CHARLES B. CURTIS
Charles Curtis served as the Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy from 1994-1997. He is formerly the vice chair of the United States Department of State’s International Security Advisory Board, 2012 to 2017, and president emeritus of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). Currently, he is a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS.)
Richard A. Gephardt served for 28 years in the United States House of Representatives, representing Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District, home to his birthplace St. Louis. He served as House Democratic Leader for more than 14 years, as House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003. Gephardt is President and CEO of the Gephardt Group, providing strategic counsel on federal government relations and domestic and international labor relations issues.
Gary Hart represented the State of Colorado in the United States Senate from 1975 to 1987. In 1984 and 1988, he was a candidate for his party’s nomination for President. Before retiring from public service, he was co-chair, U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century; Chair, U.S. Department of State, International Security Advisory Board; Chair, U.S. Department of Defense, Commission on Threat Reduction; U.S. Envoy to Northern Ireland. He holds graduate degrees from Yale University and Oxford University.
Joel McCleary served as Deputy Assistant to the President in the Carter Administration. Formerly, he served as president of the Sawyer-Miller Group, a strategic consultancy. Currently, he is Managing Partner of Four Seasons Ventures, which has conducted in-depth studies for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security on biodefense, including a review on the emergency powers of the President in the event of a pandemic. He is a co-founder of Keep Our Republic.
Mark Medish served as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director on the National Security Council and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury in the Clinton administration. He worked on foreign assistance at the State Department and the U.N. Development Program. Formerly a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP., vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and president of a division of Guggenheim Partners. He is a co-founder of Keep Our Republic. He was educated at Georgetown, Harvard and Oxford.
Nicole Watson works with nonprofits and startups on growth and fundraising strategies. She previously worked with a membership of Fortune 500 finance officers, researching, and disseminating corporate best practices. Prior roles included investor relations and corporate communications in the hospitality and airline industries.
Timothy E. Wirth served for 18 years in the United States Congress, representing Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District from 1975 to 1987, and as Senator from Colorado from 1987 to 1993. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education in the Nixon Administration, Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs under President Clinton, was the founding President of the United Nations Foundation and currently sits on the UNF Board. He is a co-founder of Keep Our Republic.