We're guided by some of the world's top tech policy leaders.  

Team

Founder and director

Travis Moore was the Legislative Director for Rep. Henry A. Waxman, the former Chairman and Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, who had jurisdiction over wide-ranging matters of technology policymaking. Travis has launched a number of programs to build human capital and improve technological capacity inside and outside of Congress including:

  • The first Congressional digital communications training program in Congress, the Democratic Academy Fellowship. 
  • The first Congressional staff conference, the "Dem Confab," for over 150 senior Democratic House and Senate staff. 
  • Strategic planning workshops conducted for over 100 staff and ten Member offices. 
  • The Legisletters platform, developed in partnership with NYU's GovLab, which captures and centralizes the policymaking letters sent by Members of Congress. 

Travis' work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Re/codePolitico, The Hill, Roll Call and other outlets.  He can be reached at Travis [at] TechCongress.io or @travismoore

Program manager

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Andres Bascumbe most recently worked on Capitol Hill where he handled technology, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and federal affairs issues for Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He also served as a clerk on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. 

Bascumbe earned a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and a B.A. in Mass Communications and Spanish from Florida State University. He can be reached at Andres [at] TechCongress.io or @andresbascumbe.

Open Technology Institute advisors

Kevin Bankston, Director, Open Technology Institute

Kevin Bankston, Director, Open Technology Institute

Georgia Bullen, Technology Projects Director, Open Technology Institute

Georgia Bullen, Technology Projects Director, Open Technology Institute

Brooke Hunter, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Open Technology Institute

Brooke Hunter, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Open Technology Institute

 

advisory board

Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman, Waxman Strategies 

Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman, Waxman Strategies 

Sabrina Hersi Issa, CEO, Be Bold Media

Sabrina Hersi Issa, CEO, Be Bold Media

Soren Dayton, Senior Vice President for Digital Advocacy, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Soren Dayton, Senior Vice President for Digital Advocacy, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC

Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC

Dean Garfield, President and CEO, ITI

Dean Garfield, President and CEO, ITI

Brian Peters, Principal, Franklin Square Group

Brian Peters, Principal, Franklin Square Group

Joe Hall, Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology

Joe Hall, Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology

Eli Lehrer, President and Co-Founder, R Street Institute

Eli Lehrer, President and Co-Founder, R Street Institute