• Mark Walsh

    Mark Walsh

    NLC Board Chair

    Mark Walsh is the ceo of FactSquared, an AI and Machine Learning startup based in Washington DC.

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  • Clare Bresnahan English

    Clare Bresnahan English

    NLC President and Chief Executive Officer

    Clare Bresnahan English is the President and CEO of New Leaders Council.  Clare works and lives in the Washington, DC area, where she has dedicated her career to advancing unrepresented leaders in media, marketing, government, and corporate culture through social change efforts.

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  • Tricia Mueller

    Tricia Mueller

    NLC Board Vice Chair

    Tricia Mueller has spent her adult life engaged in the political process.

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  • Sherry Merfish

    Sherry Merfish

    NLC Board Treasurer

    Sherry Matusoff Merfish brings to NLC experience gained over a long career in advocacy and fundraising.

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  • Candace Stanciel

    Candace Stanciel

    NLC Board Secretary and National Diversity Committee Chair

    Candace Stanciel founded The Common Good Agency (CGA), a consulting firm focused on capacity building for nonprofits and Higher Education institutions, in 2003.

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  • Chris Kelly

    Chris Kelly

    NLC Board Chair Emeritus

    Chris Kelly is a Silicon Valley attorney with a long track record of representing innovative companies and making the Internet a safer place for kids and adults alike.

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  • Robert Abernethy

    Robert Abernethy

    Robert J. Abernethy is Chairman of American Standard Development Company and Managing Director of Metropolitan Investments, LLC.

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  • Justin Braz

    Justin Braz

    Justin Braz is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. His strong interest in local, state, and national politics has augmented a lifelong passion towards fomenting significant social change for working class men and women.

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  • Heather Grantham

    Heather Grantham Deutsch

    Chair Emerita, NLC National Programs Committee

    Heather Grantham Deutsch is a member of the New Leaders Council Board of Directors and Chair Emerita of the NLC National Programs Committee.

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  • Joy Dixon

    Joy Dixon

    Vice Chair, NLC National Programs Committee

    Joy Dixon is the Assistant Director of Partner Success with BellXcel, an educational non-profit organization designed to close the achievement gap in underserved communities.

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  • Mitchell Draizin

    Mitchell Draizin

    Mitchell Draizin is the Founder and President of Longview Capital Advisors.

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  • Caroline Fayard

    Caroline Fayard

    Caroline Fayard's practice is primarily focused on litigation. She is honored to represent individuals, families, and businesses injured by the wrongdoing and/or negligence of others. Caroline is licensed to practice in Louisiana and New York.

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  • Donnie Fowler

    Donnie Fowler

    Donnie Fowler is currently CEO of Tech4America and an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco.

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  • Cynthia Guerrero

    Cynthia Guerrero

    Cynthia Guerrero is an indefatigable advocate who has navigated complex public-policy issues as they pertain to the ever evolving world of California's technology sector.

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  • Gina LaPlaca

    Gina LaPlaca

    Gina LaPlaca is Director - State Government Affairs for Verizon New Jersey, where she represents the company's interests before various entities of New Jersey State Government and provides legal and political advice on public policy initiatives affecting the company.

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  • Derrick Lewis

    Derrick Lewis

    Derrick H. Lewis is an energetic and passionate advisor and entrepreneur.

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  • Tim Mason

    Tim Mason

    Vice Chair, NLC National Programs Committee

    Tim Mason is an attorney with a background in legislative politics and political campaigns.

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  • Patrick Murphy

    Patrick Murphy

    Patrick Murphy is a former Western State legislator and Presidential appointee.

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  • David Pepper

    David Pepper

    David Pepper was unanimously elected Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party on December 17, 2014 and began his term on January 1, 2015.

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  • Bret Perkins

    Bret Perkins

    Bret Perkins is Vice President of External and Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation.

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  • Charisse Price

    Charisse Price

    Chair, NLC National Programs Committee

    Born and raised in New Orleans, Charisse Price is a supplier diversity strategist and management consultant whose career has spanned the private and public sectors across the east coast of the United States.

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  • Nick Rathod

    Nick Rathod

    Nick Rathod has spent his career working in state and local politics, successfully building institutions and winning electoral and policy campaigns for over 15 years.

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  • Andrew Solano

    Andrew Solano

    Vice Chair, NLC National Programs Committee

    A native of San Antonio, Texas, Andrew Solano graduated with his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Security Studies.

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