“This is relationship-based work,” says Marcia. “And I am proud to lead a team of people who believe in the importance of being a politically independent and member -powered organization. Every day, we have the privilege to partner with our members to rein in corporate power and influence.”
In leading the development team, Marcia works with staff across the organization, members, and philanthropic partners across the country. She ensures Corporate Accountability has both the financial resources and the people power we need to both wage long-term strategic campaigns as well as respond effectively and rapidly to new challenges posed by corporate influence and power.
Marcia has always believed in public policy as a way to create positive change in the world. After all, she graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in American government and public policy. But after working for a few years in electoral politics, it became even clearer to her that the deep and entrenched influence of corporations in policymaking and elections was preventing the kind of change she wanted to see. That’s why she was thrilled to find Corporate Accountability in 2009, when she started as the membership manager. And why she is happy to have been working for the better part of a decade to challenge out-of-control corporate power directly.
She also plays a role in building the Corporate Accountability team, which for this two-sport college athlete is a major highlight: “Hardly anything is as fun as building and working on a team that is stronger than the sum of its parts.”