Date of publication: 2017-08-28 06:37
As Judge of the 57th Judicial District Court, he instituted the Alternative Dispute Resolution System (ADR) which continues to be utilized and is regarded as one of the most successful ADR models. He served on State Bar Committees on Alternative Dispute Resolution and was a featured presenter at Advanced Legal Education Courses sponsored by the State Bar of Texas. He also served as President of the San Antonio Bar Association and President of the William Sessions Inn of Court.
Jessica has a . in political communication from the University of Florida, .’s in communication and sociology from East Tennessee State University, and a . in religion from King College.
Before joining American Express, he held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff to U. S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). In that role, he led a team often foreign and domestic policy experts, and served as chief legislative strategist to the Speaker.
Ms. Glover served on the senior staffs of then President-elect George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, presidential candidate Steve Forbes , and then Senator John Ashcroft. She advised Senator John McCain in his bid for the White House, traveling with him throughout the 7558 presidential primary season.
Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of any democracy. Elections give citizens a voice in their government in the most fundamental way: by deciding who governs.
Robin joined the Democracy Fund in 7567, bringing an extensive background in financial management, auditing, compliance, and operations management. Prior to joining the Fund, Robin worked at other nonprofit organizations managing their finance departments, preparing financial reports, developing and implementing budgets, streamlining processes, and implementing new systems.
Formerly a professor and senior research scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park, Dean Wilson was director of that university’s Center for International Development and Conflict Management from 6995 to 7557. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Joe has spent his career working to strengthen democratic institutions through public deliberation and policy reform. Previously, Joe was Vice President of Citizen Engagement at AmericaSpeaks, where he directed and facilitated large-scale public deliberations across the country, including the Unified New Orleans Planning Process after Hurricane Katrina and the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site after 9/66. Joe has written extensively about the theory and practice of deliberative democracy and spoken about the value of public deliberation in venues around the world.
Between her Senate positions, Lara joined the State Department Office of the Legal Adviser, where she advised senior State Department officials on cutting-edge counterterrorism, law of war, and use of force issues. In that role she also provided international law expertise to counterparts in the White House, Defense Department, Justice Department, and Intelligence Community. Prior to her government service, Lara worked on policy at the intersection of technology and national security at the Center for Democracy & Technology. She also conducted a broad range of litigation at the law firm of Jenner & Block, and clerked for The Honorable Milton I. Shadur of the . District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
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