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ACCOUNTABILITY 2021 EXPERT PROFILES

Government accountability and transparency experts are available to speak to the media regarding the recommendations in Accountability 2021. The expert profiles below contain brief biographical information to help you identify the most relevant expert for your needs. If you would like to connect with an expert, email media@openthegovernment.org or call (202) 332-0251.

OPEN GOVERNMENT
Emily Manna, Policy Director, Open The Government. Manna’s policy work focuses on transparency and accountability for U.S. military and national security programs, records management and data preservation, and expanding proactive disclosure and the public’s right to know.

Anne Weismann, Founder and Executive Director, Campaign for Accountability. Weismann is the former Chief Counsel and Chief FOIA Counsel of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.


ETHICS
Austin Evers, Executive Director, American Oversight. Evers founded American Oversight in 2017 to leverage his experience as a litigator and government attorney to promote accountability in government.


Beth Rotman, Money in Politics & Ethics Program Director, Common Cause. Rotman was the founding director of Connecticut’s Citizens’ Election Program and had previously served as deputy general counsel for New York City’s Campaign Finance Board. She clerked for the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, working closely with now-Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

BALANCE OF POWER
Steve Ellis, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense. Ellis joined TCS in 1999 and became president in 2020 after serving for well over a decade as vice president, overseeing programs and serving as a leading media and legislative spokesperson. 

Anne Tindall, Counsel, Protect Democracy. Tindall most recently served as Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and Oversight at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, representing the agency in federal court and before Congress and other oversight bodies.

WHISTLEBLOWERS
Irvin McCullough, Deputy Director of Legislation and National Security Analyst, Government Accountability Project. McCullough specializes in Intelligence Community and military whistleblowing. He supports investigations, legislation, and litigation within GAP’s national security program.


RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT

Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen. Weissman is the president of Public Citizen and a staunch public interest advocate and activist, as well as an expert on corporate and government accountability.

PANDEMIC RESPONSE
Liz Borkowski, MHP, Research Scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management,  Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. Borkowski is the managing editor of Women’s Health Issues, the peer-reviewed journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health.