Alfred M. Rotondaro, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Center for American Progress

Alfred M. Rotondaro is currently a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. where he concentrates on issues of poverty and race. Before joining the Center, he served for 22 years as the executive director of the National Italian American Foundation. He has previously been a journalist, university professor, and the executive director of the York County, Pennsylvania anti-poverty agency. Fred is a board member of the Washington, DC Urban League, the International Review of African American Art, the National Colonial Farm, the Faith and Public Policy Institute and the Advisory Council of the Arab American Institute. Fred earned an undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Scranton, a master's degree in English from Creighton University and a doctorate in American studies from New York University. He also received an honorary doctorate from Wheeling College

Benjamin Palumbo
Palumbo & Cerrell (retired)

Benjamin Palumbo has had a long and  distinguished career in American politics. He has served as an assistant to New Jersey Governor Richard J. Hughes, chief of staff to U.S. Senator Harrison A. Williams, President of US Senate Association of Administrative Assistants, the campaign manager for Lloyd Bentsen's presidential campaign, the staff director of the House Democratic Caucus and the founder of Palumbo & Cerrell, a consulting firm in Washington, DC.  He is the past President of Rutgers Alumni Association of DC and has served as board member of the National Italian American Foundation, Children of God Relief Fund, Brady Campaign, Catholics United, National Press Club, Washington Caucus and the National Democratic Club. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a bachelor's and master's degrees in political science.

Advisory Counsel

Mary Jo Bane
Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Joseph Holland
St. Thomas University

Paul Begala
Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy

Reverend David Hollenbach, SJ
Boston College

Renee Brereton
Gamaliel Foundation 

Reverend Jim Keenan, SJ
Boston College

Barbara Boggs
Barbara Boggs & Associates

Fernando LaGuarda
Time Warner Cable

Fran Butler
Butler Associates

Dennis Lucey
TKC Global

Lisa Sowle Cahill
Boston College

Sister Mary Waskowiak, RSM
Sisters of Mercy Institute Leadership Team

Steve Callhan

Marybeth Maxwell
United States Department of Labor

Lois Campbell
Christian Life Communities of the United States

Mike McCurry
Public Strategies Washington

Tom Chabolla
Service Employees International Union

Mary McGinnity
Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Marjorie Clifton
Clifton Consulting

Vince Miller
University of Dayton

Ambassador James F. Creagan
University of the Incarnate Word

Robert Murphy
Morgan Stanley

Reverend Ron Chochol
Archdiocese of Saint Louis

Reverend Kevin Nadolski
Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales

Ronaldo Cruz
Pax Christi

Sarah O'Hagan
Equinox Fitness

Reverend Charles L. Currie, SJ
Jesuit Commons

Reverend Anthony Pogorelc
The Catholic University of America

Sister Anne Curtis, RSM
Sisters of Mercy Institute Leadership Team

Mary Ann Policelli
Oxfam America

Paul De Marco
Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC

Reverend Thomas Reese, SJ
National Catholic Reporter

Betty Anne Donelly

Jimmy Ryan
Elmendorf | Ryan

Leslie Farr
Knights of Peter Claver

Gerald Shea

Brian Frawley
Hay Group

Kathleen Maas Weigert
Loyola University Chicago

Ann Fleming
Washington, DC

Mary Wright

Very Reverend James J. Greenfield
Oblates of Saint Francis De Sales


John Halpin
Center for American Progress


John Hart
Impact Center


Tiffany Heath


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  • commented 2014-02-26 13:54:01 -0500
    This group looks like a “who’s who” of the Democrat Party?
    Is this group actually Catholic?

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