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Morris Pearl

Morris Pearl

Morris Pearl currently serves as Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of hundreds of high-net-worth Americans who are committed to making all Americans, including themselves, better off by building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation. The group focuses on promoting public policy solutions that encourage political equality, guarantee a sustaining wage for working Americans, and ensure that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes.  

Previously, Mr. Pearl was a managing director at BlackRock, one of the largest investment firms in the world. His work included the Maiden Lane transactions and assessing governments’ potential losses from bank bailouts in the United States and in Europe. Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Pearl had a long tenure on Wall Street where he invented some of the securitization technology connecting America’s capital markets to consumers in need of credit. He is a CFA Charter Holder, a member of the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Securities Analysts, and on the board of Verified Voting and The Center for Political Accountability. Mr. Pearl lives in New York City with his wife Barbara where he enjoys spending time with his two adult sons and riding his bicycle around the city.

Stephen Prince

Stephen Prince

Stephen Prince is the Vice-Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and a businessman who founded National Business Products, now known as Card Marketing Services, in 1993.  In the early years of his company, Mr. Prince focused attention on finding innovative print solutions for the credit, debit, and prepaid segment of the payments industry.  As the gift card phenomenon began to evolve in the late ‘90’s, he switched the company focus from one that provided heavy paper print offerings to one whose primary product line was printed plastic cards and support materials for that market segment.  Today, as gift and loyalty card programs have proliferated and grown, Mr. Prince is invited to deliver his “gift card gospel” to sales staffs, merchant clients as well as potential platform partners all over the U.S. Of late, he has become more and more involved in startups, primarily in the payments industry, where and when his technology experience enhances an opportunity.  Mentoring young entrepreneurs is something he not only enjoys but is something he feels is his responsibility.

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Ana María Archila

Ana María Archila

Ana María Archila has been a leader in New York and nationally in the fight for immigrant rights, worker justice, LGBTQ rights, and women’s rights for two decades. Born in Colombia, Ana María has spent her entire adult life in New York. She co-founded and led several grassroots progressive organizations, including Make the Road New York and the Center for Popular Democracy, and has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights and dignity of working people – Black, Latino, Asian, white, immigrant and native born.

She has fought for years for every young person to be able to access high-quality education–helping lead campaigns to fully fund public schools, create school-based college access programs, and pass the New York Dream Act. She was also deeply involved in the fights for paid sick days, raising the minimum wage, and a range of other economic, racial, and justice campaigns. In New York and nationally, she has been a leader in the fight for humane immigration reform.

Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins is an author and senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good and co-edits Inequality.org.  He is the great-grandson of meatpacker Oscar Mayer and gave away his inheritance at a young age.  Mr. Collins is an expert on U.S. economic inequality and has pioneered efforts to bring together investors and business leaders to speak out publicly against corporate practices and economic policies that increase economic inequality.  He is co-author, with Bill Gates Sr., of Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes.  His most recent book is Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.  Mr. Collins is the co-founder of Wealth for Common Good, which merged into the Patriotic Millionaires in 2015.

Drew Pomerance

Drew Pomerance

Drew Pomerance serves on the Board of Directors for the Patriotic Millionaires. He is a nationally renowned trial and appellate attorney, with 37 years of expertise in all aspects of complex business litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, as well as labor and employment matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, argued at the state and federal courts of appeal, and has won both of the cases he argued to the California Supreme Court.

Drew is a Life Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the most prestigious invitation-only trial lawyer organization in the United States, as well as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at trial lawyer conventions and seminars throughout California on insurance and employment topics, and has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer every year for the last decade.


Advisory Board


 

Nicolette Beck

Nicolette Beck

Nicolette Beck is a philanthropic consultant and sustainable investing enthusiast, and has worked with Ella Financial Advising in Oakland since 2021. Nicolette is passionate about using money as a tool to make the world a better place, with a particular interest in strategizing for catalytic change for maximum impact, via systems thinking and design. In her role as Philanthropic Consultant, Nicolette researches the underlying causes and potential solutions to problems, does due diligence on charities, helps family foundations come up with decision-making protocol, and runs foundation meetings for interested clients.

