Meet the Team

National Team

Manu Meel
Ross Irwin
Chief Operations Officer
Jessica Carpenter
Chief Marketing Officer
Emily Green
Chief Youth Development Officer
Andrew Weinzierl
National Data Analytics Director
Hailie Addison
Director of National Programs

College Chapter Development Team

Chandler Skinner
National Engagement Manager

College Chapter Growth & Development Team

Adam Calder
Chapter Growth Strategist
Asma Rasheed
Chapter Growth Strategist
Sam Li
Chapter Growth Strategist
Jack Ruotolo
Chapter Growth Strategist

High School Chapter Development Team

Braden Chapman
Chapter Development Consultant
Jahnavi Kirkire
Chapter Development Consultant
Jacoby Sypher
Chapter Development Consultant

Board of Directors

Bill Shireman
In This Together
Bill Shireman is the founder of Future 500 and In This Together. He brings together people from all sides of the political spectrum including capitalists, activists, conservatives, and progressives, among others.
Patrick McGinnis
Venture Capitalist
Patrick McGinnis is an American venture capitalist and author. He is best known for coining the term "fear of missing out."
Benji Backer
American Conservation Coalition
Benji is the Founder of the American Conservation Coalition, the nation’s largest market-based environmental organization.
Kyle Emile
Free Intelligent Conversation
Kyle is the founder of Free Intelligent Conversation (FreeIC) a nonprofit organization focused on facilitating engaging conversations in public spaces.
Jeff Clements
American Promise
Jeff Clements is president of American Promise, which unites Americans to ratify the next amendment to the US Constitution to to empower voters and combat corruption with better rules for money in elections.
Sarah Adolphson
The Artemis Agency
Sarah is an expert in entertainment strategy and engagement with extensive philanthropic experience working with many of the world’s leading global celebrities. Sarah has collaborated with foundations, corporations, NGOs and The White House across many issue areas.
Clara Nevins
Bridge the Divide & Mismatch
Clara Nevins is the co-founder of Bridge the Divide and Mismatch, platforms that enable middle and high school students to connect virtually across distance and divides to engage in political conversation.

Our Programs

Our Team