Sam Buchman

Project Director

Sam Buchman is the Project Director at Progressive Economy. Before joining Progressive Economy, Mr. Buchman worked for the Michigan Democratic Party, managing a number of different political campaigns. Read full bio »

Andrea Durkin

Director of Content and non-resident Contributing Writer

Andrea Durkin is Founder and Principal of Sparkplug, LLC (, an independent and collaborative consulting firm that helps companies maximize the social impact of their business, and help non-profits think more like businesses to achieve their social goals. Read full bio »

Senior Fellows

Katrin Kuhlmann

Senior Fellow

Katrin Kuhlmann is President and Founder of the New Markets Lab, a non-profit organization created to pioneer an equitable new approach to commercial legal and regulatory reform in developing markets.  She is also a Senior Advisor at the Corporate Council on Africa and a fellow with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, where she chairs a Legal Working Group for the social enterprise sector. Read full bio »

Shara L. Aranoff

Senior Fellow

Shara L. Aranoff is Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, where she practices in the firm’s international trade, public policy and government affairs, and intellectual property groups.  Prior to joining Covington, Ms. Aranoff served as Commissioner and Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, where she had oversight and decision-making responsibility over a variety of international trade issues, including trade remedies and related WTO disputes, trade preference programs, assessments of the probable economic effects of new trade agreements, maintenance of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, and cross-border intellectual property litigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. Read full bio »


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