Lori J. Steele
Lori Steele is the world's top expert in election modernization, pioneering the adoption of software as a service to make elections more accessible, affordable, transparent and secure. Since founding Everyone Counts she has led successful election administration and voting projects in countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Australia, involving voters located in over 165 countries. Her visionary leadership in business, innovation and elections led to Ms. Steele being nominated for Forbes' "Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs." She previously served as a technology investor as Vice President at Solomon Smith Barney, specializing in emerging and state-of-the-art technologies globally. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Ms. Steele’s election modernization expertise is frequently called on by legislators from around the world, and the media, including Time, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox, MSNBC and The New York Times.
Jonathan Lewis is Founder and CEO of MicroCredit Enterprises, an innovative, microfinance institution with $35 million in guarantees and $22 million in overseas lending capacity. Previously, Mr. Lewis was Founder and President of the Academy for International Health Studies and also founded the International Summit on Public-Private Health Sector Partnerships. He has served as CEO of the California Assoc. of HMOs, Chief Budget Advisor to the President of the California State Senate, Member of the Cabinet of the California Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Chief of Staff for three California commissions in the fields of health, education, and tax policy. He is currently a member of the Advisory Boards for the Global Philanthropy Forum, the International Center for Corporate Accountability and several social entrepreneur companies.
Peter Preuss is the former president and founder of Integrated Software Systems Corporation (ISSCO), a leading supplier of computer graphics software, which he led from 1970 to 1986, when it was sold (Nasdaq: ISCX). He is a Regent Emeritus of the University of California, having served on its board from 1993 through 2008 and is the president of The Preuss Foundation for Brain Tumor Research, a private foundation specializing in support of research and fostering communication among scientists. Some of the companies he serves or has served on the Board of Directors are: Biosym Technologies, Inc., CENTRAX Corporation, Dr. Design, Inc., DepoTech Corporation (DEPO), DOME Imaging Systems, Inc., EGEA Biosciences, Inc., GPC-Biotech Gmbh, Network Computing Devices, Inc. (NCDI), Overland Storage, Inc., Scripps Translational Science Institute Advisory Board, Sierra Geophysics, Inc., Execucom, Westec Services, and Wright Strategies, Inc. Mr. Preuss has served a term on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC, and is a past president of the University of California, San Diego Cancer Center Foundation
Founder and Retired CEO, Flextronics
Co-Managing Partner, Sprout Group
Managing Director Midwest, Motorola Ventures
Founder, Chairman & CTO, Digium Creator, Asterisk open-source PBX
Founder, CEO Peek media; Principle Marcus Strategies
Founder and Retired Chairman & CEO, Access Long Distance
Founder, Fair Isaac & Company (HNC Software)
President, Serious Change; Founder, Social Venture Network
Ambassador to the OAS: Organization of American States, Deputy Administrator, US AID, Attorney
Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson
Founder & President, IFES: Intl. Foundation of Election Systems, Advisor to UNDP, Advisor to ACEEEO