David Marventano, Chair
David is a Senior Vice President of Government relations at Fluor Corporation. Mr. Marventano previously served as staff director of the Energy & Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and held leadership roles on the staffs of Reps. Billy Tauzin and Bill Paxon. David began his professional career in Albany, New York, on the staff of Assemblyman Michael F. Nozzolio and worked in the legislative counsel's office for Assembly Minority Leader Clarence “Rapp” Rappleyea. Mr. Marventano holds a bachelor's degree from State University of New York, Oswego, and a law degree from Union University, Albany, New York.
Joyce Brayboy, Vice Chair
Joyce is the Vice President of Government Affairs with Goldman Sachs. Joyce also worked with the Glover Park Group, a well-known D.C. firm that specializes in government relations and strategic communication. Joyce is the recipient of the second annual Trailblazer Award from the Congressional Black Associates and she was honored as “Lobbyist of the Year” by the Washington Government Relations Group.
Jane Campbell, the first and only woman Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio is now a Senior Advisor at the International Economic Development Council, the country’s largest organization of economic development professionals. She consults on Opportunity Zone investment strategy and works with entities who are striving to build relationships with state and local governments
Campbell served as Chief of Staff for Senator Mary Landrieu leading efforts to recover from both Katrina and the Gulf oil spill. Later as Staff Director for the Senate Small Business Committee she directed policy to support small businesses’ access to capital, federal contracting opportunities, business counseling, and engagement in international trade.
She’s the proud momma of a resident doctor and a Yale divinity student.
Shannon Sedgwick Davis
Ms. Sedgwick Davis previously served as Vice-President of Geneva Global, and Director of Public Affairs at International Justice Mission. Shannon, an attorney, activist and advocate for social justice, is a well-known peace and human rights strategist. Shannon is a recipient of various Philanthropic awards such as Baylor Law Young Lawyer of the Year 2011, Nomi Network’s 2014 Abolitionist Award, 2014 Rotary Club’s Outstanding Young San Antonian and Saving Innocence’s 2016 Global Rights Hero Award.
Mr. Emanuel is the chair of the firm’s global Entertainment and Media practice and is based in the Century City office. He is a seasoned entertainment lawyer and is widely recognized in the industry as an innovative deal maker and efficient problem-solver. Having been involved in the production, development, and distribution of hundreds of motion picture and television projects, Mr. Emanuel has built his career by bringing together the right artists and business partners to translate creative vision into on-screen reality.
W. Frank Fountain, Jr., Treasurer
Mr. Fountain served as Chairman of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum Foundation Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012. He is a retired executive of Chrysler, LLC, an automobile and automotive components manufacturer which was reorganized under Federal bankruptcy laws in 2009 after his retirement from that company. He is also a Director of The Wharton School, Hampton University Board of Trustees and Wittenburg Center on Global Ethics and he is a Director or Trustee of many community and professional organizations.
Matt is the Managing Director of Congressional Affairs with Microsoft. Matt served as a senior advisor to House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) for the start of the 110th Congress. Matt also worked for three years as a Principal at the lobbying and public relations firm PodestaMattoon. Previously, he served for eight years as the Floor Assistant to Democratic Whip David Bonior (D-MI) and two years as a Special Assistant to House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO). In addition to his work with The Faith & Politics Institute, Matt serves on the Board of Horton’s Kids, a non-profit that provides comprehensive services to the children of Washington, D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood.
Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.
Ambassador Graham became a director of Lightbridge Corporation on April 2, 2006, and chairman of the Board on April 4, 2006. He is one of the world’s leading experts on nuclear non-proliferation and served as a senior U.S. diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement involving the United States.
Reverend Larry R. Hayward
Reverend Hayward became the sixth Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in October 2004. Before coming to Westminster, Reverend Hayward served churches in Texas and Iowa. He has served as Moderator of the National Capital Presbytery and as the Chair of its Committee on Ministry.
Cheryl Johnson was recently named by Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously Ms. Johnson served as the Director of Government Relations, Smithsonian Institution. Previously, Ms. Johnson served as chief of staff to Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Before joining the Smithsonian, Ms. Johnson was the chief education and investigative counsel for the Committee on Education and the Workforce in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Principal, Government Affairs Deputy for American Airlines
Dan Keniry is the staff director of the House Budget Committee. Mr. Keniry previously served in government as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs at the White House under President George W. Bush, and prior to that as a House Republican leadership staffer. He has also worked for TIAA and UnitedHealth Group in senior government affairs roles. Mr. Keniry holds a B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, NY and an M.A. in American History from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and three children.
Rob G. Liberatore
Rob Liberatore is a board member of the German Marshall Fund and the treasurer of the National Democratic Institute, an organization that promotes democracy around the world.
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling is the Director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He previously served as the Executive Vice-President of Jewish Funds for Justice, the Torah of Money Director of the Shefa Fund, and the Executive Director of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation.
Tiffany M. Moore
Ms. Tiffany M. Moore serves as Senior Vice President of Political and Industry Affairs for the Consumer Technology Association (formerly the Consumer Electronics Association). Before joining CTA, Tiffany served as Principal of Moore Consulting and strategic consultant with TwinLogic Strategies. Ms. Moore has also served as a senior advisor to Congress, a corporate government relations executive, a political appointee at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and a strategic consultant to tech and telecom companies and trade associations.
Florence Prioleau, Chair, Governance Committee
Ms. Prioleau is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Howard University. Ms. Prioleau previously practiced legislative advocacy before Congress and federal agencies on behalf of private companies, trade associations and municipal governments on such diverse issues as health care reform, transportation and public works, housing, agricultural commodities, copyright law, and environmental matters.
Meighan Stone is president of the Malala Fund. She has led high-level advocacy, media and digital projects with Bono’s ONE Campaign, the United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative, World Economic Forum, FIFA World Cup, G7 summits and with world leaders and technology corporations globally. She served previously as vice president for communications and special projects at World Food Program USA (2012-2014) and is on the board of directors of Pencils of Promise and advisory board of the Civic Engagement Fund.
Al Thompson joined United Technologies Inc. in May 2014. He advises senior management on federal policy issues and leads UTC’s state government relations and digital advocacy activities. Prior to joining UTC, he worked at Mehlman, Vogel, Castagnetti. While there he served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Technology CEO Council. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Global Supply Chain Policy at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and worked on the House Committee on Homeland Security as a Senior Professional Staff member working for both former Rep. Jim Turner (D-TX) and Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS). He is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Robert Van Wicklin
Mr. Van Wicklin is currently Vice President for University Advancement at St. Bonaventure University. He previously served as Vice President at Houghton College and as Assistant Dean at the University at Buffalo. Previously Mr. Van Wicklin served in senior positions for Congressman Amo Houghton and Congressman John R. Kuhl. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran.