President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Maya MacGuineas is the President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Her areas of expertise include budget, tax, and economic policy. Maya testifies regularly before Congress and has published broadly, including articles in The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Financial Times and the Los Angeles Times. Once dubbed “an anti-deficit warrior” by The Wall Street Journal, Maya comments often on broadcast news and is widely cited by the national press. In the spring of 2009 Maya did a stint on The Washington Post editorial board, covering economic and fiscal policy.
Maya has worked at the Brookings Institution and on Wall Street. As a political independent, she has advised numerous candidates for office from both parties, and works regularly with members of Congress on health, economic, tax, and budget policy. She serves on the boards of a number of national, nonpartisan organizations and received her Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Loren Adler is Research Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he leads research and analysis on a wide variety of fiscal policy issues, primarily focusing on health care, budget, and tax policy. Prior to joining the Committee, Loren spent nearly four years as a senior policy analyst for the Bipartisan Policy Center and Domenici-Rivlin Debt Reduction Task Force. He co-authored the Domenici-Rivlin report, Restoring America’s Future, and A Bipartisan Rx for Patient-Centered Care and System-Wide Cost Containment, co-chaired by Dr. Alice Rivlin and Senators Tom Daschle, Pete Domenici, and Bill Frist. Working with now Federal Reserve Board Governor, Jerome Powell, and other BPC staff, he analyzed Treasury Department and Congressional Budget Office data to predict the timing of the debt ceiling and the consequences of exhausting “extraordinary measures.” Before moving to Washington D.C., he worked for NERA Economic Consulting, where he performed economic analysis for antitrust and regulation cases, and for Goldman Sachs with the Commodities Research group. Loren received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Economics from Wesleyan University.
Outreach and Public Liaison, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Chris Dreibelbis is the Outreach and Public Liaison. He oversees outreach for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s work through social media and with various constituencies. Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Dreibelbis was the Communications and Economic Policy Director at the Reform Institute. Before that he worked at the Committee for Economic Development, where he was actively involved in their successful effort to achieve campaign finance reform and also worked on issues such as the federal budget and Social Security reform. He received his B.A. in public policy from Washington & Lee University and holds a Master's in public policy from George Mason University.
Tyler Evilsizer is a Policy Analyst for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he researches budgetary, taxation, and economic issues. Prior to joining the Committee, he performed research on tax and budget issues for the Senate Finance Committee under Chairman Max Baucus. Before that, he served as Lead Researcher for the National Institute on Money in State Politics, the only non-profit that compiles information on state-level campaign finance in all 50 states. Tyler received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Senior Policy Director, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Marc Goldwein is the Senior Policy Director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he guides and conducts research on a wide array of topics related to fiscal policy and the federal budget. He is frequently quoted in a number of major media outlets including The Washington Post, CNN Money, McClatchy Newspapers, and the Associated Press.
In 2010, Marc spent nine months as Associate Director of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (The Fiscal Commission), and in 2011 he spent three months as a senior budget analyst on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (The Super Committee). He has also conducted research for the Government Accountability Office, the World Bank, the Historian's Office at the Social Security Administration, and the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. In addition to his work at CRFB, Marc teaches economics at Johns Hopkins University, where he received his B.A. in political science and M.A. in economics. In 2011, Marc was featured in the Forbes "30 Under 30" list for Law & Policy.
Research Assistant, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Elspeth Grindstaff is a Research Assistant for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Previously she worked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office in the Education, Workforce and Income Security issue area. She also has experience working in the nonprofit industry. Ms. Grindstaff has a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University.
Policy Analyst, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Lawrence is a Policy Analyst for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He serves as a liaison between the Committee’s legislative and communications teams and assists with coordinating Moment of Truth Project events in Washington. Prior to joining CRFB, Lawrence worked on policy communications for Rep. David Price (D-NC). He graduated from Davidson College in 2009 with a degree in Creative Writing.
