Announcing the PYC Board of Advisors

April 25, 2013


Today we are excited to announce our Board of Advisors. Made up of corporate, media, political, and nonprofit leaders, the Board of Advisors embodies the bi-partisan, cross-sector support that we have found across the country. Not only do thousands of young people support the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council, but so do a wide variety of influential adults.




The Board of Advisors* for the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council includes:


Paul Baumann 
Director, National Center for Learning
and Citizenship
Rich Tafel
The Public Squared and
Log Cabin Republicans 
Jeff Harris

CEO, Junior Statesman Foundation

Christina Bellantoni
Politics Editor, PBS NewsHour
Soren Dayton
Executive Director, Young Republicans 
National Federation
Steve Culbertson
President and CEO, Youth Service America
Thaddeus Ferber
Executive Director, Spark Action and
Vice President, Forum for Youth
Trey Grayson
Director, Harvard Institute of Politics
and former Secretary of State for the state of Kentucky
Jonah Wittkamper
Director, Search for Common 
Jeff Coates
Strategic Initiatives Associate, Knight
Ted McConnell
Executive Director, Campaign for the
Civic Mission of the Schools
Linda Moore Forbes
Former Deputy Assistant to President Bill Clinton
Mark McKinnon
Founder, No Labels and former Senior 
Advisor to President George W. Bush
Jason Rzepka
Senior Vice President of Communications
and Public Affairs, MTV
Sonal Shah
Former Director of The White
House Office of Social Innovation and
Civic Participation
Kathy Payne
Senior Director of Education Leadership, State Farm Insurance Company
Brian Brady
Executive Director, Mikva Challenge
Dorothy Stoneman
Founder and President, YouthBuild USA


*Please note, being a member of the board of advisors does not imply organizational support or endorsement. 

We are tremendously thankful for the time and advice our Board of Advisors has already given the Campaign. Please take a moment to thank them for their continued support by emailing a message to us at


- Alex and Tara 

Alex Wirth

Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council


Tara James

Manager, Outreach & Engagement

SparkAction - a division of the Forum for Youth Investment

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