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 and recruitment of former elected officials and business leaders. In addition, she is the principal of McGehee Strategies, which specializes in public interest advocacy campaigns.
Prior to joining Issue One, Meredith was Policy Director at the Campaign Legal Center where she directed the legislative and media policy efforts.
McGehee has been named 11 times, including 2017, by The Hill newspaper as one of the top nonprofit/grassroots lobbyists in Washington. She speaks at universities and organizations around the country, has testified before Congress, and is frequently quoted in national newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Broadcasting & Cable and Bloomberg. She also has appeared on national news shows, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, C-SPAN and MSNBC.
Prior to joining the Campaign Legal Center, McGehee served as President of the Alliance for Better Campaigns and Senior Vice President and Chief Lobbyist for Common Cause. She was Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Lane Evans of Illinois and a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Dante Fascell of Florida. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa and is a Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude graduate of Pomona College in California.