A veteran of three presidential campaigns, Stephanie is an
expert in the field of political fundraising and has successfully
raised over $200M for the Democratic Party, charities, and
Kahlil Byrd, Corporate Development
Founder and CEO of Forward Progress in Politics. Kahlil was
formerly President of Student First, a political advocacy group
founded by Michelle Ree. From 2009-2012, he was CEO of
Americans Elect which aimed to reshape the U.S. presidential
primary system and nominate a bipartisan candidate. He regularly
advises Republican leaders and advocates.
Yaël Ossowski is deputy director for the Consumer Choice Center, and senior development officer for Students For Liberty.
He was previously Watchdog.org’s Florida Bureau Chief, chief Spanish translator, and national investigative reporter from 2012-2015.
Yaël has worked as a multimedia journalist across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and hosts a weekly podcast on life abroad called The Innocents Abroad.
He studied at Concordia University in Montréal, the University of Vienna, and is currently seeking a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) at the CEVRO Institute in Prague.
Born in Québec and raised in North Carolina, he currently lives in Vienna, Austria. You can follow his written work on Yael.ca.
Tom is an Adjunct Statistics Professor at New Jersey City
University School of Business at both undergraduate and
graduate levels. Tom helps technology startups to
operationalize data analytics. He holds a MBA from Xavier
Dawn is the CoFounder NY Tech Meetup. She has advised
numerous tech start-ups, business and governmental entities, and
investors alike. She was one of NYNMA’s directors from
1998-2001. She has produced several Shorty Awards, Gadgetoff,
etc. Dawn was one of the first Pipeline Fund fellow and sits on the
boards of InSITE and MOUSE. In addition, she serves on the
Alliance for Downtown NY Leadership Council NYC’s COPIC
Founder of The Common Good, a non-profit, non-partisan
organization that strives to bridge the growing divisions that
threaten the nation; she has worked as a political strategist in DC,
assisted with dozens of political races across the U.S., served on
the Congressional investigative committee that reexamined the
assassinations of JFK and MLK, and has sat on a number of
boards including, Library of Congress Board of Trustees,
Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service Board of
Visitors, Lincoln Center Film Society.