Meet The Getting Back To Work Team

Thoughtful policy solutions for America’s cities — the kind that empower people to prosper and thrive — are more crucial than ever. That’s why we’ve assembled leading policy, economics, law and regulatory experts from across the country for the Getting Back To Work playbook.

Americans stood with their leaders to slow the growth of COVID-19; this is an opportunity for leaders to stand with Americans to speed the recovery.

Anastasia Boden

Senior Attorney, Pacific Legal Institute

Anastasia Boden is an attorney in PLF’s Economic Liberty Project, where she challenges anti-competitive licensing laws and laws that restrict freedom of speech. Anastasia’s practice largely consists of representing entrepreneurs and small businesses who find themselves in a bureaucratic nightmare when simply trying to earn an honest living.


Greg Brooks

President, Better Cities Project

Greg Brooks leads Better Cities Project, a nonprofit organization researching and advancing practical policies to improve the lives of everyone living in America's largest cities. A former journalist, Greg's career has taken him from the back row of city council meetings to working on state, local and national policies across five presidencies.


Joe Coletti

Senior Fellow, John Locke Foundation

Joe Coletti has worked with government spending for more than a decade. He headed the North Carolina Government Efficiency and Reform initiative which restructured government and improved operations. Joe has written for the Reason Foundation, the Center for American Progress; he has degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


Baruch Feigenbaum

Senior Managing Director, Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation

Baruch Feigenbaum is senior managing director of transportation policy at Reason Foundation and lead author of Reason's Annual Highway Report. He has a diverse background researching and implementing transportation issues; prior to joining Reason, Feigenbaum handled transportation issues on Capitol Hill for Rep. Lynn Westmoreland.


Salim Furth

Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Urbanity project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Salim Furth has testified before state legislatures as well as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. His essays have been published in National Affairs, American Affairs, The City, and Public Discourse. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester in 2011.


Emily Hamilton

Research Fellow and Director of the Urbanity project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Emily Hamilton has authored numerous academic articles and policy papers. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.


Brian Hodges

Senior Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation

Brian Hodges is a senior attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation where he focuses his practice on defending the right of individuals to make reasonable use of their property, free of unnecessary and oppressive regulation. Brian's litigation and scholarly work advocates in favor of finding solutions to the housing crisis through robust protection of property rights, entrepreneurship, and the free market.


John Mozena

President, The Center For Economic Accountability

John Mozena is the president of the Center for Economic Accountability, which works for transparency and accountability of state and local economic development policy across the United States. He was formerly at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan and spent two decades in private-sector roles working with economic development agencies, public and private corporations and trade associations.


Stephen Slivinski

Senior Research Fellow Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University

Stephen Slivinski is a senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University and the director of the Doing Business North America project. He formerly held senior research positions at the Cato Institute, Goldwater Institute, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and was senior editor in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.


Patrick Tuohey

Director of Policy, Better Cities Project

Patrick Tuohey is co-founder and policy director of the Better Cities Project. He works with taxpayers, media, and policymakers to foster understanding of the consequences of policies regarding economic development, taxation, education, and transportation. Previously he was an aide to U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) in Washington, DC, and director of communications for Frank Luntz’s polling shop.


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