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.



Colleen Aylward


Colleen Aylward

Senior Advisor.  CEO, Zuzu Entertainment Capital.  Formerly, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Creative Artists Agency; Head of Global Programming and Partnerships, Yahoo!  B.A., Indiana University; M.P.P., Georgetown University; Oxford Said Business School. Indiana University.


Bridget Baker


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.


Keith Dawkins


Keith Dawkins

Senior Advisor.  CEO, Rock Hill Media Ventures.  Formerly, CEO, The First Tee; Executive Vice President, Viacom.  B.A., Ramapo College of New Jersey; CTAM Executive Management Program, Harvard Business School; NAMCI Executive Leadership Program, UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Rabia De Lande Long


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.


Keiron Hylton


Keiron Hylton

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


Mark Lipton, Ph.D.


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.


Lauren LoFrisco


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.


Tonya J. Long


Tonya J. Long

Senior Advisor.  Operations executive, entrepreneur and advisor.  CEO, Match & Cover.  CHIEF member.  University of Tennessee (B.S., Politcal Science, magna cum laude; Master of Public Policy).


Caroline McCarthy


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.


Sean McManus


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.


John Rogers


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.


Paul Rossi


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.


Lavinel Savu


Lavinel Savu

Senior Advisor.  Media executive, strategist and professor.  Executive Managing Editor, Meredith Corp.  Faculty, Center for Publishing, New York University.  Formerly, Founding Managing Editor, O, The Oprah Magazine.  A.B., Columbia University; M.S., New York University; M.B.A., Stern School of Business, New York University.


Cleo Stiller


Cleo Stiller

Peabody Award winning and Emmy Award nominated journalist. Author: Modern Manhood: Conversations About the Complicated World of Being a Good Man Today, (Simon & Schuster, 2020).  Television host, Univision; Speaker, consultant.  A. A., Bard College at Simon's Rock; B. A., Hamphire College.


Bruce Taub


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


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.

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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 Pérez-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

Senior Consulting 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 W. 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.

Michael Bruno

CEO, New Directions for Grads, LLC (Executive Search/Consulting).  B.A., Rider University; M.S., Columbia University.

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, private 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

Colonel, 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.

Diane Gallo

Human resources and leadership consultant.  Principal, DGA, LLC. B.B.A., University of Texas (Austin); M.S., Houston Baptist 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.

Joanna Graham

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.

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.

Laura Hockridge

Sports, business, political media executive.  President, Clover Hill Productions.  B.A., magna cum laude, Georgetown University; M.A., University of Maryland at College Park.

Jason James

Head of Content Strategy, Development and Programming, GoNoodle.  Emmy winner.  B.A., California State Polytechnic.

Rajit Kabadi

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

Michele Selma Kayne

Adjunct Instructor, Cornell University, ILR 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.

Philip Kearney

Media executive, advisor.  CEO, SymetryML.  B.A., Bucknell University; M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Alexander Kisch

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

Sahal Laher

Head of Digital, The Estee Lauder Companies.  B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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.

Michael Loconto

Independent labor and employment arbitrator, mediator.  B.A., Florida State University.  J.D., Northeastern University School of Law.

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.

Allison Mezzafonte

Content marketing and strategy consultant; Founder and President, AQ Strategic. B.A., New York University.

Gary Moody

Global media strategist. B.A., University of Mount Union; M.Ed., Ashland University.

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.

Deidre Richardson

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.

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.

Frank J. Scandale

Director of Investigations, The Journal News, USA Today New York Network. B.A., Rowan University; University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Alexander Shermansong

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

Margaret Smith

Submissions Manager and Deputy Editor, The Principal Post. B.A., University of Miami; A.L.M., Harvard University.

Jonathan E. Stern

Media Executive, Advisor and Attorney.  B.A., Brandeis University; J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; University of Navarra IESE Business School, Management Certificate in Media & Entertainment.

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.

Parker Williams

Media industry executive, entrepreneur. Co-founder and CCO, Lightbeam. B.S., University of North Carolina (Wilmington).

Tomer Yogev

Executive Coach, Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship.  B.A., Northwestern University; M.B.A., Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

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