Melanie Sloan

Executive Director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Melanie Sloan

Melanie Sloan

Executive Director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Biography

Melanie Sloan is among the leadership at Summer Strategies, a firm specializing in public affairs and crisis communications, spokesperson services, and consulting for educational institutions. Formerly the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, she is a nationally recognized expert on congressional ethics. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. Melanie received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago and has published in publications including The Yale Law and Policy Review. She has appeared on shows including NPR's “All Things Considered” and CNN's “The Situation Room,” and has been profiled in publications including Ms. Magazine, Time Magazine, and Mother Jones. Melanie has also been named one of Washington, D.C.’s Top Grassroots Lobbyists by The Hill for three years running and was profiled in the September 2009 issue of O Magazine as part of the O Power List.

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

RelSci Relationships

52

Number of Boards

2

Birthday

12/16/1965

Age

53

Number of Awards

3

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Former Executive Chairman at Upwork, Inc.

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Founder at A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.

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Co-Founder at ProShare Advisors LLC

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Founder at Media Matters for America

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Director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

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Former Venture Partner at Opus Capital Ventures LLC

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Co-Founder at Akonadi Foundation

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Resident Fellow at Harvard University - Institute of Politics at John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Senior Fellow-Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution

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Treasurer at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

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Melanie Sloan
Executive Director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Education
JD

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

BA

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio's overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines.COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities.COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

Career History
Executive Director
Current

CREW USES AGGRESSIVE LEGAL ACTION, IN-DEPTH RESEARCH, AND BOLD COMMUNICATIONS TO REDUCE THE INFLUENCE OF MONEY IN POLITICS AND HELP FOSTER A GOVERNMENT THAT IS ETHICAL AND ACCOUNTABLE. WE HIGHLIGHT ABUSES, CHANGE BEHAVIOR, AND LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR NEW POLICIES AND APPROACHES THAT ENCOURAGE PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE, NOT POWERFUL INTERESTS.

Assistant United States Attorney, District of Columbia
1998 - 2003

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chair, Board of Directors
Current

MapLight is a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics. MapLight was founded in 2005 by Thomas Layton, Jaleh Bisharat, and Daniel G. Newman. Daniel, MapLight's President, was recognized as Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2010 for his work at MapLight.

Executive Director
Prior - 2014

CREW USES AGGRESSIVE LEGAL ACTION, IN-DEPTH RESEARCH, AND BOLD COMMUNICATIONS TO REDUCE THE INFLUENCE OF MONEY IN POLITICS AND HELP FOSTER A GOVERNMENT THAT IS ETHICAL AND ACCOUNTABLE. WE HIGHLIGHT ABUSES, CHANGE BEHAVIOR, AND LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR NEW POLICIES AND APPROACHES THAT ENCOURAGE PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE, NOT POWERFUL INTERESTS.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2016

SEE SCHEDULE O.THE YMCA OF DELAWARE IS AN ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, ETHNIC GROUPS AND RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONS THAT STRIVES TO CULTIVATE THE HUMAN POTENTIAL, SELF-ESTEEM AND DIGNITY OF ALL PEOPLE. OUR ORGANIZATION EXISTS TO DEVELOP AND PRACTICE THE CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES OF LOVE, CARING, INCLUSIVENESS, JUSTICE AND PEACE... AND TO ENRICH THE EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL LIFE OF ALL INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND OUR COMMUNITY.

$500 - $999
2013

SEE SCHEDULE O.THE YMCA OF DELAWARE IS AN ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, ETHNIC GROUPS AND RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONS THAT STRIVES TO CULTIVATE THE HUMAN POTENTIAL, SELF-ESTEEM AND DIGNITY OF ALL PEOPLE. OUR ORGANIZATION EXISTS TO DEVELOP AND PRACTICE THE CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES OF LOVE, CARING, INCLUSIVENESS, JUSTICE AND PEACE... AND TO ENRICH THE EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL LIFE OF ALL INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND OUR COMMUNITY.

$500 - $999
2013

Achievement Centers for Children operates as non-profit organization, which engages in the provision of education and autism services. It offers technical assistance program, achieve consulting, preschool language, speech and occupational therapy, family support, recreation and sports, and adult services. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Highland Hills, OH.

Awards & Honors
2013
The Hill – Top Lobbyists, Grassroots
2012
The Hill – Top Lobbyists, Grassroots
2011
The Hill – Top Lobbyists, Grassroots
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