Mike Murphy is Director of FixUS. He is also Chief of Staff for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he manages policy research and analysis on a variety of topics related to fiscal policy and the federal budget, as well as coordinates a wide array of projects related to advancing the Committee’s policy related initiatives. Prior to joining the Committee and FixUS, Mike worked for the Comeback America Initiative, a non-profit founded by David Walker, Former Comptroller General of the United States, whose mission is to educate and engage the public about federal, state and local fiscal issues. Previously, Mike also worked as a Senior Transportation Program Analyst for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as well as in legislative affairs for the American Cancer Society and on Capitol Hill. Mike received his bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Masters of Public Administration and a Certificate of Health Services Management and Policy from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Contact him at email@example.com.
Aaron Kahn serves as Special Projects Manager at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he is responsible for advancing the Committee’s FixUS initiative and its related events, research projects, publications, and coalitions. His work is aimed at identifying and promoting ways to bridge the political, economic, and social divides in America that stifle effective policymaking. Prior to joining the Committee, Aaron gained experience as a Legislative Analyst with the firm Williams & Jensen, PLLC. He also completed internships with Representative Anthony Gonzalez and Senator Rob Portman. Aaron received his Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and his Master of Public Administration from Cleveland State University. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachael Heisler is the Senior Advisor for State Engagement at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and FixUS. She has worked in different capacities at CRFB since 2013 handling external affairs, partnerships, surrogate management, and state-based outreach. She previously served on the staff of U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire for six years and worked for U.S. Senator Bob Casey in 2005-2006. She serves on the board of both her local food pantry and her local YMCA. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Penn State University. Contact her at email@example.com.
Colin Achilles is a Program Associate and Assistant to the Chief of Staff for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and FixUS, where he works on various projects and initiatives, primarily focusing on the political process behind fiscal policy. Prior to joining the Committee, he worked for federal and state officeholders from Virginia, as well as a nonprofit organization specialized in tax and spending issues. Colin received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Flagler College, and his master’s degree in Political Management from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. He is originally from Flint Hill, Virginia. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maya MacGuineas is a founder of FixUS and President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Her areas of expertise include budget, tax, and economic policy. As a leading budget expert for the past twenty years and a political independent, she has worked closely with members of both parties and serves as a trusted resource on Capitol Hill. MacGuineas testifies regularly before Congress and has published broadly, including regularly in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Atlantic, and numerous other outlets. She also appears regularly as a commentator on television.
Paul Stebbins is a founder of FixUS. From 2002 through 2011, Paul served as the Chairman and CEO of World Fuel Services Corporation, a Fortune 100 company based in Miami, Florida. Paul started his career in public policy in the energy sector with the Forum for Resources, a non-profit organization established to better inform the public about the need to manage scarce fuel and non-fuel mineral resources. In 1985, he co-founded New York City-based Trans-Tec Services, Inc., a global marine fuel services company acquired by Miami-based World Fuel in 1995. In addition to his role with FixUS, he is currently a Director of World Fuel Services Corporation, First Solar, Inc. and Silkroad, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mindy Rich is a founder of FixUS. As Vice Chairman and a Managing Shareholder of Rich Products Corporation, Mindy shares responsibility for oversight, governance and the overall vision and strategic direction for the 75-year old private, family-owned business. Mindy is a member of the corporate Board of Directors and the Nomination, Compensation and Governance Committee for M&T Bank Corporation; the Board of Directors of Grove Entertainment; the Senior Advisory Committee for BDT & Company, LLC; and is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees, serving on the Research and Education Committee. Mindy is a Trustee, Member of the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum.
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