Tim Bonnemann is the founder and CEO of Intellitics, a digital engagement startup based in San José, CA. Intellitics helps organizations in the public, private and non-profit sector apply information and communications technology to engage their communities in well-structured, well-facilitated conversations and other participatory processes, particularly in the context of collaborative problem solving and decision making.
Maria E. Hadden
A resident of Chicago, Maria first became involved with deliberative processes as a mediator and mediation trainer. She is an AmeriCorps*VISTA alum, earned her B.A. in International Peace and Conflict Studies at The Ohio State University and a M.S. in Public Service Management from DePaul University. She now works as a Project Coordinator for The Participatory Budgeting Project helping communities design their own participatory budgeting processes.
Evelyn Messinger is president of Citizenchannel, a pioneer in citizen engagement media since 1998 that connects Americans to their leaders, each other, and the world. The non-profit serves as a strategic partner in innovative media design for television, Internet and multiple platform media projects.
Jonathan "Jon" Denn is editor of aGREATER.US, an internet platform to find a new political platform for—a greater US. An avid reformer he is on the board of RebuildDemocracy.org (soon to be renamed the Clean Government Alliance). He has been a hotel company CEO, award-winning marketer, financial analyst, travel-guide publisher, union rep, and is a sometime playwright.
Our Facilitator: Susanna Haas Lyons
Susanna Haas Lyons is a public engagement specialist who develops strategy and provides training for better conversations between the public and decision makers. She has over twelve years international leadership experience in the field of public participation. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, Susanna has worked on some of North America’s largest and most complex citizen engagement projects. See more at: http://www.engaging.ly/about-susanna-haas-lyons
And special thanks to Henry Williams for helping us get started.
Featured Experts for the Hangout Series
Michael R. Strain, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, has written on the causes of labor market earnings volatility and many other labor topics. Before joining AEI, he managed the New York Census Research Data Center, a U.S. Census Bureau research facility. As an economist with the Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies, Strain was part of the research staff of the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Program.
Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the top-ranked blog New Economic Perspectives. She is a regular commentator on national radio and broadcast television, and consults with policymakers, investment banks and portfolio managers across the globe.
Bryce Covert is the Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress.org. She was previously editor of the Roosevelt Institute’s Next New Deal blog and a senior communications officer. She is also a contributor for The Nation and was previously a contributor for ForbesWoman. Her writing has appeared on The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Nation, The Atlantic, The American Prospect, and others. She is also a board member of WAM!NYC, the New York Chapter of Women, Action & the Media.