Senior Advisor, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Prior to joining the Committee staff, Ed served on the staff of the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. He is a longtime veteran of the Congressional Budget process, having served as policy advisor and Legislative Director to former Congressman (and current Co-Chairman of the Committee board) Charlie Stenholm from 1990 through 2004 and as Senior Policy Advisor for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer from 2007 through June of 2010. Ed received his bachelor’s degree in government and international service from American University. Ed graduated from The American University in 1992 with a degree in government and international relations. He is originally from Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
Mike Murphy is Policy and Special Projects Manager for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he manages policy research and analysis on a variety of topics related to fiscal policy and the federal budget, as well as coordinates a wide array of projects related to advancing the Committee’s policy related initiatives. Prior to joining the Committee, Mike worked for the Comeback America Initiative, a non-profit founded by David Walker, Former Comptroller General of the United States, who mission is to educate and engage the public about federal, state and local fiscal issues. Previously, Mike also worked as a Senior Transportation Program Analyst for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as well as in legislative affairs for the American Cancer Society and on Capitol Hill. Mike received his bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Masters of Public Administration and a Certificate of Health Services Management and Policy from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Research Fellow, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
As Research Fellow for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Fiscal Policy Program at the New America Foundation, Jason Peuquet works on a wide array of budgetary issues and conducts research on budget and economic policy. In particular, he has recently worked on examining the economic recovery, defense and non-defense spending, structural health care reforms, as well as the overall federal budget. Mr. Peuquet has also become a contributor to television and radio news programs, in addition to providing budget analysis and information for major media outlets. He attended The George Washington University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international affairs. Before joining CRFB, Mr. Peuquet spent time researching education policy, federal housing policy, and economic policy and is originally from Pennsylvania.
Consultant, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Cheri Reidy is a consultant to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Fix the Debt campaign. Cheri worked for 29 years on the Republican staff of the Senate Budget Committee, under Senators Domenici, Nickles, Gregg, and Sessions. As Budget Committee Staff Director under Senator Gregg, she was responsible for the committee staff’s work during all phases of the congressional budget process. Prior to her job as Staff Director, Cheri held various positions on the Senate Budget staff including Director for Revenues & Budget Review and Economist & Senior Analyst for Revenues. Cheri contributed to the work of several major budget deals, ranging from the reconciliation bills of the 1980s to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility. She was a frequent contributor to the committee’s Budget Bulletin publication. During the 110th Congress, Cheri was named a Stennis Congressional Staff Fellow, a program that brings a small group of congressional staff leaders together to work to improve the effectiveness of those who work on Capitol Hill. Cheri earned a BA in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy Analysis at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.
Program Associate, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Erik Roos is a Program Associate with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He contributes to CRFB’s The Bottom Line blog and also conducts research on budgetary and economic issues. In addition, he is involved with CRFB’s outreach efforts. Mr. Roos graduated from American University in May of 2012 with degrees in Economics and Political Science and studied for a year at the London School of Economics. He is originally from Minnesota.
Senior Program Associate, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Adam Rosenberg is a Senior Program Associate with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he works on a wide variety of budget and economic issues conducting research and writing for CRFB's The Bottom Line blog. In addition, he is responsible for maintaining and updating Stimulus.org. He graduated in December 2011 from The George Washington University with a B.A. in political science and minors in economics and jazz studies. Adam is originally from Connecticut.
Consultant, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Paul Weinstein Jr. is a consultant to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and directs the MA in Public Management program at the Johns Hopkins University. A veteran of two administrations, Weinstein was senior advisor to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, which was created by President Obama to address the nation’s mid- and long-term fiscal challenges. Previously, Weinstein served as chief of staff of the White House Domestic Policy Council and as senior advisor for policy planning to the Vice President during the Clinton-Gore Administration. From 2001 to 2008, Weinstein was chief operating officer and senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, and chief analyst at Promontory Interfinancial Network. Mr. Weinstein has taught at The Johns Hopkins University since 2003, and has also lectured at Columbia University and Georgetown University. He is co-author of the textbook, The Art of Policy Making. His writing also has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, New York Newsday, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, and Politico among others. Before joining the Clinton administration, Weinstein served as a legislative aide to former Representative C. Thomas McMillen (D-MD) and then-Senator Albert Gore Jr. (D-TN)