Introducing the Citizinvestor Board of Advisors
The problems we are trying to solve at Citizinvestor are big and audacious. While we are brave enough to attack these challenges head on, it’s clear we don’t have all the answers. Today, we are honored to announce that four highly-respected professionals in government and technology will begin advising our team and steering Citizinvestor through some of the company’s most critical decisions. Without further adieu, allow us to introduce you to these amazing people:
Marci Harris is the CEO of POPVOX. POPVOX bridges the gap between the input the public wants to provide and the information Members of Congress want and need to receive. Marci began public service work as Tornado Recovery Coordinator for Jackson, Tenn., working with private and public organizations and state, local and federal agencies to marshall resources and rebuild. In 2007, she became Tax, Trade, and Health Counsel to Pete Stark, then-Chairman of the Health Subcommittee of Ways and Means, and was Committee lead for Medicare Program Integrity and Physician Payments Sunshine provisions of the House health reform bill. She left the Hill in February 2010 to build POPVOX.
Steve Ressler is the Founder and President of GovLoop.com, the “Knowledge Network for Government” which connects and fosters collaboration among over 60,000 members of the government community. Mr. Ressler is a 3rd generation public sector leader and spent 6 years in roles at Social Security Administration, Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, and DHS Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
Patrick Ruffini is president at Engage, a digital agency with clients including Fortune 500 companies, Presidential and statewide candidates, technology startups, and issue advocacy campaigns. As a leader in digital politics over the last decade, Ruffini’s work has helped elect a President, changed the direction of powerful institutions, and resulted in millions of signups, tens of millions of dollars raised, and thousands of blog and media mentions.
Russell Wallace is a three-time startup founder and a former corporate attorney. Since quitting the law in 2009, he has worked on 5 different consumer-facing web properties and has founded or co-founded 3, including Trendero.com, MomiLoop and CivicSponsor.org, one of the first crowdfunding sites for government projects. His goal is to build big ideas that make the world more friendly, open and adventurous.