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David Meyers, publisher and executive editor, was most recently vice president of business operations for CQ Roll Call, and before that was the organization's vice president of research and content development. Prior to the merger of Roll Call and CQ, he was Roll Call managing editor, running day-to-day newsroom operations and editorial product development.
Email: | Twitter: @davidmeyers

David Hawkings, founding editor, was most recently the senior editor of CQ Roll Call, writing columns for each publication and hosting the "Roll Call Decoder" series of videos and podcasts. He spent six years as managing editor of CQ Weekly, when the magazine won two Dirksen Awards for coverage of Congress, and before that supervised all legislative coverage and was managing editor for daily news.
Email: | Twitter: @davidhawkings

Sara Swann, staff writer, started her career covering local and state government and politics for The Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She was news editor of Syracuse University's daily paper and has done campaign finance reporting for the Center for Responsive Politics.
Email: | Twitter: @saramswann

Eric Ashman, strategic advisor, is the former president and chief operating officer of Group Nine Media and was the chief financial officer of the Huffington Post. Eric is also a board director of Voter Choice Massachusetts, a nonpartisan organization advocating for the expanded use of ranked-choice voting.
Twitter: @ericashman

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Mark Botsford, contributing editor, has spent most of his professional career providing strategic advice to Fortune 500 companies doing business in Latin America.
Email: | Twitter: @markbotsford

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Nick Penniman, our founder, is the CEO and founder of Issue One, which describes itself as "the leading cross-partisan political reform group in Washington" and remains The Fulcrum's parent organization. Penniman co-authored "Nation on the Take" (2016) and was previously the founder and executive director of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, Washington director of the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy and publisher of Washington Monthly.
Twitter: @Nick_Penniman

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