Who We Are

Founders

Parents of three school-age daughters

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Crystal Cotti

Leads Lumos business operations

Owner and CEO, Sylvan Learning
of Austin (2011-2016)
• Payroll > 200
• Revenues > $5M

Reporter, Fox 7 News, covering Austin city hall (2004-2010)

Honors graduate, University of Texas School of Journalism

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Mark Strama

Chairs Lumos board of directors

Director and GM, Google Fiber, SE region

Served 5 sessions in Texas House of Representatives

Created Campaign Academy

Founder, NewVoter.com, first company to offer voter registration online (1999)

Program Director, Rock the Vote (1996)

Board of Directors

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Will Griffin

Chief Ethics Officer, Hypergiant Industries

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CEO, Hip Hop on Demand

McKinsey, Goldman Sachs

Fox News/Fox Entertainment

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Elise Hu

NPR, Host, Future You

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NPR, Seoul bureau Chief

Reporter, Texas Tribune

Reporter, KVUE-TV (Austin)

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Renuka Rayasam

Reporter, Politico Pro

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Freelance) WSJ, New Yorker, Foreign Policy, Reuters, BBC

U.S. News and World Report

Austin American Statesman

Advisory Council

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Evan Smith

Co-Founder and CEO, The Texas Tribune

Host, Overheard with Evan Smith

Former President and Editor-in-Chief, Texas Monthly

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Jason Grumet

Founder and President, Bipartisan Policy Center, D.C. based think tank

Author, City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy

Former Executive Director, National Commission on Energy Policy

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Lisa Ling

Host, CNN, This is Life

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The View

Oprah Winfrey show

National Geographic

USA Weekend magazine

Channel One

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Jaime Uzeta

CEO, Public Allies

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GreatSchools.org

Participant Media

White House

Rock the Vote

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Dr. Stefanie Sanford

Chief of Global Policy, College Board

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Gates Foundation

White House Fellow

Author, Civic Life in the Information Age

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Dr. Barbara-Jane Paris

Director, School Improvement, AdvancED

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President, Natl Assoc of Secondary
School Principals

National figure on school safety and cyber bullying

Middle school Principal

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Jehmu Greene

Political Commentator, FOX News VoteRunLead, Founder and Board Chair

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Define American, Media Strategist

Women’s Media Center

Rock the Vote

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Jordan Levin

CEO, RoosterTeeth

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CEO, Awesomeness

Chief Content Officer, NFL

CEO, The WB Network

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Jim Spencer

Lecturer, University of Texas School of Journalism

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Founder/CEO, Newsy

Media Convergence Group

NBC

AskJeeves

AOL

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Dr. Frances Deviney

Kula Strategies

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COO, Center for Public Policy Priorities

Director, KIDS COUNT Project in Texas

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

PhD, Developmental Psychology

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