Staff

Andre Delattre

Executive Director
(312) 544-4436 x203
Andre Delattre is Executive Director of U.S. PIRG and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, and the National Campus Director for the Student PIRGs.

Phineas Baxandall

Senior Analyst for Tax & Budget Policy
(617) 747-4351
Mr. Baxandall oversees policy and strategy development for tax and budget campaigns and transportation program throughout the United States.

Steve Blackledge

Deputy Director
(916) 448-4516 x313
Steve Blackledge is a deputy director with U.S. PIRG and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund. He provides guidance to state PIRG organizations on matters of policy, strategy, member development and fundraising.

Michael Russo

Federal Program Director
(202) 461-3823
Mike Russo oversees and coordinates our federal field and legislative program work.

Allison Cairo

Deputy Director
(312) 291-0349 x303
Allison started her work with the State PIRGs as a campus organizer in 2000. Prior to becoming Deputy Director of U.S. PIRG, Allison was the Executive Director of NJPIRG.

Ed Mierzwinski

Consumer Program Director
202-546-9707 x314
Ed Mierzwinski has been a consumer advocate in the Washington, D.C.-based federal lobbying office of the state PIRGs since 1989.

Ethan Senack

Higher Education Associate
(202) 546-9707 x321
Ethan Senack works on higher education issues.

Francisco Enriquez

Tax & Budget Associate
(617) 747-4315
Francisco works to increase tax and budget transparency and accountability, close corporate tax loopholes, and eliminate wasteful subsidies that fail to serve the public interest.

Dan Smith

Tax and Budget Advocate
202-546-9707 x340
Dan Smith's research has led to influential reports on the current budget crisis. His expertise ranges from the corporate abuse of tax havens to wasteful subsidies for large agribusinesses and other profitable industries.

Laura Etherton

Health Care Policy Analyst
(503) 231-4181 ext. 305
Laura Etherton is our Health Care Policy Analyst. In her role she supports State PIRG directors and advocates across the country in their work to establish state-level pro-consumer policies to cut costs, improve care, and improve health.

Douglas H. Phelps

President, Chairman
Douglas H. Phelps is President and Chairman of the Board for U.S. PIRG. Mr. Phelps is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the Fund for the Public Interest, which is a national nonprofit that runs grassroots campaigns to: raise money, sign up members and build political support for the nation’s leading progressive non-profits

Laura Murray

Consumer Associate
202-546-9707 ext. 303
Laura Murray advocates on behalf of consumers for financial regulation and consumer protection.

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