Nicolette has 15+ years experience in various fields of socially responsible investing, including ESG, screened portfolios, and private equity impact investing. She has served on the board of the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation since 2014, and served as board chair from 2015-2018. She studied Financial Advising at Kaplan University, and recently completed a one-year Impact Investing program through the CSP program at the University of Zurich. Nicolette is passionate about music, particularly klezmer, Balkan music, and various types of Eastern European folk music. In her spare time, Nicolette draws, gardens, performs improv, and plays the accordion in a band that she shares with her husband called Zla Vila.

Lawrence Benenson

Lawrence Benenson

Lawrence Benenson is a Principal of the Benenson Capital Company and a member of the company’s Investment Committee, involved in developing and implementing the company’s investment strategies and internal operations as well as guiding the company’s short and long-term planning.  He guides the company’s near-term and long-range planning and has helped Benenson Capital Partners grow to become one of the nation’s premier owners of net-leased properties.  He has been involved with the Benenson family business since 1990.  Mr. Benenson is the Chairman of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy and Head Co-Chairman of the Lincoln Center Real Estate and Construction Council.  He serves on the Boards of the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center in the Bronx, the Museum for African Art, the Center for Arts in Education, American Folk Art Museum, the ART/OMI International Arts Center, the New York Junior Tennis League, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, and the Ad Reinhardt Foundation. He also serves on the Boards of the Inner-City Scholarship Foundation and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).  Previously, Mr. Benenson worked for Rose Associates, a real estate investment and development company specializing in Manhattan properties.  Mr. Benenson holds a BA from Duke University.  He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, Vice President of the Realty Foundation of New York, and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Alan S. Davis

Alan S. Davis

Alan S. Davis is president of The Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund, a private family foundation.  Mr. Davis is the Director of the WhyNot Initiative, the foundation’s program to support social change efforts that have the potential to significantly address problems with the democratic process, income and wealth distribution, universal healthcare, and tolerance.  He was founder and CEO of Conservatree Paper Company, the leading distributor of recycled paper, and founder and CEO of ASDavis Media Group, a publisher of more than 40 travel guidebooks.

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John Esler

John Esler

John Esler was the founder and CEO of Esler Companies, the largest affiliate of Renewal by Andersen, the nation’s premier replacement window and door brand. John structured the organization around its core values of love and service first to its 2,500 teammates across 12 states, second to its customers, and third to the community. After retiring, John and his wife Jeanne established the Esler Family Foundation with a mission to reduce wealth inequality, advance leadership development, and increase access to mental health services.

Scott Wallace

Scott Wallace

Scott Wallace, grandson of Henry A. Wallace, is Co-Chair of Wallace Global Fund. An attorney since 1978, Scott has specialized in criminal law, constitutional law, legislation, and public policy. He has served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, Legislative Director for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Director of Defender Legal Services at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. He has acted as an advisor on criminal law reform to several East African governments and is a founding partner of the Democracy Alliance. He was the 2018 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s first congressional district.

Carol Winograd

Carol Winograd

Carol Winograd, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Human Biology Emerita at Stanford Medical School, where she was Director of the Clinical Program in Geriatrics. Her research and clinical work focused on identifying predictors of decline and improving function, especially mobility, in frail hospitalized patients. She got her MD from Boston University, did postgraduate work at Harvard University, and did her residency and fellowships at the University of
California, San Francisco, and Stanford University.

For many years, Carol has supported groups focusing on justice, equality, and human rights, both in the U.S. and internationally. She has served on the J Street National Board since 2010, was chair of the J Street PAC for the 2020 cycle, and is an ongoing member of both its board and its political committee. She has been a member of the Women Donors Network (WDN) since 2004 and a member of its board since 2019. She is also a New Israel Fund International Council member. In 2014 she received J Street’s Tzedek v’Shalom (Justice and Peace) Award. In 2019 she and her husband Terry received the Tzedek Award from Bend the Arc.

