Board and Advisors

Founder and President Emeritus

CHARLES PETERS.  Founding editor, Washington Monthly.  Former director of evaluation, Peace Corps.  Former member, West Virginia state legislature. Author of numerous books, including How Washington Really Works, and most recently Lyndon B. Johnson.

Board of Directors

MATTHEW COOPER.  Editor, National Journal Daily, former Washington editor, Conde Nast Portfolio magazine and editor-at-large at TPM Media; former deputy Washington bureau chief, Time; former national correspondent, Newsweek.

JAMES FALLOWS (Chairman).  National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. Former editor of US News & World Report; speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter; winner, National Magazine Award; winner, American Book Award for nonfiction. Author of Blind Into Baghdad and numerous other books.

PHIL KEISLING. Director of the Center for Public Service, at the Mark O. Hatfield school of Government at Portland State University, former Senior Vice President, CorSource Technology Group; former Secretary of State of Oregon and member, Oregon House of Representatives; former journalist and editor at The Washington Monthly.

MATT MILLER. Columnist, Fortune magazine; Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co.; senior fellow, Center for American Progress; former Office of Management and Budget official; author of The Two Percent Solution; host of Left, Right & Center, a nationally-distributed radio program.

KATHLEEN KENNEDY TOWNSEND. Former Lt. Governor of Maryland, former Justice Department official, author of Failing America’s Faithful.

STEVE WALDMAN.  Visiting scholar, Columbia School of Journalism, former Special advisor to FCC chairman, former editor-in-Chief of Beliefnet, former national editor, U.S. News and World Report, former national correspondent, Newsweek, former senior advisor to the CEO of the Corporation for National Service; author of The Bill.

National Advisory Council

BILL KOVACH
former New York Times Washington bureau chief

MARLIN FITZWATER
former Bush White House press secretary

RICHARD FRANK
former National Journal editor

JOHN HERBERS
former New York Times Washington reporter

MIKE MCCURRY
former Clinton White House press secretary

TOM RICKS
Washington Post Pentagon reporter

KATHERINE BOO
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter

COLBERT KING
deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Post

STEVEN KELMAN
professor at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University