Meredith McGehee serves as the Executive Director at Issue One. She was previously Chief of Policy, Programs & Strategy, and before that, an adviser to Issue One. Meredith leads Issue One’s advocacy efforts, as well as recruitment of former elected officials and business leaders.
Prior to joining Issue One, Meredith was Policy Director at the Campaign Legal Center where she directed the legislative and media policy efforts.
She is sought out in the media as an honest broker and veteran policy expert, who holds both parties accountable to the same standards, whether she is discussing the questionable practices of the Clinton Foundation, the Obama administration’s unwillingness to spend political capital on reforms or President Trump’s reverse-course on draining the swamp. She is frequently quoted in national newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She has also appeared on national news shows, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg TV, C-SPAN and MSNBC. She speaks at universities and organizations around the country and has testified before Congress.
Prior to joining the Campaign Legal Center, McGehee spent decades working across the ethics and political reform landscape both in Washington and in states around the country. She also worked on Capitol Hill for six years and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa and is a Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude graduate of Pomona College in California.