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.

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 Advocate
(202) 546-9707 x321
Ethan Senack works on higher education issues.

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.

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

Chris Lindstrom

Higher Education Program Director
(617) 747-4330
Christine Lindstrom is a 14-year veteran of Student PIRGs, she now works with the U.S. PIRG network around the country to develop and execute campaigns to secure affordable and accessible higher education.

Meghan Hess

Associate Federal Field Director
(202) 546-9707 x370
Meghan Hess facilitates the organization's media outreach, coalition building, and grassroots organizing on federal campaigns.

Naomi Roth

Field Director
617-747-4410
Naomi Roth is the field director of U.S. PIRG.

Jaimie Woo

Tax & Budget Associate
202-461-3825
Jaimie works to increase tax and budget transparency and accountability, close corporate tax loopholes, and eliminate wasteful subsidies that fail to serve the public interest.

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