Terry Winograd

Terry Winograd

Terry Winograd is Professor of Computer Science Emeritus at Stanford University, where he created and directed for 20 years the Human-Computer Interaction Group and the teaching and research program in Human-Computer Interaction Design. He is also a founding faculty member of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school) and of the Liberation Technology Project at the Center for Development, Democracy, and the Rule of Law. He has been consultant to Google, a search engine company founded by Stanford students he advised. They and many others of his students have created companies and taken on leadership in Silicon Valley over the years.

In the d.school he developed courses and research in designing mobile communication technologies for health and development in the developing world, including a design course taught for several years in conjunction with the University of Nairobi. Winograd was a founding member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, of which he was national president from 1987-1990. He was elected to the ACM CHI Academy in 2003, became an ACM Fellow in 2010, and received the CHI Lifetime Research Achievement Award in 2011. He was Vice chair of the national board of Bend The Arc, a Jewish Social Justice Organization, and currently serves on the board of Corporate Responsibility International. In 2018 he received the American Jewish World Service Global Justice Award.

Joe Zimlich

Joe Zimlich

Joe Zimlich is the Chief Executive Officer of Bohemian Companies.  Bohemian Companies is a private investment office committed to innovative and sustainable investment opportunities that often target social impact as well as financial returns.  Mr. Zimlich also serves on the board of Bohemian Foundation, a family foundation.

Mr. Zimlich has held board or director level positions in the following industries: technology, semi-conductors, water filtration, trust, private & commercial banking, food service, and venture-capital funds.  Joe served previously as a manager in mergers and acquisitions and as a specialist in the not-for-profit and banking industries, both at an international accounting firm.  He currently serves as a Board member for Bohemian Foundation, First Western Trust Bank, Ampt, LLC, Democracy Alliance, Third Way, Committee On States Executive Committee, America Votes Executive Committee, Colorado Democracy Alliance Executive Committee, and Colorado Donor Alliance.

Mr. Zimlich graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Accounting.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).  He has been active in his community of Fort Collins, Colorado, notably with the Colorado State University System Board of Governors (where he previously served as Board Chair), Colorado State University’s College of Business Global Leadership Council, EnviroFit International, the Economic Opportunities Advising Committee, Community Development Block Grant Committee, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Human Resources Ordinance Task Force, and Leadership Fort Collins.

George Zimmer

George Zimmer

George Zimmer is the Founder and former CEO and Chairman of The Men’s Wearhouse.  Founded in 1973, he led the Company as Chief Executive Officer through 2011, at which time he named a successor.  Mr. Zimmer is an active Advisory Board member with the Oakland Zoo and the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland, and has served on numerous other boards, both for profit and non-profit, throughout his career.  Mr. Zimmer is widely recognized in his community for his philanthropic efforts, which include the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Chabot Space & Science Center, and Northern Lights School, all in the Bay Area.  He received Honorary Doctorates from Holy Names University, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and the University of Redlands.  Mr. Zimmer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington University in 1970.

 


Patriotic Millionaires

The Patriotic Millionaires is a group of high net worth individuals with annual incomes over $1 million and/or assets over $5 million who are committed to raising the minimum wage, combatting the influence of big money in politics, and advancing a progressive tax structure. Some of our members include:

 

