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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: davidmeyers@thefulcrum.us Twitter: @davidmeyers

David Hawkings, editor in chief, 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: davidhawkings@thefulcrum.us Twitter: @davidhawkings

Jessica Puchala, senior director of communications and marketing, has spent more than 20 years working with brands, agencies and nonprofits including GED Testing Service and the Maryland State Highway Administration. She has also been honored for her work as a news reporter and producer for five different network TV affiliates.
Email: jessicapuchala@thefulcrum.us Twitter: @JessicaPuchala

Bill Theobald, senior writer, spent 14 years as an editor and correspondent in the Washington bureau of USA Today and Gannett News Service, most recently covering federal government waste and corruption. Before that he was a reporter and editor for more than a decade at the Indianapolis Star and for a decade at Iowa's Quad City Times.
Email: williamtheobald@thefulcrum.us Twitter: @BillTheobald

Tristiaña Hinton, audience development editor, was most recently communications manager at Leadership for Educational Equity. She remains a producer at MLB Network Radio and has been an editor at D.C.'s all-news WTOP.
Email: tristianahinton@thefulcrum.us

Geoff West, staff writer, was previously a Washington correspondent for Talk Media News, a money-in-politics reporter for the Center for Responsive Politics and an award-winning journalist for three newspapers in central Texas including the Temple Daily Telegram.
Email: geoffwest@thefulcrum.us Twitter: @geoffwest

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: saraswann@thefulcrum.us 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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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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