Board Of Directors

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Kat Calvin

Founder, Chair

Kat Calvin is the founder of Spread The Vote. A lawyer and social entrepreneur, Kat started STV after observing the results of the first local, state, and national elections without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act, and especially the many new voter ID laws that prevented millions of Americans from voting. Kat's goal is to get an ID for every voter in America who needs one, because every citizen has the right to vote.

Kat attended Mount Holyoke College and the University of Michigan Law School. She is an Army brat mostly from Seattle and Sierra Vista, AZ and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Tommy Nicholas

CEO, Alloy

Tommy is a software developer and startup founder with a strange affinity for financial technology infrastructure. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2011, Tommy founded his first startup, The City Swig, to help college students navigate the nightlife scene in their towns. In 2013 he helped launch coffitivity.com as a side project with friends, and helped grow the site to over 3.5 million users. The site landed on Time Magazines Top 50 Websites of 2013. 

Tommy recently founded Alloy to help financial services companies with their compliance problems. The company was part of the inaugural Techstars Barclays Accelerator program and has raised $4m from top tier venture capitalists in NYC.

 
 

Nse Ufot

Executive director,

new georgia project

Nse Ufot's life and career have been dedicated to working on various civil, human, and workers rights issues; as the Executive Director of the New Georgia
Project, she is proud to lead the organization to its goal of strengthening the state's democracy by registering and engaging roughly 1,000,000 eligible, but
unregistered African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans by the end of the decade. 

Prior to joining the New Georgia Project, Ms. Ufot worked as the Assistant Executive Director for the Canadian Association of University Teachers, Canada's largest faculty union and she was the Senior Lobbyist and Government Relations Officer for the American Association of University Professors where she coordinated initiatives for mobilizing members around legislation and regulations that impacted
higher education and labor law.  

Ms. Ufot, a proud naturalized citizen, was born in Nigeria and raised in Southwest Atlanta. Nsé enjoys international travel, listening and playing music from the African Diaspora, and hosting house parties for close friends and family. She is also fluent in French, English, Sarcasm, Profanity, and Gwapanese.

 

Pam Rothenberg

Managing Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Pam Rothenberg is the Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP where she practices in the areas of commercial real estate, business and entrepreneurship. In her real estate practice, she routinely handles the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and sale of commercial office buildings and multifamily properties, as well as large scale mixed-use developments. In her business practice, she represents entrepreneurs at all stages of their businesses life cycles, from start-ups to high growth companies.  

Pam is a change agent and leads a number of innovative initiatives for Womble Carlyle, including a newly established practice and consulting team focused on serving clients operating in the Impact Economy. Pam is a prolific writer and has published numerous articles on a variety of real estate and business topics. She previously developed a webinar series for the Association of Corporate Counsel focused on the Impact Economy, including specifics about the spectrum of impact and highlighting the ways in which "doing good and doing well fit within that spectrum.  

Pam serves on the Board of Directors for the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc., the signature diversity pipeline non-profit organization in the country focused on diversifying the legal profession. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Shelters to Shutters, a non-profit organization that runs an innovative program providing mentorship for careers in multifamily property management, along with full-time employment and housing opportunities for individuals facing homelessness. She is a longtime advocate and serves as an Honorary Board Member for N Street Village, a DC shelter for homeless women, as well as on the Board of Governors for the Fairfax/Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness. She is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, was named a leading real estate lawyer in the Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business Lists for the past several years and was named to the Washington, DC Real Estate Super Lawyers lists by Law & Politics for the past several years. Pam received her B.A. in History from Tufts University; summa cum laude and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

 

Georgina Cannan

Deputy director and counsel, civic engagement and voter protection

Democratic National Committee

Georgina Cannan is the DNC Deputy Director and Counsel for Civic Engagement and Voter Protection. Georgina is a Virginia native. Before coming to the DNC, she was the Coordinated Campaign Voter Protection Director in Virginia in 2014 and, starting in 2015, worked as the Democratic Party of Virginia's Voter Protection and Policy Director, where she was the only voter protection director on state party staff in the country. She received her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in Political Science and International Relations and her law degree from The George Washington University Law School. She is barred in Virginia.