Brian Renfroe, Board Chair
Brian Renfroe was elected executive vice president by mail balloting of NALC members in 2018. Renfroe is a second-generation letter carrier who began his career in 2004 in Hattiesburg, MS, where he joined NALC as a member of Hattiesburg Branch 938. Just two years later, Renfroe was elected vice president of Branch 938. He also served as shop steward until 2008, the year his branch elected him president. “As the son of a letter carrier, I grew up learning about the issues letter carriers have faced over the years,” he said. “At a young age, I had a deep appreciation for the hard work and sacrifice of the men and women of our union and its positive impact on my father’s job and my family. I quickly got involved in my branch because I felt a responsibility to do all that I could to keep moving forward and improving the jobs and lives of letter carriers. I still feel that responsibility.” In addition, Renfroe served as a local business agent and arbitration advocate for NALC’s Memphis Region 8, which covers Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee. Renfroe worked extensively on route adjustments in his home state and focused much of his time on training members at the branch, state and regional levels. In 2011, the Mississippi State Association elected Renfroe its president. A few months later, President Rolando appointed Renfroe to work at NALC Headquarters in the Contract Administration Unit, where he focused on city delivery issues. In 2013, Rolando appointed Renfroe as a special assistant to the president. Renfroe was elected NALC director of city delivery in 2014 by acclamation during the union’s 69th Biennial Convention in Philadelphia. NALC President Fredric Rolando had appointed Renfroe to that position earlier in the year to fill a vacancy. In 2016, Rolando appointed Renfroe as executive vice president to fill a vacancy. Renfroe is a graduate of the NALC Leadership Academy, having attended Class 6 in 2008.
Nicholas Chedli-Carter, Board Member
Nick is the Managing Director of 2020 Vision Ventures, a civic engagement financing effort dedicated to a more equitable and resilient democracy through innovative and inclusive voter engagement. Nick is keenly interested in furthering initiatives that close the equity gap in civic technology and hold the promise of transformative civic engagement to increase voter turnout, scale equitable best practices and ultimately achieving a civil society that is positively impacted by the realities of the digital age. Core questions driving his work include how do we close the equity gap in civic tech and promote more inclusive civic engagement that increases turnout at the polls while simultaneously improving the lives of low propensity voters too often excluded from our democracy. Previously, Nick has worked at VICE Media, Planned Parenthood, and has held senior positions in presidential, federal and statewide electoral campaigns. He has held leadership roles in successful issue-advocacy efforts related to pay equity, health care, consumer protections, and climate justice. Nick currently serves on the investment committee for New Media Ventures, the Future Now Fund Kitchen Cabinet, the Center for Civic Design Advisory Committee, the Movement Cooperative's Impact Lab and chairs the Census Digital Organizing Advisory Group. Nick is a 2014 US State Department Int’l Exchange Alumni (Young Turkey/Young America) and has studied political systems and elections in the US, the Middle East, and the UK. He started his career as an Americorps volunteer at a community media center serving nonprofits and local government in rural New England.
Seth Flaxman, Board Member
Seth Flaxman is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Democracy Works, an organization based in Brooklyn, N.Y., that works to improve voter turnout. The nonprofit’s first project, Turbo Vote, streamlines the voter registration process, notifies members of upcoming elections, and makes voting by mail as easy as using Netflix.
Phil Keisling, Board Member
Phil Keisling has had a long career of public service, including serving as Oregon's secretary of state from 1991-99 and in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1989-91. Phil oversaw Oregon's first-in-the-nation move to full vote at home ballot delivery. He founded the National Vote at Home organization in 2017. Phil recently retired from his position as the director of the Center for Public Service at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University.
Steve Silberstein, Board Member
Stephen M. Silberstein founded (in 1978), and served as the first President of, Innovative Interfaces Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of computer software for the automation of college and city libraries. Steve now devotes his time to philanthropic and civic matters. He serves on the board of the Marin County Employees' Retirement Association and National Popular Vote. Steve is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley with a B.A. in economics and a Master's degree in library science. He has also earned a Master's degree in econometrics from the University of Stockholm in Sweden.
Joceyln Benson, Michigan Secretary of State
Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State
Lori Augino, Elections Director, State of Washington
Paul Gronke, Professor of Political Science, Reed College
Michelle Bishop, Voting Rights Specialist, National Disability Rights Network
Jake Matilsky, Director, Center for Secure and Modern Elections
Dana Chisnell, Co-Executive Director, Center for Civic Design
Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters, Orange County, CA
Brad Moorhouse, Operations Manager, K&H Printing
Brian Corley, Supervisor of Elections, Pasco County, FL
Jennifer Morrell, Consultant, Democracy Fund
Carolyn DeWitt, President & Executive Director, Rock the Vote
Charles Stewart III, Professor of Political Science, MIT
Josh Douglas, Professor, University of Kentucky College of Law
Manny Rouvelas, Partner, K&L Gates
Tammy Patrick, Senior Advisor, Democracy Fund
Tiana Epps-Johnson, Founder & Executive Director, Center for Technology and Civic Life
Dan Pabon, Vice President, Sewald Hanfling Public Affairs
Eric Fey, Director of Elections, St. Louis County, MO
Spencer Overton, President, Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies
Bob Giles, Director, New Jersey Division of Elections
Elena Nuñez, Director of State Operations, Common Cause
Leslie Hoffman, County Recorder, Yavapai County, AZ
Josh Silver, Founder & Director, Represent Us
The Senate plans to vote on #TheFreedomToVoteAct this week. If passed it will provide voters with ... more #VoteAtHome options such as drop boxes, no-excuse absentee ballot access for federal elections, and automatic voter registration.