Jonathan Crane is the Governing Board’s Director for Research. He is also a member of the Coalition’s Advisory Board and has been involved with the organization in various capacities since its founding in 2001. Formerly, he was a Principal at the Council for Excellence in Government, a Senior Fellow at the Democratic Leadership Council, a Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice-President Al Gore, and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois.
He has written numerous articles on social programs, social policy and foreign policy for various academic and policy journals. Social Programs that Work (ed., Russell Sage, 1998) identified social programs with rigorous evidence of effectiveness.
He has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and an A.B., Summa Cum Laude, from Harvard.
Mr. Klein is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe, LLP. He is a member of Orrick’s Insurance practice group and is experienced in matters involving general and excess liability, environmental impairment liability, first party/business interruption, fidelity/crime, directors and officers, and employment practices liability coverage.
In addition to his experience in insurance recovery, Mr. Klein has broad experience litigating cases involving public and administrative law and devotes a significant portion of his time to pro bono activities.
Mr. Klein holds a law degree from Yale Law School and a B.A., Summa Cum Laude, from Boston University.
Mr. Stern is a leading media and broadcasting consultant, currently serving as President of Palisades Media Venutures. He is the former CEO of National Public Radio (NPR) – an international producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. During his tenure, NPR doubled its audience in seven years to 26 million weekly listeners, increased the amount of news, talk, entertainment, and music content generated and distributed, and achieved financial stability.
Mr. Stern has also served as a Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau – the umbrella organization overseeing American worldwide broadcasting operations including Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, Voice of America and Radio and TV Marti – where he was responsible for policy, affiliate relations, external affairs, business development, engineering, and research. He is the author of With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give.
Prior to entering broadcasting, Stern was an attorney specializing in litigation with Wilmer Cutler and Pickering in Washington D.C. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Haverford College with a B.A. in political science, and holds a J.D. from Yale Law School.
The Governing Board also includes Jon Baron, President of the Coalition, and David Anderson, Vice President of the Coalition (view full bios).