan Law School.

John Fennell

Senior Consulting Editor.  Professor Emeritus, Missouri School of Journalism.  Former journalist and editor; Editor in Chief, Milwaukee Magazine (retired); Editor, Step-By-Step Graphics; Reporter, Chicago Daily News.  B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Sonali Kudva, Ph.D.

Consulting Editor. Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Tampa. Formerly, Faculty, School of Journalism and Mass. Communication, Kent State University. B.A., M.A., Fergusson College (India); M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University.

Richard Perez-Feria

Senior Consulting Editor. Editor in Chief, PuraPhy. Former Editor in Chief, Out Magazine; People en Espanol (Time, Inc); saratoga living; ELLIMAN; Celebrity Style; Now it Counts; JUMP; Hudson MOD; VEGAS Inc.; 7 x 7;; B.A., Tulane University.

Marisa Porto

Senior Consulting Editor. Assistant Dean, Scripps Howard School of Journalism. Formerly, Editor-Publisher, Virginia Media (Tribune Publishing); Daily Press Media Group, Newport News, VA. News Leadership Council, The Trust Project. B.A., University of South Carolina; M.B.A., University of Maryland.

Hal Rubenstein

SeniorConsulting Editor.  Creator, THE HAPPYGROWNUP podcast /website; Hospitality and Editorial Consultant; Formerly, founding Editor, InStyle, Egg, and Details Magazines; Men’s Style Editor, The New York Times; columnist, The New Yorker, New York, Interview and Vogue Magazines.  Author of 7 books.  B.A., B.Ed., SUNY (Stony Brook).

Mark Sikstrom

Senior Consulting Editor. Media and policy advisor in private practice. Formerly, Executive Producer, CTV News Channel / Bell Media; Editor, Journalistic Policy and Practices, CTV News; Member, Ethics Committee, RTDNA. B.Sc., University of Calgary.

Tim Swarens

Senior Consulting Editor. Editor, "Hidden Common Ground", USA TODAY. Formerly, Opinion Editor, The Indianapolis Star and (Gannett, Inc.). B.A., Indiana University.

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Laura Berger

Editor in Chief, Lifescript. B.A., Stonybrook University; M.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison).

Robert Berliner, Jr.

Attorney, arbitrator, mediator. A.B., Harvard College; J.D., Harvard Law School.

Scott Birnbaum

Chief Marketing Officer, Zakarian Hospitality. B.S., Syracuse University; M.B.A., Emory University.

Sascha Brodsky

Freelance Journalist. B.A., Macalaster College; M.A., Columbia School of Journalism; M.A., Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.

Brendan Bucy, Ph.D.

Legislative Editor, State of Nevada. B.A., St. John’s College; Ph.D., Boston College.

Raphael Carty

Management Faculty, Stern School of Business, New York University. A.B., Harvard College; M.B.A., Harvard Business School.

Herb Chain

Executive Director, Center for Executive Education, Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University. B.S., Duke University; M.B.A., Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Rob Chen

Technology management and marketing executive, investor. B.S., University of California (Berkeley); M.B.A., Harvard Business School.

Todd Corley

Faculty, Graduate Program in Human Resources Development, Villanova University. B.S., LeMoyne College; M.B.A., Georgetown University.

Kathy Daly

President and Owner, Daly & Associates. B.S., University of Georgia; M.B.A., Emory University.

Joseph Davidson

Lt. Col., US Army (Retired); Commandant and Dean of Students, US Military Academy. B.A., SUNY; M.S., US Army Command and General Staff College; M.S., National Defense University.  

Daphne Delgado

Senior government relations manager, federal public health policy expert. B.A., Duke University; M.P.H., University of North Carolina.

Christopher DiCarlo

Principal and Founder, Critical Thinking Solutions. Invited Professor, Ryerson University. Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada).

Charlie Echeverry

Founder, Managing Director, Black/Brown. B.A., Florida Atlantic University.

Anthony Fogel

President and Co-founder, Tri-Search. B.S.B.A., Northern Arizona State University.

Alfredo Garcia, Ph.D.

Director of Major Gifts, Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri (Kansas City). B.S., Duke University; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Keith Green

Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Strategic Communications, Montclair State University. B.A., M.Ed., Temple University.

Phoebe Hailey

Senior Advisor, Cross Creek. B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; M.B.A., University of Utah.

Darren Hartford

Brig. Gen., US Air Force (Retired); 29th Commandant, National War College. B.S., M.S., USAF; M.A., Webster University; M.S., National Defense University.

Cameron Hewitt

Crisis Social Worker, Monadnock Community Hospital. B.A., Connecticut College; M.S.W., Simmons College.

Rajit Kabadi

Senior Advisor, Pace Harmon. B.A., Regis University; M.A., University of Denver; M.B.A., Colorado State University.

Michele Selma Kayne

Faculty, Employment Law, Cornell Law School. B.A., J.D., Rutgers University.

Colleen Kearney

Corporate Counsel, School of The New York Times; Sotheby’s Art Institute. B.A., Fairfield University; J.D., Fordham Law School.

Alexander Kisch

General Counsel, Vevo. B.A., Vassar College; J.D., Boston University Law School.

Hilary Larkin, Ph.D.

Education consultant, Wentworth Education. B.A., M.A., University College Dublin; Ph.D., St. John's College, University of Cambridge.

Bradley Lautenbach

VP, Product Marketing, The Washington Post. B.F.A., New York University; M.B.A., Harvard Business School.

Jack Livings

Writer and editor. B.A., Davidson College; M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Joanna Dodd Massey, Ph.D.

Communications consultant, author; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University.  B.A., M.B.A., University of Southern California.  M.A., Antioch University.  Ph.D., Sofia University.

Stan McClellan, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas State University. B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Texas A & M.

Jocelyn Moore

Venture Partner, Ozone X Ventures. B.A., M.Ed., University of Florida.

Shannon Nash

Attorney, CPA, Chief Financial Officer. B.S., J.D., University of Virginia.

Lee Pearson, Ph.D.

Director, Market Research, Schneider Electric Ventures. B.S.E., Duke University; M.Sc., University of Edinburgh; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., Imperial College, London.

Amanda Reed

Innovation, Investment and Operations Lead, Global Asset Innovation Advisors. B.A., Dartmouth College.

Paul Reynolds

Insurance Editor, Money Magazine. B.A., Queen's University.

Suezette Yasmin Robotham

Manager, Diversity Recruiting, Facebook. B.S., University of Florida; M.S., Georgia State University.

James Rogers

Attorney, Bank of America. B.A., Connecticut College; J.D., Cornell Law School.

Rhonda Salvestrini

Communications executive, writer, editor. B.S., M.S., National University.

Alexander Shermansong

CEO, Civic Consulting USA. A.B., Princeton University; M.Phil., University of Cambridge.

Mary Streetzel

Head of Employment Brand, Google. B.A., Columbia University; M.A., University of Memphis.

Juan Torres

EVP, Operations, Getaround. B.B.A., CUNY (Baruch College); M.B.A., University of California (Berkeley); J.D., University of Michigan.

Catalina Vallejo, Ph.D.

Senior Research Executive, ORB. B.S., Universidad Nacional de Columbia; M.S., Universidad de Los Andes; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Maggi Van Dorn

Content Manager, SiriusXM. B.A., Santa Clara University; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School.

Ann Victor

VP, Human Resources, Banner Solutions. B.Sc., Charter Oak State College; L.L.M., Wake Forest School of Law.

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