Staff

Leadership Team

Jason StverakPresident
John Connors, Director of Special Projects
Will SwaimVice President of Journalism
Erik TelfordSenior Vice President
Paul Olivett, Vice President of Investor Relations

Development and Outreach

Shana Davidson, Direct Marketing Manager
Matthew Hauck, Director of Development
Christina Pajak, Manager of Investor Relations
Megan Ritter, Grants Manager and Development Writer
John Courts, Development Operations and Research Manager
Rachel Swaffer, Outreach Manager
Lauren Bouton, Online Outreach Manager

Special Projects and Marketing

Kristen Hawley, Digital Marketing Manager
Scott Kocen, Technology Advisor
Andrew Collins, Digital Media Manager

Citizen Engagement

Mary Ellen Beatty, Director of Citizen Outreach
Chris McCoy, Training and Outreach Manager
Jackie Moreau, Managing Editor, Watchdog Wire
Josh Kaib, Assistant Editor, Watchdog Wire 

Communications
Michael Moroney, Director of Public Affairs
Kevin Palmer, 
Senior Opinion Contributor
Breyana Franklin, Media Relations Associate

Operations/Administration

Nicole Stverak, Administrative Assistant and Special Events Coordinator
Becky Wessels, Director of Operations
Claire Milbrandt, Executive Assistant to the President
Greg Sainer, Operations & Outreach Assistant  

Watchdog.org Journalists

Will SwaimVice President of Journalism and Editor
Kelly CarsonManaging Editor
Mark LisheronDeputy Editor of Watchdog
John TrumpContent Editor
Johnny KampisContent Editor
Arthur Kane, Colorado Watchdog and Oklahoma Watchdog – Reporter
William Patrick, Florida Watchdog – Reporter
Marianela Toledo, Florida Watchdog – Reporter
Josh PetersonEducation Reporter 
Malia ZimmermanHawaii Reporter - Reporter
Ben YountIllinois Watchdog – Bureau Chief
Paul Brennan, Iowa Watchdog – Reporter 
Travis PerryKansas Watchdog – Reporter
Tom Steward, Watchdog.org Minnesota Bureau – Reporter
Steve WilsonMississippi Watchdog – Bureau Chief
Dustin HurstNew Media Editor
Stacia FriedmanNational Reporter
Yaël OssowskiNational Reporter
Mary C. TillotsonNational Reporter
Eric BoehmNational Reporter
Tori RichardsNational Reporter
Joe JordanNebraska Watchdog – Managing Editor
Deena WinterNebraska Watchdog – Reporter
Mark LagerkvistNew Jersey Watchdog – Reporter
Rob NikolewskiNew Mexico Watchdog – Reporter
Rob Port, North Dakota Watchdog — Reporter
Jason Hart, Ohio Watchdog – Reporter
Jon Cassidy, Watchdog Texas Bureau – Bureau Chief and Reporter
Andrew StaubPennsylvania Independent – Reporter
Chris ButlerTennessee Watchdog – Reporter
Kenric WardNational Reporter
Kathryn WatsonWatchdog.org Virginia Bureau – Investigative Reporter
Matt KittleWisconsin Reporter – Bureau Chief and Reporter
Adam TobiasWisconsin Reporter  Reporter
Bruce Parker, Vermont Watchdog — Reporter