Contributors

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Paul Alexander is the author of numerous magazine articles and opinion pieces, eight books, and three plays. He often writes about American culture and politics.

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Both with the Children’s Health Fund, Chanya Holness is a Policy and Advocacy Fellow and Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, is the President and CEO.

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Andrea Bottner, J.D. is a former official with the U. S. Department of Justice.

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Ike Brannon is a former senior economist for the United States Treasury and U.S. Congress. Ike is a native of Peoria, Illinois. Currently, Ike is the President of Capital Policy Analytics, a consulting firm that does research on issues related to public policy and financial markets. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Jack Kemp Foundation and helps run the Savings and Retirement Foundation.

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Greg Domingue, MBA, is a licensed professional engineer, a former Siemens executive and currently in sales with a Louisiana based Siemens distributor.

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Engel served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989-2021, and when he left the House, was the 16th longest serving member of the entire Congress (tied with two Members). During his time on Capitol Hill, Congressman Engel was known for his leadership on foreign policy, which culminated in his servings as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the 116th Congress.

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Goodno provides communications and management consulting services to biopharma and healthcare clients. Previously he served as the Director of Industry Relations for UT Southwestern’s Office for Technology Development and Director of Communications for the national trade group Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

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Jerry Hingle is President of the consultancy International Trade Associates, providing strategic direction to industry associations wishing to expand internationally, for over twenty years. He serves on both federal and state trade advisory committees and has presented at numerous conferences around the world on industry trends.

These are solely his opinions and not that of any federal or state agency.

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Robert Hornak is a Republican campaign strategist. He previously served on the staff of the New York State Assembly Republican Leader and was the longtime president of the NYC Young Republican Club.

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Joseph Lai is a principal at BGR Group. He served as White House special assistant for legislative affairs and advised three U.S. senators.

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Gary Meltz is the Executive Director of Power for Tomorrow. Learn more at powerfortomorrow.org

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Meltz is the Founder of The Opinion Pages, and the Principal of Meltz Communications, a boutique crisis management and public affairs firm in Washington, DC.

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Frank Mir is the former two time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion. He is a sports commentator, a published issue advocate, public speaker, and brand ambassador. He has fought around the world against the biggest names in the modern fight game and holds multiple records in the UFC including longest UFC career, most heavyweight finishes, fastest submission, and was the youngest champion in 2004. He is the father of undefeated MMA Fighter Isabella (Bella ) Mir.

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Naughton, who served for nearly three decades in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, is the Executive Director of the Centrist Democrats of America

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Christopher Neiweem is an Iraq War Veteran, military policy analyst, and has testified in front of Congress advocating for support for veterans and military personnel. Chris is the head of the American Veterans Policy Network and regularly contributes to Forbes.com, Foxnews.com, cnn.com, Military Times and is a contributor to Newsmax and the Hill.

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Graham Noyes is the Executive Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition.

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Schlein is the COO of Dezenhall Resources, one of the nation’s leading crisis communications firms. He can be reached at sschlein@dezenhall.com

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Shows, a Democrat, represented Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999-2003

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Amanda Wheeler is President of American Vapor Manufacturers

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Alexandra Wilkes is the national spokeswoman for the Day 1 Alliance, a trade association representing private-sector contractors supporting government agencies in the corrections and immigration systems.

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Mark Wolfe is an energy economist and serves as the executive director of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA), representing the state directors of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. He specializes in energy, climate, housing and related consumer finance issues.