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The CivStart Team

We're proud to be working on the leading edge of state & local government innovation.

CivStart's Board of Directors

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CivStart's board of directors oversee our programming, high-level strategy, and financial health. The board of directors also includes the three co-founders of CivStart, Anthony, Sarah, and Nick.

Niles Friedman

Niles Friedman

CivStart Board Chair

Exec. Advisor, Star Insights

Kristina Francis

Kristina Francis

Executive Director

Jobs for the Future Labs

Laura Naramore

Laura Naramore

Executive Director

The MITRE Corporation

Tara Palacios

Tara Palacios

Director of BizLaunch

Arlington County, VA

Dr. Peter Pirnejad

Dr. Peter Pirnejad

City Manager

City of Altos Hills, CA

Mitch Herckis

Mitch Herckis

Lomax Campbell

Lomax Campbell

Founding President & CEO

Third Eye Network

Brian Purchia

Brian Purchia

CEO

Riff City Strategies

Doug Matthews

Doug Matthews

Assistant City Manager & CAO

City of Grand Rapids, MI

Tom Spengler

Tom Spengler

Executive in Residence

Great Hill Partners

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