Ellen Miller is the co-founder and executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to open data in government transparency and accountability. She's considered one of the biggest social entrepreneur coming out of Washington DC and has Esther Dyson, Craig Newmark (Craigslist founder), and Mitch Kapor as board members/advisors. She has also received a $2.5M grant from Pierre Omidyar (founder of Ebay, Omidyar Network). Ellen's work has recently been featured by 2013 Campaigns & Elections Magazine ("CampaignTech Nonpartisan Innovator" ), in Government Technology ("Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public Sector Innovation," March 2011), Washingtonian Magazine (“100 Tech Titans"), Fast Company, (“The Most Influential Women in Technology"), WIRED Magazine (“15 People The Next President Should Listen To"). Ellen also served as deputy director of Campaign for America's Future, was the publisher of TomPaine.com and was a senior fellow at The American Prospect. She spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill. Ellen serves on the Board of Directors of the Sunlight Foundation, Publish What You Fund, the Center for Responsive Politics and Heaven Hill Distilleries. She is a Trustee of the Awesome Foundation, Washington, D.C. and is a member of the Policy Advisory Council of Transparency International.
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