Meet the Team

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Jake Gomez

CMO

A senior at Colgate University, Jake was previously an intern for Newsreel before being promoted to chief marketing officer. He is currently the Social Media Manager at the Libyan American Alliance. Previously, he has interned for the State Department in Tunis, Tunisia. 

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Mary Mapes

Advisor

Mary is currently the director of research for Integrity First for America. Mary previously worked as a producer for CBS News where she became famous for breaking the Abu Ghraib torture scandal

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Tom Rosenstiel

Advisor

Tom is currently the executive director of the American Press Institute. Previously, Tom worked as a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and MSNBC. He is also the author of eight books

Jack Brewster

Founder, CEO and Managing Editor

Jack has written for Forbes, TIME, Newsweek, the New York Daily News and VICE News

Elena Frogameni

COO 

Elena has written for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and interned for a state senator. She is currently a student at Mount Holyoke College and will work for the State Department as an intern in 2021. 

Julie Schreiber

Vice President

Julie currently works for a political consulting firm as an FEC compliance associate. She has worked as a paralegal and documentary intern for PBS. She graduated from Oberlin College where she worked as editor for both the Oberlin Review, the campus weekly, and The Grape, the campus alternative publication. 

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Ferd Protzman

Advisor

Brandon Cardwell

Advisor

Leslie Lindenauer

Advisor

Currently the chief of staff to the president of Oberlin College, Ferd previously worked as a reporter at the New York Times and Washington Post

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Nicolas Robbe

Brandon is currently an agency development partner at Indeed.com

Leslie is a history professor at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut

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David Rector

Advisor

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After a long stint at IBM, Nicolas recently founded an augmented reality company called Hoverlay

Consultant and former CFO of HealthPrize Technologies