At the fall meeting of the Center for Responsive Politics’ Board of Directors, the board elected three new officers. Vice Chair John Coyle was elected to be CRP’s new Board Chair, succeeding outgoing Chair, Professor Sonia Jarvis. Also elected at the fall meeting were Grace Hong, Vice Chair, and John Jenkins, Treasurer. (Joe Speicher was previously elected Secretary.)
“On behalf of the Center’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to congratulate John as our new Chair,” said Jarvis. “John brings a wealth of political knowledge and financial experience to this role, as well as a strong commitment to the nonpartisan approach and reliable public interest research for which CRP is known.”
Coyle is Managing Director, Navellier & Associates, the former General Manager at Congressional Quarterly and Senior Director of Nexis Products at Lexis/Nexis. He is a board member of the Roy Hibbert Jr. Foundation and American Independence Financial Services. “John’s unique and rich business perspectives will help us to grow and diversify our capacity,” said Executive Director Sheila Krumholz.
Other elected officers who will bring knowledge of business development, community engagement and sustainability to their new roles include:
- Vice Chair: Grace Hong. Owner/CEO of Paramode. Former Vice President, Strategy & Product Development / VP/GM, Online Learning, Wolters Kluwer CCH; Associate, D.E. Shaw & Co; Public Affairs Manager, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Columbia University.
- Treasurer: John Jenkins. Journalist, author and publishing executive. Founder, Law Street Media. President & Publisher Emeritus of CQ Press; former executive and board member of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg BNA).
- Secretary: Joe Speicher. Executive Director, Autodesk Foundation. Founder and CEO, Ground to Grounds; Vice President, Living Goods; Consultant, The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU).
“CRP has experienced exciting change and valuable organizational development under the leadership of Professor Jarvis, and we extend our deepest appreciation to Sonia for her years of service on our board, and her leadership as Board Chair over the past three years,” said Krumholz. “We are indebted to her for her committed service to the Center and her strong and collegial leadership, which has advanced the Center’s mission. We are especially pleased that we will be able to continue to draw on her wisdom and experience as a CRP board member.”
Please join us in sending hearty congratulations and a big “thank you” to our new board leadership team for their continued service and dedication to the Center’s important mission.
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