David Altschul

Encino, CA

Will Arora

Clyde Hill, WA

Franklin Arthur

Piedmont, CA

William Battle

Los Altos, CA

Marc Baum

New York, NY

Nicolette Beck

San Francisco, CA

Lawrence Benenson

New York, NY

Paul Bettner

McKinney, TX

Katy Drake Bettner

McKinney, TX

Eleanor Bingham Miller

Goshen, KY

Rich Boberg

Saratoga, CA

Dana Bronfman

New York, NY

Ian Brownell

Medford, MA

Michael Burke

Redondo Beach, CA

Ron Carter

Columbia, MO

James Colen

Davie, FL

Chuck Collins

Jamaica Plain, MA

Cynda Collins-Arsenault

Superior, CO

Thomas Curran

Prairie Village, KS

Alan Davis

San Francisco, CA

John Deane

Nashville, TN

Anne Delaney

New York, NY

Abigail Disney

New York, NY

Tim Disney

Los Angeles, CA

John Driscoll

Stamford, CT

John Esler

Sutton, MA

Jeanne Esler

Sutton, MA

Andrew Faulk

San Francisco, CA

Rick Feldman

New York, NY

Jerry Fiddler

Berkeley, CA

Doug Ford

Lacey, WA

Lindsey Ford

Lacey, WA

Patricia Foschi

Santa Fe, NM

Lloys Frates

Los Angeles, CA

Ellyn Gelson

Encino, CA

Leonard Goldman

Silver Spring, MD

Robert Goldschmidt

University Park, FL

Jeffrey Gural

New York, NY

Robert Haines

Collegeville, PA

Timi Hallem

Los Angeles, CA

Phyllis Hatfield

Seattle, WA

David Higgins

Scottsdale, AZ

Pierre Hollis

Stafford, VA

Kim Hoover

Miami, FL

Jeff Huggett

Minneapolis, MN

Leah Hunt-Hendrix

Brooklyn, NY

Peter Janovsky

New York, NY

Phil Jensen

Sebastopol, CA

Frank Jernigan

San Francisco, CA

Joshua Kanter

Midvale, UT

Jean Kaplan

Santa Barbara, CA

Rochelle Kaplan

Salt Lake City, UT

Maureen Kennedy

Inverness, CA

Howard Klein

Los Angeles, CA

Michael Lambert

Portland, ME

Anna Lane

Charlottesville, VA

Ted LaRoche

Murfreesboro, TN

Alida Latham

Seattle, WA

Suzanne Lerner

Hawthorne, CA

Art Lipson

Salt Lake City, UT

Richard Mader

Pasadena, CA

Patricia Martone

New York, NY

Terry Meehan

New York, NY

Diane Meyer Simon

Santa Barbara, CA

Michael Nash

Bridgehampton, NY

Scott Nash

Chevy Chase, MD

Wendy Neu

New York, NY

David Nixon

St. Pete Beach, FL

Ken Olum

Sharon, MA

Frank Patitucci

Pleasanton, CA

Barbara Pearl

New York, NY

Morris Pearl

New York, NY

Judy Pigott

Seattle, WA

Drew Pomerance

Tarzana, CA

Peg Primak

Waltham, MA

Stephen Prince

Brentwood, TN

Susan Pritzker

San Francisco, CA

Cathy Raphael

Pittsburg, PA

Amelie Ratliff

Jamaica Plain, MA

Great Neck Richman

New York, NY

Michael Rothman

Chicago, IL

Jonathan Ruga

Salt Lake City, UT

Eric Schoenberg

Franklin Lakes, NJ

Stephen Segal

Philadelphia, PA

Spencer Sherman

Sebastopol, CA

Stephen Silberstein

Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Ian Simmons

Boston, MA

Diane Meyer Simon

Santa Barbara, CA

Daniel Simon

New York, NY

Douglas Smith

Seattle, WA

Marguerite Snowdon

Wilson, WY

Karen Stewart

Vista, CA

Faye Straus

Lafayette, CA

Sandor Straus

Lafayette, CA

Arthur Strauss

Irvine, CA

Ritchie Tabachnick

Ligonier, PA

Allison Thomas

Los Angeles, CA

Henry Thorne

Sewickley, PA

Andrew Tobias

New York, NY

Roy Ulrich

Berkeley, CA

Christy Wallace

Bethesda, MD

Scott Wallace

Bethesda, MD

Ross Waller

Lexington, VA

Sage Weil

Madison, WI

Peter Weinberger

Syosset, NY

Nina Weissberg

McLean, VA

Carol Winograd

Stanford, CA

Terry Winograd

Stanford, CA

Bennet Yee

Mountain View, CA

Scott Young

Salt Lake City, UT

George Zimmer

Fremont, CA