Founder: Richard Greene is the author of "Words That Shook The World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events.” Richard advises presidents, prime ministers, governors, senators, mayors, CEOs and other business leaders and celebrities on public speaking and communication strategy. His passion for politics started at age 16 when he walked door to door for a local candidate then expanded to Washington where he was a Congressional Intern, a degree in Political Science from UCSB, law degree from the University of Southern California, a run for Congress in 1992 and then three years hosting "Hollywood CLOUT!", a political talk show focusing on current events featuring many members of the entertainment community as guests and co-hosts. His current focus is to help communicate politics in a more personal, nonpartisan, fact-based way and provide an empowering alternative to the overwhelming, confusing and de-motivating onslaught of negative political advertising. richardgreene.org, thefivesecretsofcommunication.com
Communications and Development: Ellen Lutwak brings a range of writing experience - copywriting, social media, on-air and online reporting and publicity – to this political initiative. Most currently she has expanded her professional horizons by completing a certification in nonprofit fundraising and development – with an emphasis on community and business partnerships along with cause-marketing programs. She is a fitness advocate for children's health. She also manages the art career of muralist Bendow. http://ellenlutwak.popslice.com/
Publicity and Events: Dawna Shuman heads Lighthouse PR which specializes in eco sustainable and cause-related projects that enhance and impact the quality of life through global awareness events including environmental campaigns, fund-raisers, expos, Award shows, documentaries and red and green carpet-hosted events benefiting nonprofit and environmental agencies. Lighthouse PR also represents authors, celebrities, progressive thinkers and lifestyle pioneers with a strong expertise in bringing together socially conscious celebrities and mainstream media. email@example.com
Senior Researcher: David Raban is an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is majoring in History, Psychology, and Political Science, and will be studying War Studies this upcoming school year in London. After he receives his BA, David hopes to study law and become more active in the political scene.
Researcher: Matt Jones is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has a degree in Political Science and just finished an internship with the Environmental Volunteers, a non-profit environmental group based in the Bay Area. Apart from his work with the ChooseYOURAmerica campaign, Matt plans on continuing his work on environmental issues while exploring new opportunities.
Web Design: Susannah Tantemsapya founded Creative Migration [http://creativemigration.org], a nonprofit organization that produces documentary films about art and activism to promote social change, in 2005. She designs websites for artists/cause related projects, is a contributing writer for Whitewall Magazine [http://www.whitewallmag.com/] and holds a degree in Photojournalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her latest documentary, POST NEW BILLS [https://vimeo.com/41113787], is about art, sustainability and collective action.
Graphic Design: Emily Mullett is a senior Graphic Design student at the University of Kansas. AIGA's Get Out the Vote campaign invited designers to create non-partisan posters to inspire the American public to participate in the upcoming election. Emily participated in this challenge and created two posters that encouraged everyone to vote, no matter their political beliefs. Visit her online portfolio at behance.net/emilymullett. Rock Chalk!
With special thanks to Dean James Ellis, USC Marshall School of Business, David Gergen, Kevin Sullivan, Eric Yaverbaum, Jason Mraz, Jason Alexander, Joely Fisher, Bill Nye, Anthony Robbins, Michael Beckwith, Mimi Kennedy, Peter Fonda, James Cromwell, Richard Schiff, Ray Charles, Jr., Leilani Munter, Seane Corn, Roger Wolfson, Jack Abramoff, Jahan Raymond, Sara Kitnick (Communications), Ankha Marza (Senior Advisor), Laurence Lanoff (Artistic Advisor) and many others who have given and continue to give their support to this project.