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He has led projects for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security regarding pandemic and biological defense issues and he conducted the first review of the former U.S. offensive biological and toxin weapons programs as well as prepared briefing materials for the U.S. Congress on the threats of assassination with CBR agents. McCleary served under Chairman John Mekalanos on the board of advisors for the Microbiology Department of Harvard Medical School. He is a managing partner of Four Seasons Ventures and a co-founder of Keep Our Republic.
Early in his career, Medish worked on Capitol Hill as a junior staffer for Senator Edward M. Kennedy and as pro bono counsel to Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton. Medish’s professional experience as a lawyer, policy expert and strategic adviser includes leading the sovereign advisory and debt restructuring practices and as clerk with Judge John M. Steadman on the D.C. Court of Appeals, serving as president of The Messina Group, and of Guggenheim International, LLC.
He is vice chair of Project Associates, Ltd.,headquartered in London, with offices in Paris, Brussels, Berlin, New York, and Washington, is a founding partner of The Mosaiq Law Group, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations,
and he serves on several corporate and non-profit advisory boards including the Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and the Institut für die Wissenschaften von Menschen, and is a co-founder of Keep Our Republic.
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He recently served on the education group of President Biden’s Transition Team and was a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security at the University of Pittsburgh.
Previously, he served in the Army Reserve, worked as both a Public Defender and Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County. From 1978 to 1991, he was US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
He retired from the bench to serve as Chief Legal Counsel to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
As the commonwealth's 46th governor, Corbett held Pennsylvania's highest office from January 18, 2011 through January 20, 2015. Corbett has a long and distinguished career serving citizens as assistant U.S. attorney, U.S. attorney, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Pennsylvania attorney general, and governor. Corbett has also served as a key advisor to U.S. presidents and governors.
Corbett served as a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard 28th Infantry Division from 1971 until 1984, rising from private to captain.
Congressman Dent is Executive Director and Vice President of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, where he leads bipartisan, bicameral policy education programs for sitting members of Congress. Dent also serves as a Senior Policy Advisor to DLA Piper where he provides strategic advice and counsel to clients on a variety of public policy issues.
Green-Hawkins is a voter-protection attorney and recently served on the Lawyers Steering Committee for the PA Democratic Party. She has received numerous awards for her leadership in politics and in the community, and was appointed to Pittsburgh’s Community Task Force on Police Reform. An alumna of Duke University and Northeastern University School of Law, she is an Adjunct Professor teaching Labor Law in her most recent endeavor to pay it forward.
In November 1994, then Governor-elect Tom Ridge named Jones as a co-chair of his transition team. In May 1995, Ridge nominated Jones to serve as chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Judge Lewis co-chairs the Schnader law firm’s ADR Practice Group; he serves as a mediator, arbitrator and settlement counselor.
He has served on numerous nonprofit and foundation boards, including The Heinz Endowments and The Buhl Foundation and is the recipient of numerous civic leadership awards from organizations such as the University of Pittsburgh, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Redmond was Chairman of the Board of Managers of Milton Hershey School, was Chairman of the Board of Hershey Trust Company and played a key role in Pennsylvania infrastructure upgrading and development.
He is Senior Advisor to the Committee of Seventy and Chair of Ballot PA, an initiative of the organization that aims to repeal closed primaries in Pennsylvania and allow the state’s 1.1 million independent voters to vote in every election. He is also a Professor of Practice in Temple University’s Master of Public Policy program and an Adjunct Instructor at Franklin and Marshall College.
In May of 2021, he was appointed by the President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association to serve as chair of a statewide task force to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery of legal services and to make recommendations to mitigate the disruption of services resulting from future catastrophes. The task force generated a comprehensive report that will serve as the foundation for enhancing the use of technology to assure that legal services will be delivered despite widespread disasters
Tracey Brame is the Associate Dean of Experiential and Practice Preparation and the Director of the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project, and she is the Immediate Past President of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.
Professor Brame has a history of service to the community through public defender work in the District of Columbia, with the Federal Defender Office, and the State Appellate Defender Office in Detroit, as well as at Legal Aid of Western Michigan. Professor Brame started the Access to Justice Clinic at the Grand Rapids campus in 2006, overseeing it and the West Michigan Public Defender Clinic, and ran the Access to Justice Clinic in Grand Rapids.
She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Julian Abele Cook, Jr. in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan after death penalty litigation experience as an extern with the Alabama Capital Resource Center, helping prepare an argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, and she drafted racial justice legislation for the state of Alabama. Professor Brame taught constitutional law courses, and has served as an adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Community College.
He has also served previously as the director of several non-profit organizations including the Urban Linkage Program at Wayne State University, Detroit Future City, and most recently habitat for Humanity Detroit. Cockrel is the Founder and Principal of Kenneth Cockrel Jr. Consulting Inc, a strategic consulting firm specializing in government relations, communications, strategic partnership, and fund development and lives in Detroit, Michigan.
Prior to his experience as a legislator, Dillon served two terms as a Kent County Commissioner, and worked as Chief of Staff for a Michigan State Senator. Dillon began his professional career with an award winning direct mail firm, working with campaigns at the local, state and national level.
McCormack was elected to The American Law Institute in 2013. The U.S. Attorney General appointed her to the National Commission on Forensic Science in 2014. In 2019, Michigan’s governor named her co-chair of the Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration. In 2020, she joined the American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar and currently serves as vice chair. In 2021, the governor asked her to co-chair the Michigan Task Force on Forensic Science and to chair the Michigan Jail Reform Advisory Council, and McCormack was appointed to serve nationally on The Council of State Governments Healthy States National Task Force and the ABA Center for Innovation’s Governing Council. Justice McCormack also chaired the Michigan Judicial Council and was named chair of the ABA Board of Elections. She now is president and CEO of the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution.
Dr. Schwarz served in Southeast Asia for five years, first with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and as an assistant naval attaché in Indonesia, then with the Central Intelligence Agency in Laos and in Vietnam. Dr. Schwarz has been in private otolaryngology practice in Battle Creek, Michigan for over 40 years, and has served on federal and state panels by appointment, as well as numerous boards and commissions. He currently serves as a Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Michigan Ford School and on the board of directors for Voters Not Politicians.
founded after 20 years in state government. She began her tenure as a staffer in the state legislature and concluded her service as Special Advisor to Governor John Engler.
Mervenne is a Co-Director Emeritus for the Michigan Political Leadership Program. She serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan and chairs the Enterprise Risk committee, is the first female chair of the Detroit Public Safety Foundation which supports Detroit’s first responders and has been appointed by four Michigan governors to bi-partisan policy-making boards.
Zien was born in Chippewa Falls, joined the United States Marines and served with Lima Company in Vietnam in 1969. He has been active in veteran issues his entire career.
Earlier in her career, she was elected to the position of Chippewa County Clerk. She also chaired the Chippewa County Republican Party. While in the legislature, she was a board member of the National Foundation for Women Legislators.
Norris has been selected as a “Power Player” and recognized as the “Best
CPA in Washington D.C.”by DC Magazine. Norris is a proud U.S. Army Paratrooper Veteran, and was comptroller of a special forces battalion. He continues to be a staunch supporter of veterans, first responders, and teacher services. Norris has a Master’s in marketing, an MBA, holds active CPA licenses in the states of Maryland and Virginia, as well as a certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).