Meet The Team

We are a very lean foundation, guided by our Board of Directors, a great team of experts, and by two terrific Advisory Committees; The Walter Cronkite Committee and the K-8 Study Group.

Board of Directors

Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner
Dr. Lennette A. Coleman
Dr. Lennette A. Coleman
Malcolm Kirschenbaum
Malcolm Kirschenbaum
Chairman
Mary Cunningham
Mary Cunningham
Mike Sheffer
Mike Sheffer
Director of Education
Remar Sutton
Remar Sutton
Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Roberta Baskin
Roberta Baskin
Will deHoo
Will deHoo
Founder & Executive Director

Key Team Members

Christina Murphy
Christina Murphy
Grant Writer
Drew Guthrie
Drew Guthrie
Chief Operating Officer
Joey Archibald-Bowers
Joey Archibald-Bowers
Spokesperson
Judy Cortinaz
Judy Cortinaz
Editor
Karim Aoussar
Karim Aoussar
Social Media Guru
Kris Kent
Kris Kent
National Projects Coordinator
LuAlice Waite
LuAlice Waite
Senior Researcher
Martin Krusbæk
Martin Krusbæk
Business Manager
Mary Abbott Waite
Mary Abbott Waite
Senior Editor
Matt Moss
Matt Moss
International Projects Coordinator
Mike Sheffer
Mike Sheffer
Director of Education
Nick H. Muckerman
Nick H. Muckerman
Walter Cronkite Intern
Nicolai Krogh
Nicolai Krogh
Walter Cronkite Intern
Niels Postma
Niels Postma
TechTeam Manager
Renier Dijkhuis
Renier Dijkhuis
Creative Team Manager
Robin Soderstrom
Robin Soderstrom
PA to the Chairman
Sebastian Larsen
Sebastian Larsen
Executive Assistant
Tracy Scott
Tracy Scott
Key Correspondent
Tyler Thournir
Tyler Thournir
Videographer
Tyler Rice
Tyler Rice
Director of Development
Will deHoo
Will deHoo
Founder & Executive Director

The Walter Cronkite Committee

FoolProof exists because of Walter Cronkite. The Walter Cronkite Committee works to advance FoolProof's mission of providing unique, ethical and free financial literacy resources to consumers of all ages and economic backgrounds.

Walter Cronkite IV
Walter Cronkite IV
Co-Chair, the Walter Cronkite Committee, Director of Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting, Washington, D.C.
Cristina Cuomo
Cristina Cuomo
Co-Chair, the Walter Cronkite Committee
Jackie Gingrich Cushman
Jackie Gingrich Cushman
CFA, NACD Board Leadership Fellow
Doug White
Doug White
Co-Chair, the Walter Cronkite Committee, author, The Non-Profit Challenge: Integrating Ethics into the Purpose and Promise of the Nation's Nonprofits
Dr. Lennette A. Coleman
Dr. Lennette A. Coleman
Co-founder and Principal, Ariel Community Academy, Chicago, Illinois
Peter Cunningham
Peter Cunningham
United States Assistant Secretary of Education, 2009-2013
Heather Harper MBE
Heather Harper MBE
President Gridserve
Joan Claybrook
Joan Claybrook
President Emeritus, Public Citizen
Steve Brobeck
Steve Brobeck
Senior Fellow, Consumer Federation of America
Ira Rheingold
Ira Rheingold
Executive Director, National Association of Consumer Advocates
David Fanning
David Fanning
Executive Producer at Large, PBS FrontLine
Rodney Brooks
Rodney Brooks
Personal Finance Columnist, Retired, The Washington Post
Michael Coleman
Michael Coleman
Newspaper Management Consultant, Trustee with the Freedom Forum, Newseum and Newseum Institute
Anne Hearst McInerney & Jay McInerney
Anne Hearst McInerney & Jay McInerney
Directors, Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation, New York
Jeremy Seward
Jeremy Seward
Content strategist, the Walter Cronkite Committee, owner, Logistical Video Research
Rita Green
Rita Green
Instructor of Accountancy, The University of Memphis and Former Director, Consumer Federation of America
Professor Lauren Willis
Professor Lauren Willis
Professor of Law, Loyola University, Los Angeles
Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Ph.d
Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Ph.d
Co-Founder, Speyer Legacy School
Stephen Byrd
Stephen Byrd
Producer, Front Row Productions, Inc.
Jennifer Tejada
Jennifer Tejada
CEO, PagerDuty
Joe Lonsdale
Joe Lonsdale
Founding Partner, Formation 8
Ivan Oransky, MD
Ivan Oransky, MD
Co-Founder, Retraction Watch
Sharon Bush
Sharon Bush
Board Member, UN Women for Peace Association, New York
Wendy Abrams
Wendy Abrams
Founder, Cool Globes, Illinois
Jim Trengrove
Jim Trengrove
Communications & Media Specialist

K-8 Study Group

There are no scalable financial literacy resources for children in kindergarten through the 4th grade. Very limited resources are available for kids in the 5th through 8th grades. That's why FoolProof formed the K-8 Study Group. This study group brings together internationally recognized experts in childhood education who advise FoolProof and our partner, The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, during the development of our K-8 resources.

Susan Linn
Susan Linn, Ed.d

• Research Associate at Boston Children's Hospital; Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. • Founding Director, Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood • Author, Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood

Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary

• The Washington Post syndicated personal finance columnist • Author, The 21 Day Financial Fast

Ron Lieber
Ron Lieber

• The New York Times' "Your Money" columnist • Author, The Opposite of Spoiled

Tim Kasser
Tim Kasser, Ph.d

• Researcher on materialism and consumer culture • Author, The High Price of Materialism • Professor and Chair of Psychology, Knox College

Lennette Coleman
Dr. Lennette Coleman

• Co-founder and Principal, Ariel Community Academy, Chicago, Illinois

Mara Einstein
Mara Einstein, Ph.d

• Author, Black Ops Advertising • Authority on consumer culture

Lauren Willis
Professor Lauren Willis

• Research authority on the impact of financial literacy education • Author Against Financial Literacy Education, The Financial Education Fallacy

Nathan Dungan
Nathan Dungan

• Founder and President, Share Save Spend • Board Member, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood • Creator, Money Sanity U, a virtual learning library

Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber
Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Ph.d

• Co-founder and Director, Speyer Legacy School, Manhattan • Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University

Chris Hoofnagle
Chris Hoofnagle

• Authority on the FTC and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act • Author, Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy • Professor, UC Berkley School of Information

Josh Golan
Josh Golin

• Executive Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

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