Advisory Board

Issue One recruits nationally-renowned individuals from across the political spectrum to its bipartisan Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is co-chaired by Senators Bill Bradley (D-NJ), Alan Simpson (R-WY) and Bob Kerrey (D-NE), and is home to American leaders from the worlds of politics, business, philanthropy and entertainment. Members know from their experience the price we all pay for politics swamped by money and pledge to raise their voices, recruit their peers and activate their networks to advocate for solutions we can implement now in order to fix our broken political system. Through the Advisory Board, reformers have access to prominent individuals from all over the country who can lend their names, voices, and expertise to the fight for significant victories.

Co-Chairs

BILL BRADLEY

Senator (D-NJ 1979-1997); Managing Director, Allen & Company LLC; Olympian; NBA Hall of Famer; Best-Selling Author

BOB KERREY

Senator (D-NE 1989-2001); Governor, Nebraska (1983-1987); Member, 9/11 Commission (2002-2004); President, The New School (2001-2010); Managing Director, Allen & Company LLC

ALAN SIMPSON

Senator (R-WY 1979-1997); Senate Republican Whip (1985-1995); Chairperson, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010)

Members

MAX BAZERMAN

Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Renowned author

JULIE BELAGA

Chief Operating Officer, Export-Import Bank (1994-1999); State Representative, Connecticut House (1977-1987)

JOHN BONIFAZ

Co-founder, Free Speech for People; Founder, National Voting Rights Institute; 1999 MacArthur Fellow

FRANK CARLUCCI

Chair Emeritus, The Carlyle Group; Secretary of Defense (1987-1989); National Security Advisor (1986-1987); U.S. Ambassador to Portugal (1974-1978)

WESLEY CLARK

U.S. Army General (Ret.); NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (1997-2000); CEO, Wesley K. Clark & Associates

FRAN CODISPOTI

Philanthropist

WILLIAM DONALDSON

Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (2003-2005); Founding Dean, Yale School of Management; Former Chairman and CEO, New York Stock Exchange; Founder, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

PETER EDELMAN

Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy, Georgetown University

NORM EISEN

U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2011-2014); Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution; Co-Founder, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

LEWIS FELDSTEIN

Co-chair, The Saguaro Seminar, Harvard Kennedy School; President, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (1986-2010)

DOUGLAS I. FOY

Founder and CEO, Serrafix; Massachusetts Secretary of Commonwealth Development (1997-2002); President (1977-2002) and Trustee, Conservation Law Foundation

CHARLES FRIED

Beneficial Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; U.S. Solicitor General (1985-1989)

DAVID GERSON

Founder and President, Beechwood Property Holdings; Partner (1996-2016) and Consultant, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author

ANTHONY GRASSI

Chair, The Nature Conservancy (1995-2006); retired Managing Director, CS First Boston

WADE HENDERSON

President, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; recipient of the Congressional Black Caucus Chair’s Award and the District of Columbia Bar’s William J. Brennan Award

 
CARLA HILLS

U.S. Trade Representative (1989-1993); Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1975-1977); Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Chairman and CEO, Hills & Company

GARY HIRSHBERG

Co-Founder and Chairman, Stonyfield Farm

JEFFREY HOLLENDER

CEO and Founder, Hollender Sustainable Brands; Co-Founder, Seventh Generation Inc.; Co-Founder, American Sustainable Business Council

ED KANGAS

Non-Executive Chairman, Tenet Healthcare; Global Chairman & CEO, Deloitte & Touche (1989-1994)

STEPHEN KAY

Senior Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Chair (2001-2007) and Trustee, Brandeis University

MARIA TERESA KUMAR

Founding President and CEO, Voto Latino; Contributor, MSNBC

MARK MCKINNON

Co-Founder, No Labels; Strategic Advisor to George W. Bush, John McCain, Ann Richards, Charlie Wilson, Lance Armstrong and Bono; Senior Advisor, Hill + Knowlton

RALPH NURNBERGER

Principal, Gray Global Advisors; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies

STEVEN OLIKARA

Co-founder and President, Millennial Action Project; Washington, D.C.’s 2014 “Millennial of the Year”

RICHARD PAINTER

Associate Counsel to the President and Chief White House ethics lawyer (2005-2007), University of Minnesota Professor of Law, Author of Taxation Only With Representation, Take Back Our Republic Board Member

ROBERT PENNOYER

Of Counsel, Patterson Belknap

TREVOR POTTER

Commissioner (1991-1995) and Chairman (1994), Federal Election Commission; Founding President and General Counsel, Campaign Legal Center; Member, Caplin & Drysdale

RICHARD RAVITCH

Lieutenant Governor, New York (2009-2010); Co-Chair, New York State Budget Crisis Task Force; Co-Chair, US Millennial Housing Commission (1999-2002); Chairman and CEO, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (1979-1983)

ARTHUR ROCK

Venture Capitalist; Founder, Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Harvard University; Founder, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University

TIM ROEMER

Congressman (D-IN 1991-2003); U.S. Ambassador to India (2009-2011); Member, 9/11 Commission (2002-2004) 

GEORGE RUPP

President, International Rescue Committee (2002-2013); President, Columbia University (1993-2002); President, Rice University (1985-1993)

KEVIN P. RYAN

Chairman and CEO, AlleyCorp; Founder and Chairman, Gilt Group; Chairman, The Business Insider; former CEO, DoubleClick

MALCOLM SALTER

Professor, Harvard Business School (1967-2006); James J. Hill Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

RON SHAICH

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Panera Bread; Co-Founder, Au Bon Pain Company

ALAN SOLOMONT

Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University; U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra (2009-2013)

JAMES GUSTAVE SPETH

Professor, Vermont Law School; Founder and Trustee Emeritus, World Resources Institute

PAUL VOLCKER

Chairman, Volcker Alliance; Chairman, President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (2009-2011); Chairman, Federal Reserve (1979-1987)

DAVID M. WALKER

U.S. Comptroller General (1998-2008); President and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation (2008-2010); Founder, Comeback America Initiative

ROGER WILKINS

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist; Civil Rights Leader; Retired Professor of History, George Mason University