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David L. Nevins serves as co-publisher of The Fulcrum. Additionally, Nevins serves as co-founder and Board Chairman of the Bridge Alliance. Nevins brings business acumen, vision and a tireless this-must-and-can-be-done zeal to the burgeoning movement to bridge divides to transform the political process. As a business leader, Nevins excels at building bridges between people and organizations from the right, left and center for civilized conversation and then action. He co-founded the Bridge Alliance because, as he says, “No matter how well managed and how well funded anyone organization is, significant political reform will not happen without an alliance to further collaborative interactions. Together we can and will raise the collective impact of all.” He is a member of the Aspen Institute Society of Fellows, with a focus on the Aspen Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership, he established and continues to work with The Nevins Democracy Leaders program at Penn State University. Nevins graduated with honors in economics from Penn State in 1969 and received an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1971.
Debilyn Molineaux serves as co-publisher of The Fulcrum. Molineaux also serves as president and CEO of the Bridge Alliance which she co-founded to harness the exponentially growing field of organizations into a “game changing” movement that shifts the underlying dynamics of power, politics, and participation in our country. She works with the staff, board members and other leaders of Bridge Alliance members in advancing the common mission of all member organizations. Debilyn brings a passion to her work that is contagious to all around her. Hailing from a conservative, agricultural community, Debilyn started her career as a small business owner, working with community businesses to promote and grow their own operations through advertising and marketing. After engaging other women business leaders, Debilyn was inspired to become more active in the political process. Her own personal experiences -- as a small business owner, a local candidate for office, and an elected president of a national organization -- have given her enormous insight into the challenges facing citizens who want to get involved and organizations that want to scale their impact. In addition to Bridge Alliance, she co-founded Living Room Conversations and the National Conversation Project. Debilyn continues to bring her insight to entities seeking to grow their participation and efficacy. She serves as an advisor to many leaders and organizations.
David Meyers is the founding Executive Editor of The Fulcrum. David leads the daily news coverage and advises the publishers on content and growth strategies. Before launching The Fulcrum, David spent more than two decades at CQ Roll Call, a leading publisher of political news and information. During his time there, David served as managing editor of Roll Call (“the newspaper of Capitol Hill”) and as managing editor of member information and research, which included co-editing the definitive biographical directory of Congress, “Politics in America.” David went on to lead all of CQ Roll Call’s congressional research teams as vice president of research and content development before shifting to a revenue and strategy role as vice president of business operations for Roll Call, working with the advertising and editorial teams to develop new revenue models and expand the company’s events business. David lives in Fairfax, Va., with his wife, two daughters and rottweiler. A graduate of Tufts University, David is a past president of the Tufts University Alumni Association. He is also a past president of the Washington Press Club Foundation, which works to celebrate and advance the role of women and minorities in the media. David currently serves on the board of directors for Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station.
Mitchell Schmale brings nearly 30 years of communications, media, and marketing experience to The Fulcrum as its general manager. He also serves in a leadership role at Nevins & Associates, a communications and marketing firm based in Maryland. He began his career in the broadcast news industry at CNN Headline News in Atlanta, Ga. before serving as a news producer at the ABC TV affiliate in Baltimore, Md. Mitchell is a graduate of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va.
Richard Perrins, intern
Richard Perrins is an intern at The Fulcrum, working on stories related to voting rights and politics and contributing to daily news coverage. Richard also currently works as the editor-in-chief of The Daily Orange, an independent student newspaper in Syracuse, New York, where he handles the editorial and business facets of the organization. He is a junior undergraduate student at Syracuse University pursuing a dual major in political science and magazine, news and digital journalism.
Reya Kumar, intern
Reya Kumar is a writing intern at the Fulcrum. She is a rising junior at Tufts University, where she studies Political Science, History, and Psychology. She is a research fellow with the Laidlaw Foundation and will be the Executive Opinion Editor at the Tufts Daily in the fall, where she has been writing for the past two years.
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