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Todd Deatherage spent sixteen years in senior positions in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government before co-founding the Telos Group. From 2005 to 2009, he was Chief of Staff in the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department. He also spent two years as Senior Advisor in the Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, where he specialized in religious freedom in the Middle East. Todd worked for a decade in the U.S. Congress, including six years as Chief of Staff to Senator Tim Hutchinson.

Dr. Steven Garber served at Regent College from 2017–2020 as Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership and as Director of Regent’s Master of Arts in Leadership, Theology, and Society. Prior to his time at Regent, he served as Principal of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Cherie Harder serves as President of the Trinity Forum. Prior to joining the Trinity Forum in 2008, Ms. Harder served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush. She previously served on the board of Gordon College and the C.S. Lewis Institute, and is a current board member of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution and Faith and Law. She also serves on the advisory boards of the Democracy Fund and the National Museum of American Religion.

Jay Jakub serves as the Economics of Mutuality Movement's chief advocacy officer after nearly 14 years in the Mars global headquarters. Jay is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at forums, business conferences and other gatherings, guest lecturing on EoM at leading universities around the world. He is the co-author of the EoM book, Completing Capitalism, and is a contributing co-author to the forthcoming book, Putting Purpose into Practice: The Economics of Mutuality.

D.J. Jordan is a Senior Vice President at Pinkston. Prior to joining Pinkston, D.J. was communications director for a U.S. Senator, communications director for the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, and press secretary for a U.S. Representative. He previously worked at both CNN and Fox News, where as an assignment editor and producer he helped develop coverage of breaking and featured news.

Lauren Noyes serves as Executive Director of Faith and Law. Previously, she worked as Director of House Relations and Director of Special Projects for the Heritage Foundation. She started her career on Capitol Hill working for Congressman John Shadegg (R-AZ) and later became legislative director for Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA).

Mark Rodgers is the Principal of The Clapham Group, a company that seeks to influence culture upstream of the political arena. Mark served as the third-ranking Republican leadership staffer in the U.S. Senate for six years overseeing strategic planning and strategic communications. He also served as a high profile chief of staff to Senator Rick Santorum, working on Capitol Hill for a total of 16 years.

Stephanie Summers is the CEO of the Center for Public Justice. Ms. Summers is a co-author with Washington Post columnist Michael J. Gerson and Katie Thompson of Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice (Falls City Press). A frequent speaker and moderator, she has written on the role of Christian think tanks and for publications including Comment and Q Ideas.