Advisory Board

The Face the Facts USA Advisory Board

We’re supported and advised by a lineup of eminent Americans from all over: accomplished citizens who care about breaking through the clutter and the noise, using facts to power our national debate, and finding solutions to the challenges that confront us.

EDWARD W. SCOTT, JR.

Face the Facts USA Advisory Board Chairman

  • Created original concept for Face the Facts USA and provided initial funding for the project
  • Chairman and Co-Founder of the Center for Global Development (CGD) in 2001
  • Chairman and Founder of the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA), founder and chairman
  • Chairman Emeritus and Founder of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
  • Co-founder and Former President of BEA Systems, which became the world’s 12th largest software company
  • Former US Assistant Secretary of Transportation and Deputy Assistant Attorney General

CHRIS ARTERTON, Ph.D.

  • Founding dean and professor of political management at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM)
  • Former Yale University political science professor
  • Served on faculty study groups for The Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
  • Earned Ph.D. in political science from M.I.T., M.A. in international relations from American University, and undergraduate degree from Trinity College

SEN. ROBERT F. BENNETT

  • Senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
  • U.S. Senator (R-Utah) 1992-2010;  senior member of the Senate Banking Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Franklin Quest, Inc., former CEO and founding shareholder

KATHY BUSHKIN CALVIN

  • CEO, United Nations Foundation
  • Served as President of the AOL Time Warner Foundation and was the chief architect of the company's corporate social responsibility initiatives
  • Joined America Online in 1997 as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, following a career in politics, journalism and public relations

FARAI CHIDEYA

  • Author of several books including The Color of Our Future; multimedia journalist and radio host
  • Founder and president of PopandPolitics, one of the first pop culture blogs – for 15 years a training ground for young journalists covering arts and culture
  • Political analyst with frequent television appearances

THE HON. WILLIAM DELAHUNT

  • Special counsel at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, advising clients on healthcare, financial services, and energy and environmental issues
  • Member, U.S. Congress (D- Massachusetts; 10th) 1997-2011
  • Former Norfolk County, Massachusetts District Attorney

GOVERNOR JIM DOUGLAS

  • Executive in Residence at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.
  • Governor (R-Vermont) for four terms from 2003 through 2011.
  • Elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1972; elected secretary of state in 1980; elected state treasurer in 1994.
  • Over the course of his political career, Gov. Douglas received more votes than any other candidate in Vermont history.

JESSICA EINHORN, Ph.D.

  • Former managing director, vice president and treasurer of the World Bank
  • Former Dean and professor of international political economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC
  • Former director of the Council on Foreign Relations and Center for Global Development
  • Board of Directors, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Time Warner

DR. HELENE GAYLE, MD, MPH

  • President and CEO of CARE, USA
  • Expert on health, global development and humanitarian issues; she worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control, focused on HIV/AIDS issues
  • Board of Directors, the Center for Strategic and International Studies; the Rockefeller Foundation; Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative; and the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy board
  • Named among FORBES’ “100 Most Powerful Women” and Newsweek’s “Top 10 Women in Leadership”

SECRETARY DAN GLICKMAN

  • Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center; director of the Congressional Program, Aspen Institute
  • US Secretary of Agriculture, 1995-2001
  • Member, U.S. Congress (D-Kansas; 4th) 1976-1994
  • Motion Picture Association of America, Chairman and CEO, 2004-2010

C. BOYDEN GRAY

  • Founding partner of Boyden Gray & Associates
  • Former White House Counsel under President George H.W. Bush and legal counsel to Vice President Bush
  • Served as special envoy for Eurasian Energy Diplomacy and European Union Affairs and the U.S. representative to the European Union in Brussels

SEN. CHUCK HAGEL

  • Distinguished professor at Georgetown University
  • U.S. Senator (R-Nebraska) 1996-2008
  • Chairman of the Atlantic Council
  • Co-chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
  • Board of Directors, Chevron Corporation, Zurich Holding Company of America, and the Public Broadcasting Service

BOB HERBERT

  • Distinguished senior fellow at Demos, a New York research and policy center
  • Former New York Times op-ed columnist; commenting on politics, urban affairs and social trends
  • Former national correspondent, NBC News, and reporter, editor and columnist at the New York Daily News

ANDREW HEYWARD

  • Principal in MarketspaceNext, a boutique digital strategy firm
  • Senior advisor to MonitorGroup’s digital practice
  • Former president, CBS News

MATTHEW HINDMAN, Ph.D.

  • Associate professor, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
  • Focuses on political communications with concentration on Internet politics
  • Author, The Myth of Digital Democracy, winner of Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize and the Donald McGannon Award for communication research

JACKIE JUDD

  • Kaiser Family Foundation, vice president and executive producer for multimedia
  • Former ABC News correspondent appearing on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline, and Good Morning America
  • Former NPR and CBS News radio correspondent
  • Recipient of Emmy awards, Edward R. Murrow award, Joan Barone award, and more for excellence in broadcast journalism

PATRICIA MCGINNIS

  • Professor, The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
  • Advisor to the White House on the Presidential Appointee Leadership programs
  • Former president and CEO of the nonpartisan Council for Excellence in Government, Washington, DC

LIZ SCHRAYER

  • U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, executive director
  • President, Schrayer & Associates, political consulting firm specializing in grass roots organizing
  • Former national political director, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
  • Founded the Congressional Human Rights Caucus

FRANCES TOWNSEND

  • Served as assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council from 2004 until 2008.
  • Previously served as deputy assistant to the President and deputy national security advisor for Combating Terrorism from 2003 to 2004.
  • Most recently, Townsend provided consulting services and advice to corporate entities on Global Strategic Engagement and Risk as well as Crisis and Contingency planning.
  • Spent 13 years at the U. S. Department of Justice under Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and served in a variety of senior positions including counsel to the Attorney General for Intelligence Policy.

ADAM WALDMAN

  • The Endeavor Group, Washington, DC, founder, chairman and president
  • Former senior counselor, US Department of Justice
  • Former counsel at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
  • Board of Directors, The Center for Global Development, Altor Bioscience, Friends of the Global Fight