Executive Director: Ryan Schoenike, 32, was previously the co-founder of WeCantPayThatTab.org. He has engaged with policymakers and Millennials in a variety of forums to discuss fiscal challenges. Ryan has a background in economics and has worked for a variety organizations in the energy field. He has experience in market analysis, program management, national branding campaigns and online media. Email | Twitter
Director of Research & Policy Analysis: Brandon Aitchison, 29, previously worked as a professional staff member on a committee in the U.S. Senate. He has a background in foreign affairs and national security policy and believes our unsustainable fiscal policies threaten our national security. Brandon received his B.A. from American University and an M.A. from Georgetown University. Email
Policy Analyst: Colin Leach, 24, recently graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with an M.A. in Historical Studies, and wrote his thesis on 1960s federal transportation policy. A native of Baltimore, he believes that unsustainable deficits and high debt levels threaten investment in the nation's infrastructure and other areas key to economic growth.
Co-founder: Michael Eisenstadt, 32, is founder and president of YPNation, the national membership organization for Young Professionals. Michael works with Young Professional leaders on community development and public policy programs. He previously worked at Conde Nast Publications and launched an online business magazine for Young Professionals.
Co-founder: Jake Parent, 31, has been building communities for more than a decade. During that time he has brought people together to start and grow several enduring projects – from an orphanage in Afghanistan, to successful endeavors in business and politics. A native of Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship is in his blood. He recently launched a company called Learn to be Heard, which helps businesses, non-profits, and political campaigns build communities using social media marketing.
Legal Advisor: Joshua Boone, 28, is a New York barred attorney. He graduated from Albany Law School cum laude in 2010 and spent two years as an in-house attorney for an asset origination corporation performing corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and asset origination services. Josh is currently employed analyzing state and federal insurance, banking and finance regulations. Josh has experience in regulatory analysis and compliance, insurance finance and banking laws, and corporate governance.