Staff

Andre Delattre

Executive Director
(312) 544-4436 x203
Delattre oversees all aspects of the state PIRGs’ programs, including program implementation and administration.

Steve Blackledge

Deputy Director
(916) 448-4516 x108
Steve provides guidance to state PIRG organizations on matters of policy, strategy, membership development and fundraising.

Allison Cairo

Deputy Director
(312) 291-0349 x303
Allison provides guidance to state PIRG organizations on matters of policy, strategy, membership development and fundraising.

Ed Mierzwinski

Consumer Program Director
202-546-9707 x314
Mierzwinksi is the federal Consumer Program Director and Senior Fellow, and has worked in the Washington, D.C., federal office since 1989.

Phineas Baxandall

Senior Analyst for Tax & Budget Policy
(617) 747-4351
Baxandall oversees policy and strategy development for tax and budget campaigns, including campaigns for transportation reform.

Dan Smith

Tax and Budget Associate
202-546-9707 x340
Smith works to end special-interest giveaways, increase budget transparency and accountability, eliminate waste, and close corporate tax loopholes.

Michael Russo

Federal Program Director
(202) 461-3823
Mike Russo directs our Federal Program.

Chris Lindstrom

Higher Education Program Director
(617) 747-4330
Lindstrom works with state PIRGs around the country to develop and execute campaigns to make higher education affordable and accessible.

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.

Ethan Senack

Higher Education Associate
(202) 546-9707 x321
Ethan Senack works on higher education issues.

Michelle Surka

Campaign Organizer
617-747-4386
Michelle Surka works as a campaign organizer to increase transparency in government settlement agreements signed with corporations accused of wrongdoing.

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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