President & Executive Director
Sarah Baker is a Bruce Springsteen fan and also a lawyer. Sarah’s past jobs include as a lawyer in President Obama’s Office of White House Counsel, as Senior Policy Director to Dr. Jill Biden, and as the Senior Pro Bono Associate at Hogan Lovells law firm. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Rutgers College.
Managing Director & General Counsel
Jacek Pruski believes ordinary people can do extraordinary things—and coffee helps. Jacek’s past work includes as a lawyer in the White House, the Department of Education, and the Department of Justice, and as a federal law clerk. He also has experience in organizing, policy, management, and strategy. Jacek is a graduate of Stanford University and The University of Iowa.
Chief Operating Officer
Katie Waldo started volunteering at age 5, and decided it would be her superpower. At the White House, Katie traveled the world with President Obama, managing logistics for 125 trips totaling 350K miles on Air Force One. Katie is a graduate of Creighton University and still practices her superpower — volunteering at a family shelter every Monday.
Director of Partnerships
Beth has been passionate about civic engagement since she was elected to serve as George Washington in her eighth grade class’s constitutional convention. Beth’s past work includes serving as counsel at American Oversight, representing the Consumer Financial Production Bureau in congressional investigations, and practicing as an associate at O’Melveny and Myers. Beth is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale University.
Director of Communications & Digital
Ashley began her communications career in the august role of editor-in-chief of her middle school newspaper. Today, Ashley is a lawyer who still understands the power of a good story. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, CNN.com, and ACSblog. Ashley graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Michigan Law School.
Director of Strategy & Outreach
Drew Larsen loves Liverpool FC, the Phoenix Suns, and his daughter’s youth soccer team, in some order. He has more than 10 years of experience counseling start-ups and nonprofits. Previously, Drew was in-house counsel of a professional sports start-up and an associate at Squire Patton Boggs. He is a graduate of UVA Law School and Holy Cross.
Marc Elias is the chair of Perkins Coie's Political Law Group, where he represents campaigns and elected officials, political party committees and political organizations. As a litigator, he spearheads voting rights and redistricting litigation throughout the country and he has successfully argued three such cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Marshall Fitz, Managing Dir. at Emerson Collective and Sr. Fellow at the Center for American Progress, is a leading legislative strategist and advocate for progressive immigration policy solutions. Formerly VP Immigration Policy at CAP, he was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council and led the Immigration Working Group for Sec. Clinton's '16 presidential campaign.
Bryan Lattimore’s work lives at the intersection of creativity and community – designing moments, teams and organizations that create equitable impact in the world. Bryan is a Cultural Curator within Emerson Collective’s Skunkworks Team. Prior to Emerson, Bryan co-founded two companies and advised brands on their toughest growth and creative challenges – both at McKinsey & Co. and independently.
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